APF Telescope 2.4-m Mirror Aluminization Movies
Time-lapse movies of the APF 2.4-m Telescope mirror re-aluminization
are being composed from a few cameras that have been positioned inside the
dome to document the procedure.
Links to new movies will be added as they are created.
2016 September 21: Preparing the Dome and Telescope for Mirror Removal
2016 September 22: Preparing the Dome and Telescope for Mirror Removal
2016 September 23: Removing the Mirror from the Telescope
2016 September 26: Removing the Mirror from the Dome, Moving it to the Shane Dome, and Stripping off the Coating
2016 September 27: Put Glass in the Aluminizing Chamber and Aluminize
2016 September 28: Opening the Aluminizing Chamber, Evaluating the New Aluminum Coating, Preparing for Installing the Mirror
2016 September 29: Installing the Mirror in the Telescope
2016 September 30: Reassemble the Dome, Install the Tertiary Mirror
Time-lapse movies assembled by Elinor Gates, UCO/Lick Observatory.
Special thanks to Kostas Chloros and Donnie Redel for setting up
cameras inside the APF Dome.
Last modified: Sat Oct 1 19:06:26 PDT 2016