Fan Mountain Observatory

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  Focal plane module construction 1 Focal plane module construction 2 Focal plane module in the lab Focal plane module assembly in the lab Focal plane module testing in the lab  
  Focal plane module construction 1 Focal plane module construction 2 Focal plane module in the lab Focal plane module assembly in the lab Focal plane module testing in the lab

  Mirror carriage housing interior Mirror carriage positional switches Mirror carriage motor Focal plane ferrule array from above Focal plane ferrule adjustment 1  
  Mirror carriage housing interior Mirror carriage positional switches Mirror carriage motor Focal plane ferrule array from above Focal plane ferrule adjustment 1

  Focal plane ferrule adjustment 2 Calibration system Calibration system optics Calibration lamp housing interior Opal glass frame and calibration lamp housing  
  Focal plane ferrule adjustment 2 Calibration system Calibration system optics Calibration lamp housing interior Opal glass frame and calibration lamp housing

  Calibration lamp mount Eyepiece system fold mirror Calibration and guide systems, partial Guide system STV and lens cell mount Fibers inside focal plane module  
  Calibration lamp mount Eyepiece system fold mirror Calibration and guide systems, partial Guide system STV and lens cell mount Fibers inside focal plane module

  Focal plane module wiring at FMO Focal plane module - first time on telescope Focal plane module on telescope Focal plane module - NE view Focal plane module - NW view  
  Focal plane module wiring at FMO Focal plane module - first time on telescope Focal plane module on telescope Focal plane module - NE view Focal plane module - NW view

  Focal plane module NE mounting bolt Focal plane module SE mounting bolt Focal plane module on telescope - NE view Focal plane module on telescope - NW view Focal plane module lift system  
  Focal plane module NE mounting bolt Focal plane module SE mounting bolt Focal plane module on telescope - NE view Focal plane module on telescope - NW view Focal plane module lift system

  Lift table Mounting the focal plane module Focal plane module parked on floor Science fiber insertion into teflon tubing 1 Science fiber insertion into teflon tubing 2  
  Lift table Mounting the focal plane module Focal plane module parked on floor Science fiber insertion into teflon tubing 1 Science fiber insertion into teflon tubing 2

  Fiber train hex bundling setup Fiber train hex bundling jig Bundling focal plane ferrule fibers Epoxying the focal plane ferrule fibers Epoxied focal plane ferrule fiber bundles  
  Fiber train hex bundling setup Fiber train hex bundling jig Bundling focal plane ferrule fibers Epoxying the focal plane ferrule fibers Epoxied focal plane ferrule fiber bundles

  Guide fiber ferrules - newly epoxied Focal plane ferrules newly assembled Fiber train newly assembled Focal plane ferrule polishing setup 1 Focal plane ferrule polishing setup 2  
  Guide fiber ferrules - newly epoxied Focal plane ferrules newly assembled Fiber train newly assembled Focal plane ferrule polishing setup 1 Focal plane ferrule polishing setup 2

  Science fiber polishing setup 1 Science fiber polishing setup 2 Science fiber polishing Science fiber inspection setup 1 Science fiber inspection setup 2  
  Science fiber polishing setup 1 Science fiber polishing setup 2 Science fiber polishing Science fiber inspection setup 1 Science fiber inspection setup 2

  Focal plane ferrule array from overhead Focal plane ferrule - good Focal plane ferrule - bad 1 Focal plane ferrule - bad 2 Fiber train attached to telescope fork  
  Focal plane ferrule array from overhead Focal plane ferrule - good Focal plane ferrule - bad 1 Focal plane ferrule - bad 2 Fiber train attached to telescope fork

  Magnified science fiber - back-lit Magnified science fiber Science fiber array 1 Science fiber array 2 Science fiber array with slit 1  
  Magnified science fiber - back-lit Magnified science fiber Science fiber array 1 Science fiber array 2 Science fiber array with slit 1

  Science fiber array with slit 2 Spectrograph room under construction Spectrograph room, empty Moving optical table to FMO Lifting optical table to second floor 1  
  Science fiber array with slit 2 Spectrograph room under construction Spectrograph room, empty Moving optical table to FMO Lifting optical table to second floor 1

  Lifting optical table to second floor 2 Spectrograph room, wall removed Spectrograph room, exterior 1 Spectrograph room environment control Science fiber mount newly finished 1  
  Lifting optical table to second floor 2 Spectrograph room, wall removed Spectrograph room, exterior 1 Spectrograph room environment control Science fiber mount newly finished 1

  Science fiber mount newly finished 2 Science fiber mount, overhead view Science fiber mount interior from above Science fiber array mount interior Shutter and interior of science fiber mount  
  Science fiber mount newly finished 2 Science fiber mount, overhead view Science fiber mount interior from above Science fiber array mount interior Shutter and interior of science fiber mount

  Science fiber alignment mount side/back Science fiber alignment mount front Collimator mount 1 Collimator mount 2 Grating mount, disassembled 1  
  Science fiber alignment mount side/back Science fiber alignment mount front Collimator mount 1 Collimator mount 2 Grating mount, disassembled 1

  Grating mount, disassembled 2 Grating mount, partly assembled Grating mount 1 Grating mount 2 Grating and dewar mount front  
  Grating mount, disassembled 2 Grating mount, partly assembled Grating mount 1 Grating mount 2 Grating and dewar mount front

  Grating rotation index Machining bench spectrograph components Dewar mount under construction Dewar mount positioning indexes Dewar mount front, SLR rotation index  
  Grating rotation index Machining bench spectrograph components Dewar mount under construction Dewar mount positioning indexes Dewar mount front, SLR rotation index

  Dewar Z rotation micrometer SLR lens adjustments CCD dewar - lN2 filling 1 CCD dewar - lN2 filling 2 Bench spectrograph 1  
  Dewar Z rotation micrometer SLR lens adjustments CCD dewar - lN2 filling 1 CCD dewar - lN2 filling 2 Bench spectrograph 1

  Bench spectrograph 2 Bench spectrograph 3 Bench spectrograph 4 Bench spectrograph 5 Celestron telescope setup  
  Bench spectrograph 2 Bench spectrograph 3 Bench spectrograph 4 Bench spectrograph 5 Celestron telescope setup

  Electronics control box construction Electronics control box interior Electronics control box - exterior FOBOS hand paddle Telescope and FOBOS control center  
  Electronics control box construction Electronics control box interior Electronics control box - exterior FOBOS hand paddle Telescope and FOBOS control center

  FOBOS computer control Telescope control electronics rack Air compressor Newly installed weather station  
  FOBOS computer control Telescope control electronics rack Air compressor Newly installed weather station