Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Infra-red Spectroscopy and AO Installation

What a crazy few days. I came to Maui Monday afternoon and went straight to the summit to go observing / do some engineering. The weather was horrible last night so I worked on calibrating the liquid crystals and trying to the the IR spectrograph going. I ended up awake till 5am then getting up at 7am to help install the curvature AO system up here. Now, I'm still going on 2 hours of sleep but the AO system is somewhat installed, the IR spectrograph is taking data and the LCROSS impact is still two days away leaving plenty of time to calibrate! Sweet! Now, if only I can get a shower and a nap before the next two nights crazyness.....


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