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Hobby-Eberly Telescope Construction

Images and explanatory text from West Texas Time Machine: Creating the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, Little Hands of Concrete Productions, 1998, with permission—available for purchase through the observatory gift shop.


  • Foundations


  • Drumhead


  • Pier


  • Steel Building


  • Concrete Finish


  • Aerial View


  • Frame Assembly


  • Frame Installation


  • Base Wedge


  • Truss Assembly


  • In Texas


  • Reassembled Truss


  • Flying Truss


  • Truss on Frame


  • Dome Assembly


  • Dome Shutter


  • Big Pieces


  • Flying Dome


  • A World of Framing


  • Tracker


  • Positioning Components


  • Tracker Installed


  • Tracker Package


  • HET 001


  • Segment with Support


  • Segment Installation


  • 35 of 91


  • Installed Primary


  • Full Array


  • Reflections


  • Time Machine


  • Dusk

30 September 2008
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