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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.

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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

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Installed Primary

Full Array

Reflections

Time Machine

Dusk