First Light LRS Press Release


 

 
MCDONALD OBSERVATORY     

HOBBY-EBERLY TELESCOPE     
 

  

 

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 Artist's Rendering

 Concept rendering of the HET

 

 Facility and Control-Service Building

 Facility and Control/Service Building, March 1995

 View of HET Site

 Aerial view of the HET on Mount Fowlkes (below) and other McDonald Observatory telescopes on Mount Locke (top)

 

 

 HET Frame Structure

 HET Telescope Structure

 

 

 View from CCAS Tower

 View of the HET enclosure from the CCAS Tower

 

 Primary Mirror Truss

 Primary Mirror Truss

 

 View of Truss Installation

 View of truss installation

 

 Dome Skeleton

 Dome skeleton

 

 View of Mirror Truss

 Bird's eye (and fish-eye) view of the mirror truss

 

 Lifting the Tracker

 Beginning of tracker lift

 

 Structure, Truss, and Tracker

 Tracker installed on top hex of HET structure

 

 

 Mirror Segment Support

 Mirror segment support

 

 

 Lifting the Dome

 Dome skeleton lift

 

 Completed Primary Mirror

 Completed primary mirror with all 91 segments installed

 

 Initial Three Mirror Segments

 Installation of first three mirror segments

 

 PFIP

 Concept drawing of Prime Focus Instrument Package (PFIP)

 

 HET Team

 HET Project Team

 
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29 July 2002
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