Our Mirror is a Mirror

On March 10, 2011 the MagAO secondary shell had its frontside successfully aluminized at the University of Arizona, Steward Observatory coating facility in Tucson by Richard Sosa and Gary Rosenbaum. This also took a lot of hard work by Jason Lewis and Victor Gasho.

Magellan ASM side view
The side of our freshly aluminized 850 mm diameter adaptive secondary for MagAO. This shell is just 1.5mm thick with 585 magnets glued on the back.
The Magellan ASM
The newly coated front of the secondary.
Victor and the ASM
Project Manager Victor Gasho reflected in the secondary
Laird and the ASM
A relieved Principal Investigator Laird Close reflected in the secondary.