My day started with a classic LCO breakfast.
After that we ran up the hill and cabled our 2040 actuator MEMS DM. We got it on the first try! We are getting better at this procedure.
After that, we turned the cleanroom over to our Bubbled comrades. Laird and Justin put in a loooong day of aligning the optics. We sat up in the library and watched. It’s sort of like a medical procedure drama.
We found this book in the library, which we might need if any REAL problems come up.
After taking the above photo and circling around Justin, I started down the path to begin my walk up. Then I noticed a sliver of moon hanging over the valley. Then the following ensued:
Joseph got an up close and personal Vizcacha interaction.
The reference to bananas in the slack convo is to this blog post from the MagAO-Classic Age of Legends. We have a long history of shenanigans with the cleanroom vizcacha family.
The post-sunset show was extravagant tonight.
Changing up the sound tonight for the song of the day. I think this is the best of the “new” Metallica, as good as the old classics.