The big news of today is that our favorite Viscacha made an appearance at the clean room wall today. We’ve been missing him!
After a few days of Engineering and Arizona science, we welcomed Subo Dong from Peking University to the Clay telescope. Jennifer Yee (Harvard), who is observing in a few nights, was also here to help out and see how things work.
We continue to make progress in improving the quality of MagAO operations.
The MagAO team is thoroughly nocturnal now. But that means our food is eaten in the wrong order by all standards of civilization.
Finally, we have a clarification from Katie’s post about all of our control loops. Though not specifically annotated, the VisAO Gimbal was shown on the diagram, and you just have to know where to look for our X-Y-Z stages.
Listen close to this song, and you’ll hear an entire verse about adaptive optics. Plus, once you’ve been on a month long MagAO run you’ll know what Bono is saying, though maybe not in spanish.