Instrument Change Movie!

Leave a Comment At the MMT we do a lot of juggling of our three secondary mirrors & our current suite of 13 instruments. Over the last couple of years we have become so efficient at doing secondary/instrument changes that it is a task that is normally never seen by the astronomers as everything is completed before they arrive at the telescope. To give you all a small insight into the effort it takes to reconfigure the telescope we have put together this little movie for your viewing pleasure. The movie shows one day in the life of the telescope day crew as we change from a setup of f/5 secondary with Hecto to the f/15 deformable secondary and CLIO. For best viewing have your computer speakers on .. Enjoy!