Picture Gallery for Fri 2006-08-11 07:13:45 UTC


Click to enlargeGaelen and Matt paint exposed sun shield frames.
Click to enlargeGoing to the moon.
Click to enlargeIn the lobby.
Click to enlargeMeasuring the effects of cardboard tubes on the beam.
Click to enlargeNick and Matt fill BLAST's jerry can with liquid nitrogen.
Click to enlargeThe cold source set up in the LDB highbay.
Click to enlargeBLAST looking out the staging bay door.
Click to enlargeMore cardboard tube tests. If we encounter any cardboard tubes in the stratosphere we'll have no trouble removing them in post flight analysis now.
Click to enlargeThe primary mirror plug on the table.
Click to enlargeMark accessories with white tape.
Click to enlargeImproper terminal lug storage.
Click to enlargeProper terminal lug storage.
Click to enlargeMark takes a picture of BLAST.
Click to enlargeWatching Hercules while doing beam tests.
Click to enlargePizza.
Click to enlargeA Rube Goldberg device involving the secondary mirror, some Kevlar thread, a step ladder, a vise, a C-clamp, a scale, a hook, a carabiner, another C-clamp and an aluminum bar.
Click to enlargeThank You.
Click to enlargeAn even more impressive contraption, this one involving two step ladders.
Click to enlargeBeam mapping with BLAST.
Click to enlargeBeam mapping with BLAST.
Click to enlargeBeam mapping with BLAST.
Click to enlargeBeam mapping with BLAST. The step ladders hold up the big beam which has a Kevlar thread which is pulling up on the secondary mirror to see if there is any deflection.
Click to enlargeMark goes up to work on the secondary.
Click to enlargeAn eight second exposure of Gaelen setting up the cold source down the road, 100 metres from BLAST at midnight.
Click to enlargeDitto.
Click to enlargeDitto.
Click to enlargeA long exposure looking down the road at the source.
Click to enlargeA tree frog on the door discovered by Nick and photographed by Gaelen.
Click to enlargeA tree frog on the door discovered by Nick and photographed by Gaelen.
Click to enlargeAfter many hours in the highbay, running beam maps.
Click to enlargeGaelen.
Click to enlargeMark prepares to vent the cryogens.
Click to enlargeVenting helium.
Click to enlargeVenting helium.
Click to enlargeVenting helium.
Click toplayVenting helium.
Click to enlargeVenting helium.
Click to enlargeVenting nitrogen. Mark is inserting a blue foam panel to direct the liquid nitrogen to a better place. Note that, while liquid helium goes up, liquid nitrogen goes down.
Click to enlargeVenting nitrogen.
Click toplayVenting nitrogen.
Click to enlargeVenting nitrogen.
Click to enlargeVenting nitrogen.
Click to enlargeCelebrating a successful conclusion to the focusing tests.
Click to enlargeGiant ("Devlin-esque") cryostat temperature readout.
Click to enlargeChris measures the displacement of the secondary mirror.
Click to enlargeThe terminal lugs after re-sorting by Gaelen.
Click to enlargePreparing to remove the cryostat.
Click to enlargeStaging for packing to the ice.
Click to enlargeRemoving the primary mirror.
Click to enlargeThe bottom of the primary mirror.
Click to enlargeGroup photo with the mirror.

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