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  • Bell Jar Lift

    Preparations for aluminization of our primary mirror are continuing. The bell jar was lifted in place on August 16 to ready for the upcoming recoating shoot. A video provided by C. Beck of Marco Crane, who attached his GoPro to the crane hook, shows a unique perspective of the lift!

  • Aluminization Preparations

    On July 26, MMT staff stripped the aluminum coating from our 6.5m mirror to prepare for its realuminization in a few weeks. Using various cleaning agents, some mopped while others sprayed. Soon only a small portion of coating remained, revealing the honeycomb structure beneath the glass. Read more.

  • Observing Schedule

    The September-December MMT observing schedule and program titles can be found here.