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Successful Summer Shutdown


By admin - Posted on 15 September 2018

On August 15th, the MMT returned to normal operations after a three-week summer shutdown. Some of the scheduled work completed during this period included: wet washing the primary mirror, removing the decommissioned laser guide star system from the telescope, and replacing the electrical connectors on the telescope encoder power supply. Since the tasks were successfully completed on time and the opportunity was available, the 40-lead DIP resolver-to-digital converters for the azimuth axis were replaced with specially packaged 44-terminal LCC units. This was completed to increase the inventory of potential spare for this critical telescope component.