The dewar protrudes slightly out of the current enclosure
panels. An additional
cover for the dewar will be attached to the two adjacent panels.
And like magic, a hole appears in two the central enclosure panels...
The new cover appears!
A typical cover (blister) for a shutter linear motor shaft
(there are 2 motors on each
shutter, and a shutter for each camera). Image courtesy of Steve Gunnels.
Bigelow and Baggish admire the short camera dewar cover.
Image courtesy of Steve
Steve Gunnels and the IMACS enclosure panels installed
on the instrument. The large ring at the
far left of the structure is the fixed (non-rotating) support structure for the IGUS utility wrap.
Side view of the IMACS enclosure panels installed on the
instrument. All that remains are the
small blister covers for the shutters and the long camera dewar cover.
Valerie, Garrett, and Steve Gunnels unpack and arrange the enclosure panels prior to installation.
Panels ready to go.
Test fit-up of rear panels, which are not expected until early August.
Installing a middle panel is easier with two than one...
Inside view with half of the middle panels installed.
The quarter-turn latches can be seen holding the panels
to the lip on the structure.
Front and middle panels after assembly by the Paragon
7/8/02 - The hard-working panel builders at Paragon Engineering
- Valerie and Garrett
7/8/02 - Front panels drying in the sun. The second
panel in this picture includes an opening
for changing slit masks.
7/8/02 - The slit mask access panel.
7/8/02 - A front panel with primer. The convex curve
attaches to the FOSS disk
of the instrument structure. The concave curve seals against the altitude structure
of the telescope.
7/8/02 - Center panels bonded, stop corners reinforced
and ready for finish hardware.
Prepainted skins still have protective vinyl.
7/8/02 - Rear panels in process. Matte black interior surface is visible on two panels.