Telescope Preparations for IMACS

A variety of changes and/or additions will be made to the Magellan 1 telescope,
its west Nasmyth platform, and the telescope control room, in preparation for
the delivery and installation of IMACS.


7/24/02  The west Nasmyth platform on Magellan 1 is being stiffened to increase
the resonant frequencies of the platform and the instrument.  A diagonal
stiffener (background) and a longitudinal stifferer(foreground) can be seen in
this image.


Another view of the diagonal and longitudinal stiffeners.


Additional space on the platform was desired for mounting the IMACS
electronics enclosures.  The "mini-platform" has recently been added,
and can be seen in this image.