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