Preparing for restart at Kitt Peak National Observatory

WIYN Engineer Emily Hunting snow cleaning the mirrors of the WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope and instrument ports in preparation for restarting operations. Emily is using a big carbon dioxide tank and a spray nozzle to shoot snow across the mirror surfaces, helping to clean the mirrors without having to touch them.

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KPNO/NOIRLab/WIYN/William McBride/NSF/AURA

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Type:Photographic
Release date:Oct. 12, 2020, 8 a.m.
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