Installation of the Top End of the Telescope

This time-lapse video shows the top end of the telescope being mounted onto the elevation structure. The TMA is currently supporting surrogate masses (the yellow forms in the video) that simulate the weight of the Primary/Tertiary Mirror (M1M3), Secondary Mirror (M2), and camera assemblies. These surrogate masses will be used during rigorous testing of the TMA in the factory. Once the tests are complete, the entire structure will be disassembled and shipped to Chile for more testing and eventual integration of the real optic assemblies.

Francisco Manuel Romero Casas, Project Manager, Asturfeito, S. A.

About the Video

Release date:Nov. 30, 2017
Duration:19 s
Frame rate:29.97

About the Object

Name:Asturfeito, Spain
Category:Vera C. Rubin Observatory