Highlights of the Relocation and Installation of FEROS to the ESO/MPI 2.2m telescope

Disassembly, Relocation and Re-Assembly & Alignment -- October 6 - 11, 2002

The Disassembly, Relocation and Re-Assembly & Alignment was completed as planned and in quick time with no problems. Furthermore as a result of the realignment, the instrument is possibly in better shape than prior to the move.
During alignment tests the shutter was noticed to be malfunctioning. A modification to the release cable by A.Kaufer remedied the problem.
Disassembly, Relocation and Re-Assembly & Alignment was lead by A.Kaufer and assisted by A.Gilliotte, I.Saviane, J.Pritchard, G.Ihle and a large team from MEC.
More details to come...

FEROS/WFI Adapter and Calibration Unit Installation -- October 16 - 22, 2002

Final Opto-Mechnical/Electronic integration, testing and alignment included:
  • Re-figuring of adapter tower
  • Replacement of M3 motor with a smaller barrel model
  • Extension of Fibre Head carriage
  • Replacemet of Fibre Head/Fibre Head Viewer TCCD lense with a longer focal length.
  • Modification of Sliding Calibration Selection Mirror mounting.
  • Replacement of tachometer wire after being severed during an install of WFI.
  • Preparation of Science fibres
  • Alignment of Science fibres
  • Alignment of Calibration fibres
More details to come...

FEROS/WFI Adapter and Calibration Unit Modifications -- October 27-November 13, 2002

The following modifications were made to the FEROS/WFI Adatper and Calibration Unit during the period October 27 to November 13, 2002:
  • Extension of the Adapter tower.
  • New science fibre ferules made.
  • Preparartion of science fibres with new ferules.
  • FFHV TCCD/filter system modified so that filter and CCD move as one unit.
  • Large format TCCD installed on a temporary basis (previously a small format TCCD was installed).

 
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