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HPF Thermal Enclosure Setup at McDonald Observatory

Three members of the HPF team recently visited McDonald Observatory in Texas recently, with two goals in mind: Install the HPF thermal enclosure Setup a temperature monitoring system in the spectrograph room Installing the HPF Thermal Enclosure The HPF spectrograph … Continue reading

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HPF Subsystem Assembly: Heater Panels and Thermal Straps

Fabrication of various subsystems related to HPF is well under way, and some of them have reached their final assembly stage. Below you can see a video of the final assembly in one of our clean rooms by team members … Continue reading

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Freezer Boxes for Frequency Combs: The First Team Trip to HET

HPF team members Suvrath Mahadevan, Larry Ramsey, Eric Levi, and Paul Robertson just returned from our team excursion to McDonald Observatory in west Texas.  The purpose of our trip was to set up an enclosure room for our instrument calibration … Continue reading

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