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TMT Instrumentation Suite and Cryogenic Storage Tanks

August 29th, 2018

Credit: TMT International Observatory

Dewars of liquid nitrogen (LN2) installed on the two Nasmyth platforms provide each TMT instrument’s cooling needs and maintain a steady state of cooling for all instruments. The total wet mass (including full cryogen load) of the CRYO components on each Nasmyth platform shall be less than 3,000 kg.