TMT Segment Handling System Main and Secondary Bridges support the Trolley, which carries the robotic Segment Lifting Fixture that removes and installs M1 segments.
Global view of utilities pipes and cable trays, electrical cabinets, and storage tanks. All TMT telescope utilities pass through the azimuth wraps and are routed across the azimuth structure and to the lower levels of the Nasmyth platforms for distribution to the instruments and other systems mounted on the Nasmyth Platforms. Utilities are also sent to the equipment carrying all the telescope optics on the elevation structure.
TMT staff gave an astronomy presentation and a tour of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center for students visiting from County of Hawai’i sister city Nago, in Japan. They visited Hawai’i Island through their Study Abroad Program. Our colleague Yuko Kakazu, Education and Outreach Scientist at Subaru Telescope and Thirty Meter Telescope, who is also from Okinawa, gave them an overview of Maunakea, local observatories, and programs connecting indigenous knowledge with new astronomical discoveries.
TMT was in Montreal, Canada and attended the prestigious SPIE Conference that brings together Astronomy, Technology and Engineering experts from all over the world. Picture of the TMT team representatives at our booth in the Exhibition Hall where TMT's latest technologies and instrumentation were presented.
TMT and US-ELTP attendees at US-ELTP's booth at the 240th annual American Astronomical Society conference.
The TMT SSA unit has been fitted together for the first time in India.
First TMT Segment Support Assembly (SSA) successfully completed. This photograph, taken at the L&T assembly lab, shows a complete segment mechanical support system with position actuators and whiffle trees mechanical interfaces.
India-TMT, along with industry partner Larsen and Toubro (L&T) in Coimbatore, have successfully manufactured and assembled the first Segment Support Assembly for TMT production.
TMT volunteers participated in the outreach event, offering activities on exoplanets, telescopic observations and even a virtual reality journey through the planned TMT observatory.
Section view of the WFOS from the Backside of the Instrument. The image shows details of the structure (design by Caltech, US and analyzed by SJTU, China), the Acquisition, Guiding, and Wavefront Sensor (USTC, China), the slitmask exchanger (NAOJ, Japan) and calibration system (ITCC, India).
Rendering of WFOS standing on one of the TMT lateral Nasmyth platforms. Light from the TMT Tertiary Mirror (M3) comes from the left into the WFOS Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector, which serves as the entrance window for the instrument.
On-site support and training program held at Coherent facility - Glen Cole, S. Sriram and Alikhan Basheer take part in the learning program about the mirror polishing, in which mirror blanks are converted into roundels meeting all necessary requirements.