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FLAMINGOS-2 Snapshots of the new Handling and Flexure Cart Assembly.
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Date Description and size of large image in KB
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16 May 2005
Greg and Jeff installing the MOS dewar (upper black ring) and Adapter ring (lower down, close to the floor) into the new Handling and Flexure Cart (yellow assembly that Jeff's standing on top of) (350 KB).
Installing the Adapter ring and Mos dewar into the cart.
16 May 2005
Greg holding the MOS dewar (340 KB).
Installing the MOS dewar.
16 May 2005
Greg and Jeff during the assembly (344 KB).
Greg and Jeff during the assembly.
16 May 2005
The front end of the Camera dewar prior to mating it with the Adapter ring.  The green item at the bottom is the cold head.  The vacuum gate valve, vacuum interface cone and bellows are nicely viewed here (312 KB).
Front end of the Camera dewar.
16 May 2005
The orange engine hoist is holding the Adapter ring, as the two hydrolic lifts are not yet installed onto the cart (344 KB).  The yellow cart is attached to the Adapter ring.
Lifting the MOS Dewar and Adapter ring.
16 May 2005
A face view of the Adapter Ring (296 KB).  The green thing in the upper left is a cold head.
Face View of the Adapter Ring
16 May 2005
The Camera dewar is attached to the Adapter Ring and MOS dewar, and they are all in the Handling and Flexure Cart (338 KB).
Camera Dewar attached.
16 May 2005
Another view of F-2 in the Handling and Flexure Cart (334 KB).  Jeff is visible to the left of the image, holding the last cross piece of the cart.
Another view of F2 in the Cart.
16 May 2005
End view of the cart, with F-2 almost vertical (339 KB).
F-2 vertical in the cart.
16 May 2005
Another view of F-2 in the cart, almost vertical; Jeff is holding onto it (338 KB).
Another view of F2 in the Cart.
16 May 2005
Another view, similar to the above image (329 KB).
Another view of F2 in the cart.
18 May 2005
F-2 in the clean room while on the Handling and Flexure Cart.  The Camera dewar vacuum jacket is removed, and various components are being test fitted to the optical bench (339 KB).
F-2 in the Handling and Flexure Cart.
16 May 2005.
Greg and Jeff next to F-2, hanging vertically in the cart (302 KB).
F-2 in the cart.

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Last updated 2005 May 19, Thursday
S. N. Raines