DFM Engineering, Inc.
1035 Delaware Ave. Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-8143
Fax: 303-772-9411

 
 
 
NJIT New Solar Telescope Construction
New Solar Telescope polar axis assembly

January 2007

The NST polar axis assembly after welding at DFM Engineering in Longmont, Colorado.

New Solar Telescope polar axis and fork mount

March 2007

The NST polar axis and fork at DFM Engineering.

New Solar Telescope center box section

June 2007

The center box section attached to the mount. Don't worry, Roy is safe. The box section is suspended from a hoist (not visible in the picture).

New Solar Telescope primary mirror actuator testing

December 2007

Testing the primary mirror actuators at DFM Engineering.

New Solar Telescope declination motor control equipment

December 2007

The declination motor control equipment is configured in a box mounted on the wall.

January 2008

The declination drive has been installed. The declination axis moved under its own power on January 28.

April 10, 2008

The dummy primary mirror has arrived at DFM. The dummy primary will be used to make sure everything fits correctly in and around the mirror cell. The image shows the back side of the dummy mirror with the machined mounting points for the mirror supports. The real mirror has "pucks" glued to the back side to act as the mounting points.

April 16, 2008

The primary mirror cover is tested.

April 16, 2008

The tower supports are under construction.

May 1, 2008

The tower supports are being assembled.

May 1, 2008

The tower assembled on the center box at DFM Engineering.

May 21, 2008

The mirror cell with the dummy mirror at DFM Engineering.

May 23, 2008

The force actuators installed for testing on the back of the mirror cell at DFM Engineering. (side view)

May 23, 2008

The force actuators installed for testing on the back of the mirror cell at DFM Engineering. (bottom view)

July 15, 2008

More images of the primary mirror cell.

July 15, 2008

More images of the primary mirror cell.

July 15, 2008

More images of the primary mirror cell.

September 10, 2008

The telescope structure at DFM Engineering. Painting has been completed. Packing of the telescope for shipment to BBSO will begin. The complete telescope is too tall to fit in DFM's shop. (viewing the telescope polar axis and fork mount)

September 10, 2008

The telescope structure at DFM Engineering. Painting has been completed. Packing of the telescope for shipment to BBSO will begin. (side view)

September 10, 2008

The telescope structure at DFM Engineering. Painting has been completed. Packing of the telescope for shipment to BBSO will begin. (viewing the primary mirror cell and the box)

September 15, 2008

Packing of the telescope for shipment to BBSO has begun. (viewing the primary mirror cell and the box)

September 15, 2008

Painting of the tower has been completed. Packing for shipment to BBSO has begun.

September 15, 2008

Painting of all assembly accessories has been completed. Packing of the assembly accessories has begun.

 

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