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.

New Solar Telescope declination axis

January 2008

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

New Solar Telescope primary mirror test

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.

New Solar Telescope primary mirror cover

April 16, 2008

The primary mirror cover is tested.

New Solar Telescope tower supports

April 16, 2008

The tower supports are under construction.

New Solar Telescope tower support assembly

May 1, 2008

The tower supports are being assembled.

New Solar Telescope tower supports

May 1, 2008

The tower assembled on the center box at DFM Engineering.

New Solar Telescope mirror cell

May 21, 2008

The mirror cell with the dummy mirror at DFM Engineering.

New Solar Telescope force actuators

May 23, 2008

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

New Solar Telescope force actuators bottom

May 23, 2008

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

New Solar Telescope primary mirror cell

July 15, 2008

More images of the primary mirror cell.

New Solar Telescope primary mirror cell

July 15, 2008

More images of the primary mirror cell.

New Solar Telescope primary mirror cell

July 15, 2008

More images of the primary mirror cell.

NJIT New Solar Telescope

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)

NJIT New Solar Telescope

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)

NJIT New Solar Telescope

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)

Primary Mirror Cell

September 15, 2008

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

NJIT New Solar Telescope packing

September 15, 2008

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

NJIT New Solar Telescope shipping

September 15, 2008

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

 

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