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Hydra gripper unit, close-up

[Hydra]

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The robotic "gripper" picks up the fiber buttons and transports them to the appropriate location in the field for astronomical observations. This is a critical part of the Hydra fiber optic spectrograph.

You can also see a separate view of the focal plane, and a view of both halves of the instrument when open.

More: instruments page, WIYN instruments page.


Minimum credit line: Phil Massey, Lowell Obs./NOAO/AURA/NSF

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