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NOAO Newsletter - CTIO Operations - September 2000 - Number 63


SOAR Update

Construction of the SOAR enclosure is now progressing rapidly after a three-week delay due to late delivery of fabricated steel and inclement weather. Current images of the site can be viewed with SOARCam (http://www.soartelescope.org/). At the same time, substantial progress has been made on fabrication of the telescope mount at RSI Universal Antennas facility in Richardson, Texas, and Raytheon has begun figuring of the primary mirror at their plant in Danbury, Connecticut. The project continues on track for first light in June 2002.



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