The Telescope is Coming, the Telescope is Coming

The ACE 24" telescope is due to be delivered in early August. It will be delivered in one piece, the lifted up with a crane and inserted through the open dome slit into the dome. It will then be mounted on the steel framework that provides a vibrationless base for the massive instrument. After the telescope is installed,the various cameras and other pieces will be installed so normal telescope operation can begin. Below is a picture of the telescope, still located at the ACE workshop in Tucson Arizona.