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Monday, February 11, 2008

Back on the sky!

As of February 6, the new and improved SPT receiver is installed in the telescope and looking into the heavens. The last 10 days or so until South Pole Station closes for the winter are being spent characterizing the new array, focusing the telescope, and (this one is really important) making sure our 2008 winterovers Keith and Dana are prepared to run this beast and deal with any situations that might arise. Once these tasks are completed, we will settle into a stable observing routine for the winter season.

As a teaser, here's an image made from one of our regular observations of a galactic HII source:


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