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FLAMINGOS-2 Lens Failure

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The large collimator lens in FLAMINGOS-2 has been found to be cracked. We are in the process of identifying the causes of the fracture, purchasing a new lens, and implementing a replacement solution that avoids these problems in the future.  Unfortunately, this process will take several months.  See the FLAMINGOS-2 status and availability page for the most current information.
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