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'Alopeke Status and Availability

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'Alopeke is available for science!

Recent News

2018 Oct 18-28 - 2018B 'Alopeke observing block, including testing the new Linux control software.

2018-Apr-5 - The repaired red camera arrived!

2018 Mar-28 - Apr-4 - The second 'Alopeke run went smoothly, although the second half was lost to bad weather.

2018-Mar-31 - Observations of MAXIJ1820+070 / ASASSN-18ey in wide-field mode are available in the GOA.

2018-Mar-7 - A replacement red camera has arrived!

2018-Feb - The red camera was returned to Andor to diagnose an issue running at the highest frame rate.

2017-Dec-13 - The second 'Alopeke commissioning run had poor weather, but the instrument performed well. Below are two ~18.5" images in the center of the globular cluster M15 taken in poor conditions (~1" seeing and very windy). The left image is a simple stack of all 1000 x 60 millisecond images, while the image on the right is a speckle reconstruction yielding FWHM~0.15".


2017-Oct-26 - 'Alopeke first light!

2017-Oct-24 - 'Alopeke installed on it's mounting tube.

2017-Oct-18 - The 'Alopeke mounting tube is installed between GCAL and the ISS.

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