And it moves after all…!

At the moment, we are concentrating our work entirely on completing our main instrument. Currently, this includes the cooling unit of the main mirror, the electric mirror doors and especially the telescope control. After installing and adjusting the friction gears, we were able to start the telescope in the dome for the first time as a first milestone. The 1.5-ton device responds directly to all control commands and can be slewed 90 degrees in about 15 seconds.

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