japan 2011:04 kiso Up

The Kiso 1.05-meter telescope
The new robot arm will change ...
... filters from this box ...
... which sits inside the telescope
Thank you for the farewell party!
First step in putting objective ...
... prism on telescope is removing ...
... the dummy weight ring (400 kg!)
Crane lowers dummy weight into box ...
... and lifts up prism
Align carefully with mounting plate
Move hoist out of the way
Tighten screws
Replace protective front end of tube
Nikon's largest lens ever
Since March, Showa 49 (= 1974)

japan 2011:04 kiso Up

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