Tuesday, October 17, 2006

More updates on the Hawaiian observatories

As I mentioned yesterday, the Keck Observatories are in pretty good shape, but will need a few more days to recover.

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope seems to have similar damage to the Keck telescope -- the pointing system is offline, and the dome is not working at the moment.

The Gemini North telescope has similar damage but seems to be in good shape.

I looked at web pages for a few other telescopes; only the Subaru Telescope (owned by Japan) has not posted their status, and in general it appears that no mirrors are broken, but it will take a few days to start bringing telescopes online.

1 comment:

  1. Thank goodness there was not more damage on the islands in general and to the telescopes in particular. Thanks for keeping me updated.