After its acceptance in the lab at Ohio State University in August, MODS2, the second in the pair of Multi-Object Double-beam Spectrographs designed and built by OSU, was disassembled and prepared for shipment to Mt Graham.
The structure of the instrument is the first (and biggest!) piece of the instrument to make its journey to the observatory.
Oct 1 - Loading the structure on the truck at OSU
On the truck, with a happy MODS team!
Oct 7 - Arrival at the base camp
Ready to go up to Mt Graham
Oct 10 - In the high bay at the observatory
The crating of all the contents of MODS began immediately after the structure left. The truck will come on Oct 16 to collect the crates and carry them to Arizona.