I was invited to lead the on-sky recommissioning efforts of the fiber positioner Hydra at WIYN, given my involvement in previous incarnations of Hydra...plus the fact that they couldn't find anyone else. Here are some pictures from the various engineering runs August-Sept 2004.
We did succeed in having the instrument ready for visitor use by the end of September.
George inspecting the focal plane.
Group photo with Pat
Group photo with Phil
Pat, enjoying a good configuration.
The gripper: friend or foe?
Harvest moon rising over the 36-inch.
Harvest moon setting over WIYN.
We'd been hoping for flowers, but all Pat sent was a container
of melted bon-bons.
What happens to chochlate if you leave them in your car long
Orion over the 2.1-m and Coude Feed