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|This is a view over towards Mt. Fowlkes, where the Hobby-Eberly is, as well as the ROTSE enclosure. The ROTSE enclosure is just over the peak, on the right side. You can't see it.|
|Doc, the ROTSE mascot, hard at work.|
|Eli, hard at work.|
|The front of the telescope, with the fixed secondary assembly.|
|Here's me, adjusting the focus bolt to get the secondary in the right place.|
|The fully-fixed secondary assembly.|
|Craig Wheeler and Eli Rykoff.|
|A group picture|
|A group picture with the vista in the background.|
|A group picture using the delayed shutter on the camera.|
|Here's an image of the telescope from below. Clicking on the picture will give you a high-resolution version of the same image, but it's about 11 Mb.|
|The results of the pepper stomping (see movies, below).|
|Carl Akerlof pouring some sparkling wine to toast the success of ROTSE-IIIb.|
|Members of the ROTSE-IIIb team.|
We also have two Quicktime movies of our dedication "ceremony". In the words of Craig Wheeler, "why waste a bottle of champagne by smashing it on the side of the ship? Let's, in fine West Texas tradition, stomp on a Jalepeno pepper!"