This week we've had all the 3rd year UCT astronomy students up here in two batches, learning how to observe & reduce data. Black belt galaxy hunters Lucas Macri & Renée Kraan-Korteweg have been pushing the 74", SpUpNIC, the students & themselves to their respective limits - obtaining spectra of ~40 galaxies per night during unseasonably good weather the past few nights. The group visited SALT as well & thus got to see the telescope in pieces, with the RSS, SALTICAM & the payload down in the spectrometer room. Good luck guys - hopefully you'll become regulars up here!
|Time for a quick team-photo in between the arrival of group 2 & the departure of group 1|
Meanwhile - the SALT team is gearing up to lift the payload tomorrow :)