Re-commissioning the INT spectrograph

January 2006

Due to popular demand, the ING have decided to bring back the INT Cassegrain Intermediate Dispersion Spectrograph (IDS) as a common user instrument after a stand down of more than 2 years. Clive Jackman (also retired) and myself were asked if we would be interested in carrying out this work and we immediately offered our services. With only some minor problems still to solve, the IDS should be available later in the year.

Investigating problems with the slit jaw and dekker mask mechanisms in the IDS.
Clive looking for (missing) signals from the IDS electronics rack!
With the work completed for this visit, the IDS can now be re-mounted on the telescope.