Tag Archives: broken stuff

Snow

There’s so much snow around here that it sometimes can escape notice, but that’s not been the situation for the last few weeks. Early on a Sunday morning nearly four weeks ago, we had a problem with the Rodwell pump. So … Continue reading

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Volunteer Work

We’re a bit over a week away from the first planes coming through S Pole, so it’s time to setup the fuel system to handle them!

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Parts

Several years ago in Dr. Avery’s college class on digital logic (fun coincidence – this is post number 2^7 on this blog), or maybe it was a required “freshman projects” class, a question got asked along the lines of “why do … Continue reading

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Fixing SPT

Much of this week, I’ve been helping fix a problem out at SPT. A cable in the “azimuth wrap”, which is essentially a springy spiral cable tray to get hoses and cables into the left-right moving part of the telescope, … Continue reading

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SPT portrait

On my way out to SPT earlier today, there was a nice bright aurora and lots of moonlight too. I only had my 50mm lens, and obviously didn’t manage to get far enough away to be in focus.

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Spoolhenge

As luck (and a substantial sum of money) had it, I’ve ended up with a solution to my camera problem!

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Cameras

I spent just about all day yesterday tinkering around with my dead camera. No luck, but did find several things that are not broken about it. Fortunately, there are several folks down here with fancy cameras who are willing to loan … Continue reading

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