This is part 3 of my Keck NIRC2 observing log. (See Part 1 and Part 2).
So I can’t sleep, so I decided to go take some photos of where I’ll be sitting all night. So here’s what it’s like to be in Keck Remote Operations Room 2.
Welcome to Remote Ops 2
Telescope status info on the big screen. Smaller screens below will have all the instrument information and control interfaces. I’ll be sitting here for the night.
- Welcome to the heart of remote ops 2
Polycom that allows me to remotely video conference with the telescope operator on the summit (I’ll at sea level in Waimea not on the summit). You can see a bit of a view into the summit control room.
There is a window, but I don’t think anyone ever opens the blinds especially at night
On the back wall
On the way out. Those windows actually lead to a view of the hallway.