2006-07 Photos - Removal of the VIPER telescope

removal of the VIPER instrument

Allen Weatherwax created a project for the instrument to be used initially to be used for studies of solar and radio activity, and ultimately for cosmology research The VIPER telescope, attached to MAPO, was put into service in 1997-98 after its structure had been erected the previous summer. While this was underway, one of the larger summer science projects--erection of the South Pole Telescope--can be seen in the background. Thanks to Paul Sullivan for providing the above photo as well as correct info.

VIPER instrument removal
Here is another photo of the pick from this Siena College news article.
the VIPER ground shield
Another view of the empty ground shield, by Scott Smith (from the Antarctic Photo Library).
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