The following pictures are taken during the first commisoning at Calar Alto. There is a lot of technical information but also some impressions.
It was snowing. How do we get out here today?
Arrival at Calar Alto
Everything is there
Now, we have to assemble it
Sometimes it is easier to walk
Wind is coming from the right hand side
Ulrich Mall is trying hard to fix the readout electronics
Harald Baumeister checking the transmission of the baffle
Cabeling up the dewar
Filling the dewar
Great performance of the dewar
Zoltan Kovacs allowing the photons to enter the instrument
In case Omega2000 doesn't take pictures, Harald does.
Omega2000 on the way up
Where did it go?
First photons arriving on the detector
Omega, Harald and the 3.5m telescope
Calar Alto staff helping to point the telescope
Omega2000 team looking for ice on the window. With help of the 3.5m telescope
Hard working science team
Upps. Seems to be out of focus. H-J Roeser wondering the optical quality of the instrument.
17. Feb. 2004