March 01, 2024

Pupil Wheel

Menno Schuil holding the MICADO Pupil Wheel, fresh from the new NOVA-MAX milling facility at their premises in Dwingeloo, which was equipped specifically for making large-scale high-precision components such as those needed for ELT instrumentation.
January 01, 2024

Relay Optics Bench

The MICADO Relay Optics Bench completed by CarbonVision during acceptance by the MPIA MICADO team. 
From left to right: Alexander Deckert (Production Manager Carbon-Werke), Ralph Hofferbert (MPIA) , Franz Weißgerber (Company founder Carbon Werke), Wolfgang Thum (Assembly Carbon-Werke), Wolfram Schlossmacher (Managing Director CarbonVision), Santiago Barboza (MPIA), Friedrich Müller (MPIA), Ralf-Rainer Rohloff (MPIA), Helmut Espig (Design CarbonVision).
March 01, 2024

Installing Pupil Wheel Mechanim

Installing Pupil Wheel Mechanim, built by NOVA, in the Test Cryostat for cold testing at MPE.
Left to right: Annemieke Janssen (NOVA), Derek van Winden (NOVA), Elfi Dijkstra (NOVA), Lenard Spallek (MPE)
April 01, 2024

Verification of the Central Flange

Verification of the Central Flange of the MICADO Cryostat at Schwarz Systems GmbH in Dornstetten.
Left to Right: Kateryna Kravchenko (MPE), Andi Emslander (MPE), Federico Biondi (MPE), Andreas Blömeke (CryoVac), Florian Lang (MPE)
April 01, 2024

Assembly of the Derotator

Assembly of the MICADO derotator at Blank Grossteile GmbH in Aschaffenburg, being assessed by Heinz Huber (MPE) and Andi Emslander (MPE), together with Adrian Mitzlaff [Thyssenkrupp] in the background.
May 01, 2024

Vacuum Testing of the Cryostat

Successful vacuum testing of the MICADO cryostat at Schwarz Systems GmbH in Dornstetten. Discussing the outcome of the test are Michael Krzyzowski (Cryovac) and Marcus Haug (ESO).
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