450 and 850 focal plane units installed

During two weeks at the end of August, ETS staff at the JCMT and Helen McGregor from UK ATC, began the installation of the new science grade arrays into the focal plane units (FPUs) of SCUBA-2. This is one of the riskiest phases of the installation and commissioning process as it requires handling of the arrays.

It’s a pleasure to report that the work went very smoothly and successfully as these images show.

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