SCUBA-2 cold for Christmas

Given the excitement over the SCUBA-2 press release we didn’t mention that the instrument cooled back down according to schedule and was ready for observing on the night of the 9th of December.

Unfortunately, the weather has followed with its own cool down and Mauna Kea has been suffering to its first real winter storms of this season. Since SCUBA-2 was ready to observe we have had 4 groups at the telescope: 3 from the JCMT Legacy Survey teams and one from the University of Hawaii. At the time of writing, an observer from one of those JLS teams is valiantly trying to get some data for her team!

It remains to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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