VISIBLE BAND GUIDER
FOR W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY

The visible band guider is a guiding system for the Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper (KCRM).  OMP inc. has completed the Preliminary and Detailed design phase. The Full Scale Development started in early 2020. This visible guider will be used in conjunction with the red channel. OMP’s guider will be mounted in front of the K-mirror.  It consists of a main bench on which 3 folding mirrors, a field lens, a filter wheel and a camera assembly are mounted. OMP was in charge of the whole system design. This includes all technical work and tests performed during the preliminary and detailed design phases. OMP is the prime contractor for the whole project.

Visible band guide

One of our engineers working on assembling and testing each mechanical component before delivering it to our client.

Ingineers Opto-mechanical

A scientist testing the performance of the Guider in the laboratory of one of our business partners. These tests ensure that the instrument is working perfectly and that it meets customer requirements.

Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper

This picture shows the ingenuity of the components and the instrument to meet the weight and rigidity requirements of the client.

Optomechanics

Large custom mirror
and its mount.

CINEMATOGRAPHIC LENSES

 Final inside assembly with all the opto-mechanical components.

REACTIONLESS SCANNING MECHANISMS

Final assembly of the Visible Band Guider that will be part to the observatory.

CRYOGENIC OPTICS

The instrument leaving
the laboratory.

REMOTE SENSING INSTRUMENTS

Custom-made transport box in which the project is delivered to the W. M. KECK Observatory in Hawaii.

COMPLIANT MECHANISMS

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