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Sutherland achieves first, first-light

This week members of our engineering team have been installing telescopes at our Sutherland site, South Africa. We are pleased to announce the first of the 3 telescopes to be installed achieved first light on 22 February 2013. The image below is a wide field image taken with a 500mm Nikon lens (not the standard instrumentation) and is a very preliminary observation. There is still much work to do (including installing the other 2 telescopes) but we want to send our congratulations to the on-site team, Annie, Mark C, David, Kurt and Abiy. Once again this team worked a miracle in getting the telescope on sky within hours and installing it (with help from Eric H and Zach, back in California).

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