CFHT UM2019 - Presentation Details

Abstract Details

Title: WIRCam Filter Wheel Failure

Presenter: Greg Barrick


After over a decade of flawless operation, one of the filter wheels on WIRCam failed on 4 September 2017. The problem was traced to one or more of the sapphire ball bearings used in the filter wheel fracturing. The repair of this issue will be described.