A major milestone was reached on August 23:
The Blanco f/8 secondary has been mounted on the telescope for the first time since the accident.
Recovery of the f/8 secondary and mirror cell was a joint NOAO South / North effort.
In the picture: proud crew, with repaired f/8 secondary back on the telescopes.
This week work on the f/8 system and supporting equipment continues.
Stay tuned for more news on the commissioning of the f/8.