SAM Was Removed From the Telescope

SAM was removed from the telescope on October 4, 2009 and returned back to La Serena, for integration of the remaining components. During the two test runs in August-October, good compensation quality was achieved when the seeing conditions were normal and sky was clear. Long-exposure images of close visual binaries reach a resolution around 0.1 arcsec in the I-band. See also a direct image of a spectacular close triple I385 (HIP 85216) with two components at 0.39 and 0.26 arcsec obtained on October 2 in the I-band.