4M ALUMINIZING IMAGES
The telescope is taken apart, the mirror is brought on the floor level in the cleaning area.
The mirror is ready for a good wash after staying one year without any cleaning!
The mirror is being washed before removing the coating.
The old aluminium coating has been removed and shows the bare glass (Cervit).
The aluminizing chamber is opened, the new coating inspected and the mirror is going to be moved back to its cell.
The TCDT (Tololo Coating Dream Team) celebrating with champagne (no pisco). Standing up from left to right: Oscar Saa, Jorge Briones, Gale Brehmer, Mario Gonzalez, Eduardo Huanchicay (in the back) and Eduardo Aguirre (in front), Maxime Boccas, Gabriel Perez (at the bottom).