APOLLO Apparatus

The most complete reference for the APOLLO system is the Instrument Paper (PDF; 412 kB) detailing the as-constructed design of the apparatus. To be published in PASP, 2007.

Here is an overview of APOLLO (PDF; 132 kB) describing the system in general. A more detailed paper describing the multiplexed timing scheme (PDF; 435 kB) is also available.

In March, 2003, we had a preliminary design review (PDR) relating to APOLLO's interface to the Apache Point Observatory. This PDR PDF document was prepared to address key issues in this vein, mostly stressing thermal control, electrical requirements, etc. A critical design review (CDR) shortly followed in early May to finalize mechanical, plumbing, and thermal protection plans. Here is the CDR PDF document treating these topics.

See photos of the laser installation that took place in mid-June 2003.

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