Kenneth Walker Observatory

The capstone team replaced the existing shutter door and rope pulleys with an aluminum frame and winch system.  This lightweight shutter allows for easier, more controlled operation.

The clamps controlling the telescope’s drive mounts were adjusted to provide an adequate force around the clamp’s body.  A stabilizing block was added to the clutch clamp and a spacer to the top clamp.

To improve dome rotation, maintenance and wheel alignment was performed on the existing system.  Combined, these changes improved the safety and usability of the observatory.


Last Updated May 2, 2010