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TIGER in Antarctica, November 24, 2003
Three different eclipse pictures in sequence
We're starting the final buttoning up of TIGER. First step is to put an electrostatic shield around the entire instrument. This is basically an aluminum box (which starts out as many pieces) that keeps out stray electromagnetic noise. It also makes up much less susceptible to stray light in our detectors (which are called "light leaks"). It's painted black for thermal reasons. This picture shows Garry Simburger (left) and Dana Braun (right) installing the shield. Garry is our mechanical technician and Dana is the electronics technician.
Garry and Dana Installing the TIGER Electrostatic Shield
Dr. Eric R. Christian
NASA HQ Code SS
Washington, DC 20546 USA
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