The Cassegrain Cage of the V. M. Blanco Telescope

The Cassegrain cage of the V. M. Blanco telescope has been modified to carry 5.5 tons of lead to counterweight the new DECam installed on the prime focus. The DECam installation is nearing completion with first light expected near the end of September. Image Credit: Timothy Abbott (CTIO/NOAO/AURA)