After Uppsala the polarimeter arrived to the Netherlands.
Netherlands is always spectacular in April:
and so is Utrecht:
But we came to work and so we worked hard.
While Frans and Michiel installed the optical components into a very delicate and miniature optical tables
our instrument designer Andrey was visiting local workshops
I was talking to some important people
Of course, the assembly and testing process was thoroughly documented:
We also needed to decide how the instrument should travel to Chile. After considering several options
we let ESO handle the transport.
Ready to go:
HARPSpol next to the testbench on an optical table in Utrecht on April 17th 2009
The device was shipped to Garching on May 1st and from there to Chile.