What’s Inside Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory

Rack full of Streckeisens at the ASL

Rack full of Streckeisens at the ASL



In this rack there are over half a dozen STS-1’s and I can see and STS-2, STS-1 is still the best long period instrument in the world. The standard to which all other comers need to meet. I wish I had one. :(

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In this rack there are about 40 Quanterra Q330 data engines. These are arguable the best digitizers in the world. At about 15K each there are about $600,000 digitizers there. This is my idea of well spent taxpayers money. A gazillion times better than buying a small percentage of a Tomahawk.

This is the front door to the heart of ANMO

This is the front door to the heart of ANMO



Bob Hutt opening the front door ANMO’s home.

I wish I had a Bridgeport like this!

I wish I had a Bridgeport like this!



The new Bridgeport is one of many great machines in the ASL machine shop. The also have a staff machinist that know how to use them.

Built to last

Built to last



These are a pair of “cold war” era shake tables, the one in the forground is the horizonatal. Theres is an STS-2.5 between the two tables.

Into solid rock!

Into solid rock!



This is one of the front doors to the ASL vault.

Our gracious host showing us what's inside!

Our gracious host showing us what’s inside!




This is what is inside an STS-1 horizontal.  I will post more photos in the future.

This is what is inside an STS-1 horizontal. I will post more photos in the future.



I asked Bob what was insides the STS-1 Horizontal so he just uncovered it and showed us!!!

Long KS-36000 borehole  seismometer.

Long KS-36000 borehole seismometer.



This is Brett Nordgren (an OSOP collaborator and feed back guru) standing next to a vintage KS-36000 and on the floor a school AS!

Proof that people work at ASL, I love wire!

Proof that people work at ASL, I love wire!



I do love wire and this is an enviable wire rack. Wire is constant proof that this a place of work.

Close up of the STS-1 gardengate horizontal sensor.

Close up of the STS-1 gardengate horizontal sensor.



A closeup of what is inside an STS-1 Horizontal

Green=STS-2 Gray=STS-2.5 light green=Trillium 120

Green = STS-2
Gray = STS-2.5
light green = Trillium 120



a rack with four STS-2’s and seven STS-2.5’s and one Nanometrics 120P

Trillium compacts wishing they were in the gorund

Trillium compacts wishing they were in the gorund



A rack with several Nanometrics Trillium compacts and their travel cases and I can see a pair of Kinemetrics Basalts

Trillium Compact on a step table with the tilt extension.

Trillium Compact on a step table with the tilt extension.



This a Trillium compact on a step table used in the tilt mode. All this on a very nice granite slab. This TC was under test and under a cover and they stopped the test and took the cover off and showed me what was inside.

Here is what is inside the ANMO equipment rack.

Here is what is inside the ANMO equipment rack.



This is the rack with the digitizers for ANMO, the sensor is in a borehole 500 feet down. As you can see Bob just opend the door so I could see what was inside!