My Plan for closing:
Today: I will work on the ITMX oplev situation today and go through the vent close-up checklist as far as I can get.
[Alex, Sujan, Manasa]
The ITMX oplev steering mirrors were laid out such that they were out of the way of the BS oplev leakage. But the halo associated with the He-Ne laser does exist even now. I conclude that this is something that can be dealt with after we pump down as well. So I did not change the ITMX oplev optics on the POX table.
BS, PRM, ITMY and SRM oplevs were aligned and centered.
We want to do IPANG and IPPOS alignment when the IFO is aligned satisfactorily and right before we put the heavy doors.
The arms were aligned and ASS'd before I went in to fix the oplevs. I haven't done anything but deal with the oplevs tonight. So I am being lazy by assuming the alignment is still good and calling it a night.
Tomorrow: We will do the final alignment check for the arms, PRC and SRC with the light doors on. Check IPANG and IPPOS. The access connector and heavy doors should go in place late afternoon.
Thursday: We will start pumping down early in the morning on Thursday.