I'm proposing larger optical tables at the ends to avoid the existing overcrowding. This would allow the initial pointing and optical level beams to set up correctly.
The existing table is 4 x 2 would be replaced by 4' x 3' We would lose only ~3" space toward exist door.
I'm working on the new ACRYLIC TABLE COVER for each end that will cost around $4k ea. The new cover should fit the larger table.
Let me know what you think.
I'm not sure I see the motivation. The tables are a little tight, but not that much. If the issue is the incidence angle of the IP and OPLEV beams, then can't we solve that just by moving the table closer to the viewport?
The overcrowding alone doesn't seem bad enough to justify replacing the tables.