The Magellan Project 6.5-meter telescope is a collaboration of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of Arizona. The telescope will be located on Cerro Manqui, at the Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. At the beginning of the Magellan Project several schemes were investigated for realuminizing the primary mirror. We have chosen to leave the primary mirror in its cell with the mirror support system intact. Two major advantages of leaving the mirror in its cell are that it does not have to be lifted or handled and the support system does not have to be removed or reinstalled for aluminization.
Frank S. Perez, Frank S. Perez,
"Aluminization and mirror removal of the Magellan 6.5-meter telescope", Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176222; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176222