Many photos of the Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) show it partially obscured by an object which looks like a golden orb on a poll. What is this object? Object in front of NICER

Attempted Solution

Zooming in on a high resolution image of the whole station, I think this is a "T" shaped object, viewed from the side. "T" shaped object

If so, it would appear to be on the P1 truss. enter image description here

However, I cannot find a diagram with this object labeled.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, welcome to space stack exchange. Don't feel bad about getting your question closed as a duplicate, it just means someone else asked the exact same question. The answer should help you out. $\endgroup$ Aug 10, 2022 at 18:50
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    $\begingroup$ You're right that it's currently mounted in Camera Port 6 on the P1 truss. They must have moved it since it was originally installed. I'll edit the old answer. $\endgroup$ Aug 10, 2022 at 18:59
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    $\begingroup$ described further here space.stackexchange.com/a/20163/12102 $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Aug 11, 2022 at 4:24


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