April 2007

Preliminary study for my 14" f/5 scope: The Mirror Cell - summary of PLOP simulations (2)

After a first preliminary round of simulations for my 14" f/5 project, I narrowed down the search and used some extra features of PLOP to assist in selecting the cell I want to build. This time the search was limited to cells with at most 9 support points. The results from the first round of simulations were confermed by this second round.

The Mirror Cell - PLOP simulations with a central obstruction of 75mm (unequal forces on the support points)

Computation with a true central obstruction of 75mm, allowing for refocus shift

Contents

Central obstruction: 75mm

Part overview of 'p8_1_7' cell Part overview of 'p9_1_8' cell

The Mirror Cell - PLOP simulations with a central obstruction of 75mm (equal forces on the support points)

Computation with a true central obstruction of 75mm, allowing for refocus shift

Contents

Central obstruction: 75mm

Part overview of 'p6_1_5' cell Part overview of 'p6_1_5_45' cell