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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

Preliminary study for my 14" f/5 scope: The Mirror Cell - summary of PLOP simulations (1)

This page summarizes the results of a first preliminary study for finding an appropriate cell design for my primary mirror. These studies would noat have been possible without the assistance of PLOP, a free simulation tool for computing mirror deformations by means of finite elements analysis.

The cell designs included in this first study are a mix of readily available designs and other designs I created (either they were described but without a PLOP input file, or they were not described at all).

Message from Anthony J. Cook re: Serrurier Truss

Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 23:31:29 -0800
From: Anthony J. Cook
To: Olivier Biot
Subject: Serrurier Truss

Olivier,

Common Telescope Formulas

Introduction

This page is an attempt to gather most of the formulas used with telescopes. I do not grant that all formulas here are correct, but I've been using most of them when building my own scope. Please always use the same units. I prefer working with millimeters. Some formulas are only applicable when one parameter is given in a certain unit that is then written next to the dimension, between square brackets, as in : D[mm].

General formulas

  • Definitions
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