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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Tom's 12.5" Strut Telescope -- A Cell . . .
A 6-point flotation mirror cell for Tom's 12.5" mirror. These mirrors cells are designed and optimized with Plop.
Easy to collimate with knobs, vent holes for cooling.
Here, the mirror cell is affixed to the back of the mirror with silicone. Once the center of mirror is "center marked" the cell is lined up using its center hole. I use the plastic "sight" to be sure the alignment is right on. I give the silicone 48 hours to "cure".