Michael A. Phillips

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Akule Construction

Custom mirror cell adapter ring

Posted by maphilli14 on January 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM

I had a strange predicament with the mirror cell inside a tube.  I followed some of the ideas that Anthony Wesley had used on his collimation setup and he deserves much credit for the base design.  I needed major help in making the adapter ring for the temporary, test sonotube.  Emerson Sox lended his hand and we came up with a bang up, awesome idea!


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Cutting a large piece of plywood, 3/4" thick



Shaving it down to the right size




Drilling out the mirror cell mointing holes:



Snug fit, but it works!



Not the final design, we swapped the copper pipe 'spacers' for self-locking nuts to gap the springs proper.  I think I will swap out the springs for stronger and longer ones for more travel to collimate:



A Job well done!  Cheers Emerson!


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Reply Mitchell
11:49 AM on January 25, 2011 
Cant wait to see the tutorial version 9 or 10 i think :P