Elements in Harmony IV

36”f4.5

If it’s up there…, it’s in here…

April, 2006 - May, 2007




Now for the Spider and Secondary Mirror....



6" diameter 1/2" thick aluminum blanks were used to create the pivotable secondary holder with a 3/4"-10 threaded rod. It uses a 2"x2"x6" block of aluminum for the center block of the spider to which the vanes will be attached. The two fans and six vent holes allow air flow to cool the secondary mirror.

Secondary Holder Parts.jpg

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The Spider Vane anchors. Each vane is electrically isolated with teflon sheeting and nylon tube inserts for the screw to go through, so each can carry current to the secondary holder.



Spider Parts.jpg

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Attached to the back of the 1.5" thick 6" minor axis mirror are thin film heaters....



Secondary Mirror with Heaters.jpg

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The finished holder....



Pole Anchor Block.jpg

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Connections to the heaters are made....



Secondary Holder Connections.jpg

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The structural elements of the secondary cage....



Spider Frame.jpg

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