Monday, January 23, 2012

Solar projection telescope

I'm ordering lenses from Surplus Shed for my big solar projection scope.  The plan is a 150mm PNM objective lens with a 2600mm focal length, followed by a -800mm MNM lens spaced at 1890mm from it.  This should result in 202mm image of the sun approximately six meters away, for an effective focal length 23.1 meters!

I still don't know how I'll direct sunlight into the scope.  My first attempts will use a hard drive platter as a super-cheap mirror.

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