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Posted by Stephen Campbell on August 15, 2002 00:20:40 UTC

Actually i would not be using any edge supports, only back supports, which are 9-3 point triangles made of fiber composite material with dabs of silicone on each point, these triangles would be semi-curved and interposed between convex mirror back and concave composite cell,like i said before a very thin mirror has much less thermal mass than a thick mirror and equillibrates much faster.
check out sky & telescope april 1996, page 75,
and read article about toshimi taki's research on multi point cells and thin mirrors, very interesting.

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