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JWW
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Folded Refractor new
      #4521338 - 04/15/11 11:59 PM

Does anyone happen to have a link or two to sites that show the actual constrution and design of a folded refractor that isn't made of wood?

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Re: Folded Refractor [Re: JWW]
      #4523901 - 04/17/11 10:32 AM

Beware of making a tube of something else than wood. Only a carbon tube will be usefull, because of the thermal expension. A folded refractor is very sensible for miscollimation when the tube gets a little shorter during the night, when temperture drops.

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