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Mike I. Jones
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10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer
      #5521709 - 11/15/12 06:40 PM Attachment (149 downloads)

Been a while since anyone tossed a new design to the sharks here. So, give 'er the works!
Mike


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5521713 - 11/15/12 06:43 PM Attachment (92 downloads)

Here are the spots. Not too bad, pretty much DL at f/3.5 over the 1.3" field diameter, 2.1 deg. angular FOV. It's color corrected over the 0.41-0.75m band, could probably go a little wider with broadband AR coatings. Uses standard 4" diagonal mirror with 0.19" offset away from focuser and toward the primary. Primary is hyperbolic, CC=-1.8026. Just means figure it 1.8026X stronger than the equivalent paraboloid.

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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5521714 - 11/15/12 06:44 PM Attachment (133 downloads)

and here's the OSLO-EDU file. Enjoy!
Mike


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5522436 - 11/16/12 08:35 AM

Got it saved, thanks Mike.
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My OSLO version says the reducer glass isn't in the catalog, and it barfs. How recent is your OSLO version?
M.


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mark Harry]
      #5522636 - 11/16/12 10:46 AM

Version 6.6. Time to update yours?
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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5523333 - 11/16/12 07:12 PM

6.3.3 .

Hate to mess with it, knowing my luck.
M.


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mark Harry]
      #5523530 - 11/16/12 10:01 PM

Nah, not a biggie, try it. Download the 6.6 version, install it in a new and separate folder, and you're in business. I keep my *.len files in a folder separate from any version installations so they don't get whacked.
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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5524070 - 11/17/12 10:18 AM

This is a fast Over corrected newt with a 3 lens corrector ? Is the over correction for coma ? Oslo is great Be nice if you and others would have a link to all the oslo files posted . There must be over 100 designs . Thanks for posting

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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5524736 - 11/17/12 05:28 PM

In Rosins, you allow the primary conic constant to float to offload correction of spherical aberration from the corrector group to the primary. That leaves the corrector with more flexibility to correct chromatic and field aberrations.
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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5527926 - 11/19/12 01:13 PM

Where can a lens be gotten ? Field aberrations? Is that coma .

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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5528056 - 11/19/12 02:09 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Quote:

Where can a lens be gotten ? Field aberrations? Is that coma .



K, there is some miniscule residual coma, but the images are still diffraction-limited for all practical purposes. Mike's Rosin corrected scope is a superb solution, both visually and photographically. It would be interesting to comapre it to Paracorr's performance.

The PSF images below show just what the stars images would look like under very high magnification. The image patch for each image is 25 microns wides, so you can see the images themselves are no bigger than 5-6 microns.

The corrector lenses can be ordered from professional companies, but they won't be cheap. Almost not worth it. They could be made using a small spindle but not by hand.

Mike: It would be interesting to see a tolerance analysis of the configuration. It's definitely a very advanced project - and very promising.

Mladen

Edited by MKV (11/19/12 02:11 PM)


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: MKV]
      #5528247 - 11/19/12 03:47 PM

Thanks, Mladen. Was beginning to wonder if you saw it. Agree, that triplet set of lenses, fully BBAR coated, would probably run $3-4K from a place like Cumberland. This design would be at the far end of any telescope bucket list of mine, if ever. But it's still fun to experiment with designs like this on cloudy nights.
Mike


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5529360 - 11/20/12 04:15 AM

Hi Mike, yes I did see it, and it's rather amazing what an extra element can do.

Depending on tolerance requirements (OSLO.edu has only limited capacity for this type of work), the corrector will probably be the priciest element of the configuration.

On the practical side, if tolerances are within amateur production capabilities (and I mean advanced amateurs!), then this project would be a lot more financially attractive - especially for big, fast mirrors!

The highly aspheric, fast, primary is another story. Making an accurate f/4 highly hyperboloidal primary requires a well tooled and experienced worker, unless custom-ordered mirrors are not a financial burden.

Speaking of tinkering on those cloudy nights, it would be interesting to do a direct theoretical comparison of this Mike I. Jones-Rosin corrected system as opposed to a 10-inch f/3.5 Newtonian with a Paracorr and a 10-inch f/3.5 Newotnian using a Wynne-type corrector (both of which are commercially available).

At any rate, seeking such solutions on cloudy nights has produced many an attractive design, and this is definitely one of them. Excellent work, Mike.

Mladen


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: MKV]
      #5529463 - 11/20/12 06:49 AM

Hey what about a Herring? or Hamiltonian yolo Be nice if one thread had all the designs ever posted in Oslo

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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5529497 - 11/20/12 07:16 AM

Thanks again, Mladen. I wish we all had the designs for Paracorr, ASA, etc. correctors so we could do the comparisons you say. Those are closely guarded family jewels, I'm sure. Many of us can and have designed several different Paracorr-type coma correctors that give very nice performance. But the likelihood of exactly modeling a commercial product, even if you disassembled one and took a micrometer and spherometer to it, is nearly zero. You'd have to de-bond cemented elements and measure the interior radii, and take each element and do a focus-vs-wavelength scan to try to reverse engineer the glass index and dispersion. Who's gonna want the design so bad you'd irreversibly destroy a $470 product? Not me!

I can take a look at the tolerances on this triplet Rosin. Typically, tolerances tighten up with increasing element power, surface curvature and/or marginal ray incidence angles.

Mike


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5529510 - 11/20/12 07:25 AM

That sounds like a great thing you could do for everyone here, Kevin. Can you go back through all the ATM forum posts, and even back into the archives, and download all the OSLO files into a common folder? Organize the files into classes of telescopes, then ID gaps in the collection (like the Herrig, for example). We could talk to the CN admins about setting us up a community OSLO file for all to access and add to.

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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: Mike I. Jones]
      #5529667 - 11/20/12 09:35 AM

I have some saved already was not sure if the authors would be ok with me posting them .I like your idea I know You Dave And ED have alot .

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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer new [Re: kfrederick]
      #5529802 - 11/20/12 10:48 AM

Quote:

I have some saved already was not sure if the authors would be ok with me posting them .I like your idea I know You Dave And ED have alot .



I don't think posting a list of links to the published designs would violate the TOS.

Mladen


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer [Re: kfrederick]
      #5529827 - 11/20/12 10:58 AM

Hasn't everything posted on Cloudynights already been blessed by each of the authors for public domain? I don't see a TOS issue at all in going back and re-downloading OSLO designs in the forums and archives and collecting them together into a public file. Those OSLO files wouldn't have ever been posted if the authors weren't fine with doing so, right?
Mike


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Re: 10" f/3.5 Astrograph with Rosin focal reducer [Re: MKV]
      #5529837 - 11/20/12 11:04 AM

I think if the authors post what they have to share on one link would be cool .Also some info on using Oslo and what some of those big words are .Be great if more got made . Thanks for all the cool designs I am here to help .

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