Lurie-Houghton Telescope
Primary Mirror Mount Yoke

PHOTO: Primary Mirror Mount Yoke
This yoke is the piece of metal that the primary mirror will be glued to. In the corners are the holes for the primary collimation bolts. The collimation bolt setup is a push-pull type that has lock bolts next to the collimation adjusting bolts. By using this setup, the telescope should hold collimation very well, even with transport in a car. After I've used the scope for a while, I'll know for sure. The hole in the middle is for some weight reduction and for possible future use as a ventilation port if I decide to use a fan to blow air on the back side of the primary mirror. This photo was taken 23 April 2000 with an Olympus D-600L digital camera.

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Updated: 19 August 2000