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The Aft Optics Assembly

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Download the Aft Optics/Secondary Mirror Assembly model parts (.pdf)


Background Information:

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Directions:

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1. Cut out the black piece labeled as the Aft Optics Assembly

2. Fold tabs inward, away from the black side, and fold the center circle downward.

3. Wrap the half circle shape to form a cone, lining it up until the inside diameter matches the size of the center circle. Apply glue to seal the cone together.

4. Run glue along the outer edge of circle and fold the center circle down to close the cone.

 

 

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5. Put glue on the white tabs that you folded inward.

6. Line up the cone with the imprinted circle on the
primary mirror, and hold it in place until the glue adheres.

7. You will follow steps 1-4 exactly for the 2nd black piece labeled as the Secondary Mirror Assembly. Put it aside for use with the Secondary Mirror Support System Booms.

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