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Mirror Support Cell

(Mirror Cell)
(units in a telescope that support the mirror)

A Mirror Support Cell in a Reflector Telescope is the frame that holds the mirror. In a large telescope, it may include mechanisms to align the segments of a Segmented Mirror, or merely apply pressure to compensate for Gravity's distortion of a large mirror when it is moved and pointed.


(telescopes,reflector,equipment)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_support_cell

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