I want to create the biggest telescope that can be transported in checked luggage on an airplane. Thus, DS-Trill is born. Very high level requirements are for a 12" telescope that weighs under 50 pounds (including case), and fits in wheeled luggage.Update: Total weight needs to be at or under 44 pounds. Maximum luggage weight in some countries for train transport is 20 kilos.
Powerpoint presentation given at Okie-Tex and OzSky : Building Deep Space Trill.
Designs and requirements are here: DS-Trill Design and brainstorming notes. (TBD)
Building steps and details are here: DS-Trill Building directions. (TBD)
||14 lbs 3 oz
|Mirror box and cell||4 lbs 5 oz
||5 lbs 2 oz
||3 lbs 4 oz
|Rocker box with base
||4 lbs 8 oz
weight of clothes for 50 lbs total weight
weight of clothes for 44 lbs total weight
eyepiece at zenith
|Size of mirror box and base, secondary, no bearings||15"X15"|