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3D-Printed Telescope Takes (Nice!) Pix of the Moon

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Greg M. Jung
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Re: Good performance
Greg M. Jung   10/21/2014 4:45:40 PM
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Yes, good performance for the price tag.  I'm interested to see what the price and pictures will be for the next generation of the design that is being worked on.

AnandY
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AnandY   10/21/2014 2:18:39 PM
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"Liz, my feelings exactly. The photos aren't crystal clear, but they're a lot less fuzzy than I'd expect from an inexpensive lens, which, of course, wasn't itself 3D printed. And I agree about NASA--it will be interesting to see what happens with their 3DP telescope project."

 

I think NASA has to play it nice with all the help it has been getting with the electronics supply chain. Throw in a 3D printer in the equation and we've got ourselves a new project.

AnandY
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AnandY   10/21/2014 2:16:48 PM
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"Not a bad performance from a 3D printed telescope. Again, it's great to see the limits of this technology being pushed yet again. NASA in particular seems to be ahaving a lot of fun with 3D printing."

NASA can 3D print materials for space missions from now on. Also it can launch entire telescope repair parts for its space telescopes.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   10/21/2014 11:57:14 AM
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Liz, my feelings exactly. The photos aren't crystal clear, but they're a lot less fuzzy than I'd expect from an inexpensive lens, which, of course, wasn't itself 3D printed. And I agree about NASA--it will be interesting to see what happens with their 3DP telescope project.

Elizabeth M
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Good performance
Elizabeth M   10/21/2014 7:15:07 AM
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Not a bad performance from a 3D printed telescope. Again, it's great to see the limits of this technology being pushed yet again. NASA in particular seems to be ahaving a lot of fun with 3D printing.

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