mirror neuron

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mirror neuron

n.
A neuron found in the cerebral cortex that is active when one performs an action or when one witnesses another performing the same action, and whose function is thought to be involved in acquiring language and the ability to empathize.
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The cast-aluminum primary mirror cell broke, the secondary mirror spider got severely bent, and all the external accessories, except the focuser, were sheared off the tube and damaged.
5-meter telescope mirror cell for the telescope san pedro matir project.
The modular design permits each gimbal mirror cell to be modified or replaced with different shaped cells to accommodate sensors or other asymmetrically shaped payloads.
To balance it I had to strip everything from the top end (I just have a red dot finder, no optical finder) and fit a 9kg weight to the mirror cell.
Next, starting at the top with item A, "Move the Rye into the new mirror cell," compare it with each item below.
Brent took the primary mirror, mirror cell, and spider assembly from the old scope and integrated them into the wood OTA.
You can read about his double-plate mirror cell at his website, www.
At the back end I dispensed with a traditional Dobsonian's mirror box and simply attached the aluminum struts directly to the rear disk of the double-plate mirror cell.
At the mirror end of the scope the tripod legs bolt to a frame that holds the mirror cell, while at the front end they attach to the metal ring of the secondary cage.
Lightweight Telescope Mirrors I'm building a 16-inch telescope and want to know if my design for the mirror cell looks right to you.