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Building a periscope

  1. Jul 3, 2015 #1
    Hi everyone!

    Maybe i am in the wrong section, if so please put this where it belongs.

    I am trying to built a very smal kind of periscope with two input oculars and one output ocular.
    It should look like this:


    I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this, thanks!
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  3. Jul 3, 2015 #2


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    It might help if you ask a question (specific or general) that someone can respond to.
  4. Jul 4, 2015 #3


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    First we need some answers so we can work out what help you need.

    At what wavelength, or over what band of light will the periscope be required to operate ?

    What is the application for this periscope ?
    It appears to have three ocular lenses. Is the device bi-directional like part of a laser range finder ?
    What external range of focal lengths do you require ?
    What is the physical scale of the device ?

    Do you know of any existing solutions to the problem ?
    Why are those solutions not applicable ?
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