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Hi, I see that one of John's slides asks if the Cilas DM is elliptical. Yes. Here is the longer answer: The are indeed. The pupil is of course 125x177mm. Since the DM band outside the pupil controls tilt and edge modes, Cilas recommends that we use a blank diameter of at least 250 mm (which is less than the standard ratio since we have independent tilt control). However, if we went with a diameter more like 265 mm, we would have the option of doing all the tilt correction at the DM - no additional cost for the increase from 250 to 265.) Here is the ROM for this size range (now exactly 1 year old): > > For these dimensions, due to additional work explained above there is a price increase: > > Mirrors without driver: > > 6 MONO31: about 347 k€. For one spare MONO31: about 43 k€ > > 6 MONO63: about 383 k€. For one spare MONO63: about 48 k€ > > Mirrors with drivers: > > 6 MONO31 system: about 427 k€. For one spare MONO31 system: about 53 k€ > > 6 MONO63 system: about 483 k€. For one spare MONO63 system: about 62 k€ > > These prices are still ok for larger blanks (for instance up to 220 mm x 330 mm if needed). > > > > The main mechanical resonance should be in the 700 Hz range (rough estimate) for an elliptical blank dimension around 175 mm x 250 mm. > > > > DM mounting could be elliptical around 260 mm x 340 mm, 100 mm depth. Note the large size of the unit, will have implications for the AO package dimensions. This currently corresponds to only $686K for the most expensive option - obviously a bargain, we should grab it before the exchange rate turns around! Steve