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Just what it sounds like. Sunglasses with kite-shaped,
mirrored lenses to resemble the JWST thermal shield.
Alternately, the lenses could resemble the telescope's primary
In either form, the sunglasses would fold up to store in an
unexpectedly small cylindrical case when you're
Gentlemen, gentlemen ...
[pertinax, Jan 13 2022]
||I think this is good, and could get even better if
the glasses did even more than just looking cool.
||Thanks. I was trying to think of ways to implement moving
parts and folding struts. Maybe use the primary mirror for
overcast days (the gold tone would make good "blue-blockers")
and flip around to the thermal shield when it's brighter
||Use the "shield(s)" as side glare shields, & the "main mirror" as
the lens proper (so, 2 JWSTs side by side). Optional flip-out
secondary mirror to provide magnification capabilities (from
the partially silvered front of the lens).
||// Optional flip-out secondary mirror to provide magnification
||+ pretty cool. And what about some telescoping