Go-Frame is designed for spherical mirror projection with fixed planetariums in mind. The scaffolding design accommodates the Go-Vex™ mirror and is basically a stripped down version of the Newtonian™2 projection case. It would be used in a clean environment where the Go-Frame™ system would be basically fixed. There are two model. The most basic Go-Frame has the projector situated in front of the mirror, projecting directly on the spherical mirror surface.

Go-Frame™ With Primary Mirror Only System

The second Go-Frame™ available is called the Go-Frame™ Plus, where the projector is behind the curved Go-Vex™ mirror and projects onto a secondary mirror which reflects to the primary mirror, much like a Newtonian™2. This setup has a smaller footprint where space is a consideration.

Go-Frame ™Plus with Primary and Secondary mirror to create a smaller footprint

Note: as seen below, that many people will opt to use the Newtonian™2 projection system inside their fixed domes as the case can be closed after use, protecting the mirror.


Image courtesy of Paul Bourke