Click the links below to see the kaleidoscope image collections.

In case your wondering how a 48 segment kaleidoscope image can be created.  One way is shown in the kaleidoscope diagram below.  Fig. 1 is a side view of the kaleidoscope lens. Light enters the lens from the left and exits to the right.   Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 show the angles of the mirrors and Fig. 5 shows the resulting 48 facet kaleidoscope image.

 

The 48 facet trick is accomplished by narrowing the kaleidoscope image generated by the mirrors in Fig. 2, using a simple lens, and then sending the first kaleidoscope image through a second set of mirrors held at a different angle as shown in Fig. 4