Now, it's time to study for a final I have tomorrow.
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Thanks all for your congratulatories!
And, yes, the curse lives on! That day after receiving the mount, the clouds started to roll in! (I need to install some amenities in the observatory anyways the next few days before getting the mount in there...)
Here's another pic with the DOVELM162 installed with the 14" LX200R OTA on it (all balanced) with the CW assembly, controller, power supply, and PASILL4. The RA balance was between 2 fully-extended 18-pounders and an added third 18-pounder least-extended. I may need to get another CW to accomodate the NP127is and all the astrogear I'll be adding...
Man, I love how smooth this mount moves! Everything about it screams PRECISION! Initial tests have been successful...
I am waiting for another Losmandy-type dovetail for the top of the LX200R to mount the NP127is.
More to come...
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Gorgeous. Your polar axis is way too low though for my taste : )
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What's under those tiles? I was concerned about possible "springiness" of the mount with those tiles (if they're the same foam tiles as mine), so I cut holes in them so the feet rest on my concrete pad. Something to consider, anyway.
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I had posted a question in the observatory forum whether a POD could house an ap1200 and a big sct (eventually my deforked 12" rcx!!)
looks like you answered my question
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