Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
12.5 " F5.6 Homemade Dob , mirror ground and figured by myself 10 " F4.0 LXD55 Meade 6" F8 Homemade Dob , mirror ground and figured by myself , Sears 60mm x 900mm Refractor
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:....I'm still torn about the pier again the contractor is urging me to use a big sonotube. Maybe he had a bad experience with cinder / chimney blocks but he keeps telling me it will be hard to work with......
Quote:Wow! Looks wonderful! Should have a great view of the sky at that height. Now for that last pesky detail - the pier! -Dan
Quote: Do you think I should stick with my 280 or so 6" wide blocks or drop the number and use bigger blocks?
C9.25 TV-101 QHY9C G11 Gemini NHAS my astrophotography
Quote: I was also under the assumption I had to fill the middle with blocks is that not correct?