SVR90 Raptor QHY9C OSC Camera ZEQ25 EQ Mount Porta II Alt-Az
Rural central lower Michigan
C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Too many clouds
Black Creek Observatory C11 EdgeHD C8 AT6RC Eon80mmED
Quote:The corner bolts are actually 3/4" threaded rod cut to lenght with a hacksaw. The rod and the nuts were bought from Lowes. They are standard zinc plated hardware. I will be keeping the pier covered with a Telegizmo continuus exposure cover and a dry stick (both on order from Scopestuff). Hoping that will keep any corrosion at bay for a long while...John
Quote:Thanks JJK. I should have been more accurate in my wording. I thought about using a light bulb but was a little concerned about their fragility. The Dri-Rod is more robust and not too exepensive so I'm giving it a try. The one thing I'm not sure about is whether to leave the bottom of the cover open to allow air circulation or whether to try and seal it off around the base. Any thoughts on that? Thanks...John
Quote:The Dri-Rod makes more sense than a bulb for several reasons.