Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX LodestarLackawanna Astronomical SocietyMy Astrobin
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CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Quote:I'm curious why you're considering the wood support for the floor on one side, while concrete on the other "tall" sides?
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
Quote:I don't know if the bedrock just gets harder as you drill, but the last inch goes very slowly.
-Jarrod- Ahwahnee Hills Observatory 10" AT10rccf OTA Mounted on a Hypertuned Losmandy G11 Camera: Canon T4i http://www.astrobin.com/users/powerstroke01/
Quote: I actually saw a picture of someone pouring a pier and his rebar looked like a piece of art. Perfectly spaced and welded. I don't know if it matters, but mine is pretty ugly.
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
Quote:I actually saw a picture of someone pouring a pier and his rebar looked like a piece of art. Perfectly spaced and welded. I don't know if it matters, but mine is pretty ugly.I am also SERIOUSLY STRUGGLING determining my desired PIER HEIGHT! I'm all over the place from 36" to 50". I'm a 99% imager, but would love to be able to look through a piggybacked solar scope without a ladder. What are some average pier heights?
1987 Meade LX3 2120 10" SCT on hypertuned EQ6 Pro Baader Self-Mod Canon XS_CLS Clip Filter DSI color_Orion ST80 Coulter 10" Compact Odessey Dob http://www.astrobin.com/users/shawnhar
Enjoy the sky,
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
Quote:I'm kind of partial to topping off the cement pier with a metal pier, that way you can make it shorter or longer pretty easily ..also it will give you more clearance for your tube if your mount is a GEM when near the meridianNorm
David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
Quote:You need a nice concrete rooster for your observatory!
"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
Calypte Anza, California
Quote:What's the rooster made of? It'd probably blow away here in Anza.