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Quote:What kind of equipment do you have in there? I guess I'm mostly concerned about the electronics, especially my camera(s). The mount is an A-P and I've seen pictures of those in Antarctica so I probably don't need to worry about that
Quote:"Now that Autumn is here and Winter is close behind, are there any things I need to keep in mind to protect my gear?" Drain the de-humidifier?
Quote:I had an "attic" fan with shutters installed, that automatically kicks on when it hits 80 inside the observatory.
-Jarrod- Ahwahnee Hills Observatory 10" AT10rccf OTA Mounted on a Hypertuned Losmandy G11 Camera: Canon T4i http://www.astrobin.com/users/powerstroke01/
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....
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AP900GTO, AP1200GTO, DM6, Tak Epsilon 160, 12.5" F/3.8 AG Optical Newtonian, C9.25, 8" LX200GPS, 18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3, ES ED127mm CF, FS60C, SV80 FLI ML8300, QSI640WSG-8 SX Lodestars Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades www.doghouseastronomy.com
Quote:I'm a little South of you (not much btw)
Quote:You will enjoy the winter skies this year much better then you ever enjoyed them before...
Quote:In the dead of winter I have a small electric space heater on a timer to come on several times a day and night to just cut the chill when it is real cold. In the summer I do the same with a small AC unit. I do use one of the small oil filled ones in the warm room too, set on very low.I also clamp a light bulb under each scope which is suppose to help reduce humidty around the mount and scope. If your mount is ice cold and the bulding is warmed quickly by the sun you might get condensation on the mount, pier, and scope. The only time I have ever noticed any condensation was when the light bulb burned out and we had a large temp swing.
Quote: I have a heater with a setting that will trigger it on if the temperature falls below 42F.
Find it: A bunch of atlases
Shoot it: 10"RCOS/AP1200/STL6303E
See it: StarStructure/Zambuto 18/4.3
Quote:I'm not too worried about the mount http://www-luan.unice.fr/~aristidi/hivernage/gallery/telescop.html