Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Indiana for two more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak
Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota
Quote:Since the roof rolls off, do you GFCI the entire thing?
Docent at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History
Quote:Beo,Have you had any time for observing or imaging?Michael
Quote:Hi Jason,You mentioning HDMI gave me pause. Presumably that's for a remote monitor near the pier? I'd been planning on having my laptop nearby if needed, but that's a thought. Problem is I'm really running out of wood in my wall framing to add many more cables! I still plan to run security cameras with remote switches to disable the power to turn off the LEDs. (I might actually look at just hacking the power to the IR LEDs rather than turning the camera off completely, but we'll see.)
Scopes - 10" Meade LX200, Coronado 90mm, Vixen ED103, Orion 80mm Guide Mount - AP1600GTO Std (Encoders.... someday) Cameras - Atik 320E, Atik 314L+, Atik Titan, Mallincam Xtreme X2, Skyris 274M, Orion StarShooter, Canon 7D Instruments - L200 Spectrometer (300,600,1200 gratings), SA100 Diffraction Filters - LRGB,OIII,SII,Ha; J/C UV,B,V,Ic,Rc Way too many computers....
Quote:HiI probably should have run an extra 220V outlet to the outside (the roof drive is 220) for my welder, but I really don't want to be welding in the area and risk burning the whole mess down anyway!Beo
Quote:Nice antenna setup. Curious about lighting protection. Is that an issue where your observatory is located?
Quote: Now comes the arduous task of actually painting this beast!
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
Quote:Quote: Now comes the arduous task of actually painting this beast! After essentially building a second home, you consider painting the trim to be arduous? -Dan
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 hate painting, ranks right up there with having a tooth pulled. Rather do the construction! Looking good and to improve your grounding add another rod ~12 feet away and tie it to the first.