ATM 13.1" reflector Sky Watcher BK 120 ED Orion 80 ED HEQ5 Pro and EQ6 Pro Modded Rebel XT and T3i unmodded KWIQ Guider http://www.pierresplace.ca
John in NW Arkansas
Quote:The PZT table seems like such a pain. Why not get an Exploradome, and have zenith access AND wind protection. You would only need the dome, and adapt it to the POD base. It has been done before.
Jim W Astro images
Quote:The way it looked to me is that a PZT can only be set up on one side or the other of the base. What if say you set the PZT up on the north side of the observatory, what happens if the wind is from the south? Can the dome no longer be rotated to offer any kind of protection? Can the PZT be moved? I would think the bays get in the way.
WO FLT 110mm Equinox 80mm Celestron CGE SBIG ST2000 XM SBIG 10 Position Filter Wheel AstroDon LRGB / Ha,Sll,Olll DSI-C, DSI PRO, Canon 350D 3 Bay SkyPod and lots of other 'stuff'
Quote:You are correct on all accounts and the PZT can not be moved. I have built my own table and works the same as the retail version.
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
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.
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC & OIII + Solar Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)