Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
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....
Tim Gilliland http://astrobin.com/users/Timgilliland/
Quote:Eric, I have been looking at these. Are you doing the 8' x 8' round or 8' x 10' round? Have you used there plans for the foundation? If so, how does the bottom ring align with it? Joe
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Enjoy the sky,
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.
Quote:It's been a while since I posted progress on the observatory. The automation system had a lot of issues, and after several months I decided to swap the control system for another one. Also, I've been busy testing the system, including the Gemini 2, and building the software to automate imaging sessions.Basically, I've been busy building and testing, not imaging.I attached an image to this post of the scope inside the dome and I included many more pictures on my site if you are interested.Eric
11" Edge HD Moonlite Crayford / Astro Tech 65Quad APO / on a CGEM-DX Mount / Under a TI Dome /EPs are TV 12mm Doles, Celestron 23mm Luminos, ES 14mm-20mm 100degree, ES 28mm-34mm 68degree,