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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6018728 - 08/11/13 09:59 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

12 volt feed with fan speed control mounted on top

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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6018729 - 08/11/13 10:01 AM Attachment (29 downloads)

and a Very happy camper

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EddWen
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Reged: 04/26/08

Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6018963 - 08/11/13 12:38 PM

Isn't it nice that circular hole saws have just the right amount of clearance for 2" and 1 1/4" eyepieces ;-)

Looks nice.


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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: EddWen]
      #6018984 - 08/11/13 12:49 PM

Yes it is nice indeed 1

Thanks
Norm


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EddWen
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Reged: 04/26/08

Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6019266 - 08/11/13 03:39 PM

I like your idea for the hand controller. I'll have to remember it.

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Starman27
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Reged: 01/29/06

Loc: Illinois, Iowa
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: EddWen]
      #6022692 - 08/13/13 11:31 AM

Classy pier solution.

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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: Starman27]
      #6022817 - 08/13/13 12:41 PM

Thanks ! I still need to run another conduit for my USB cable and serial cable. Not sure if I really need 120 volts at pier or not (possible a powered USB hub) which would be another run

Norm


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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Rapid CIty, SD
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6023877 - 08/13/13 08:20 PM

120 at the pier is nice.

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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: Raginar]
      #6254466 - 12/15/13 01:05 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Got our first real snow storm for this season last night ! A White Christmas for sure
Norm

Edited by stmguy (12/15/13 01:07 PM)


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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

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Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6254476 - 12/15/13 01:09 PM

Cool

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hm insulators
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Reged: 01/22/07

Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: Raginar]
      #6265589 - 12/21/13 04:11 PM

Quote:

Cool




More like cold!


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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

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Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: hm insulators]
      #6265649 - 12/21/13 04:45 PM

Lol

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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: Raginar]
      #6273369 - 12/26/13 10:20 AM

16 degrees F last night, only out for a few minutes as it clouded up within a few minutes. Wanted to check out my new 2" GSO barlow which is very nice. Gotta love my OBS as it only took a couple of minutes to shut it down when it clouded up
Norm


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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6273847 - 12/26/13 03:23 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Finally did add a 120 volt outlet so I could run a powered USB hub , also ran a conduit with serial cable and another for the USB cable. Man it's hard to keep those wires neat !

Next picture, saw this guy when I walked out to get the mail today, couldn't resist sharing it

Norm


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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6273848 - 12/26/13 03:24 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

Chapel Grove Owl

Edited by stmguy (12/26/13 03:24 PM)


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SAL
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/13/03

Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6274266 - 12/26/13 07:28 PM

Quote:

Chapel Grove Owl




Great pic! Thanks for sharing.


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jazle
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Reged: 05/20/10

Loc: California, USA
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: stmguy]
      #6288225 - 01/02/14 06:31 PM

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Chapel Grove Owl



Talk about great seeing!


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Starman27
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Reged: 01/29/06

Loc: Illinois, Iowa
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: jazle]
      #6288358 - 01/02/14 07:58 PM

Owl guards observatory. Great!

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stmguy
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Reged: 10/11/12

Loc: Western NH
Re: Chapel Grove Observatory new [Re: Starman27]
      #6289066 - 01/03/14 06:14 AM

Thanks!

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