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EdmontonAB
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Reged: 04/30/08

Loc: Sooke, BC , Canada
New AP mount on homemade pier.
      #5551063 - 12/02/12 09:13 PM Attachment (81 downloads)

Pretty excited to start using the Mach 1, but the weather forecast tells me I could be waiting a while. Still need to finish the inside of the observatory. The polycarbonate roof is great and makes working in the observatory during the day very enjoyable.

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Dan G
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Reged: 06/27/06

Loc: Minisink, NY, USA
Re: New AP mount on homemade pier. new [Re: EdmontonAB]
      #5551123 - 12/02/12 09:44 PM

Looks great Steve. You will really enjoy the Mach1.

Dan in NY


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hickeydp
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Reged: 06/14/09

Loc: Ireland
Re: New AP mount on homemade pier. new [Re: Dan G]
      #5551894 - 12/03/12 11:44 AM

Does indeed look great, enjoy the mount.

One thing on the poly roof. I did the same in my obs and it turned it into a greenhouse in the summer. Fully 10C hotter on the inside.


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EdmontonAB
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Loc: Sooke, BC , Canada
Re: New AP mount on homemade pier. new [Re: hickeydp]
      #5551925 - 12/03/12 12:12 PM

Good day Damien,

I have considered the heat in the summer. If it becomes and issue I am planning on putting up styrofoam boards in between the purlins. They will be held up by friction so that when I want to go in the observatory during the day I can just pull a couple of panels out to let in the light.


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nemo129
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Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: New AP mount on homemade pier. new [Re: EdmontonAB]
      #5552187 - 12/03/12 02:44 PM

Steve,
I saw this on your Flickr page. Very nice! Good job on the observatory and nice setup!


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hickeydp
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Reged: 06/14/09

Loc: Ireland
Re: New AP mount on homemade pier. new [Re: nemo129]
      #5553364 - 12/04/12 05:20 AM

Hi Steve, that's a good idea. I ended up lining the inside with plastic sheeting which knocks out the light. I prefer your idea and will look into doing something similar myself.

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andysea
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Reged: 09/03/10

Loc: Seattle, WA
Re: New AP mount on homemade pier. new [Re: EdmontonAB]
      #5554780 - 12/04/12 10:34 PM

Hi Steve Congrats! that looks awesome.
I hear ya about the weather. I've lived in the NW for more than a decade and this is the worst I've seen so far!
Let's hope for clear skies soon

Andy


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FaronD
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Reged: 03/25/10

Loc: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Re: New AP mount on homemade pier. new [Re: andysea]
      #5554868 - 12/04/12 11:44 PM

Steve that's a nice combo! Same here guys regarding the weather. I haven't had a completely clear night to image since the Mach 1 arrived. It's been around a 1 1/2 months now. There were a couple of clear nights, unfortunately the timing wasn't right.
Oh well, no hurries in astronomy.

Faron


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