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Beginning setup of ME II in my observatory

Beginning setup of ME II in my observatory

Still in final stages with split roof observatory build but went ahead and started process of getting the Paramount ME II/OAE onto the 10” diameter bisque 42” ME pier. I had switched from 48” MX pier to ME pier during construction but hadn’t taken time to tweak pier re-leveling until today. It’s almost perfect after adjustment of nuts at pier base. Will just use the ME II micro-levelers now. ME II was definitely a challenge to lift by myself. I’m 6’2” at 245 and used lifting strap around it for safety. Will get the versaplate attached this weekend and plan to mount my PW14.

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