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#1 Mekon

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 05:28 PM

This might not appear relevant here, But thinking out of the box, look how they fixed this to the ground. A modification of this idea, might make an excellent pier for your back yard.
https://www.youtube....h?v=9OFJgsEzEZs


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Posted 07 July 2020 - 06:07 PM

That's a cool design.  I love the way the cows hang around and watch.



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Posted 07 July 2020 - 06:28 PM

Moving to Equipment ...

 

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#4 Echolight

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 07:55 PM

Wouldn't be able to get that six inches deep here on the whiterock escarpment.



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Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:32 PM

It would for visual certainly.

Probably would not need to be that deep either, for visual.

The size of an imaging rig might determine if it works for that.

 

The yellow bristles might help for high visibility in darkness, and counter guests bumping into your scope. : )



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 09:40 AM

Helical piles have been discussed in one of the other pier threads.  If I remember correctly, the concern about helical piers is their diameter because the pier's ability to resist lateral movement improves with increasing diameter and helical piles are generally skinny.  But they are cheap and quick to install.  One of the ideas I put forward is to place three or four helical piles in a small triangle or square pattern and then pour a concrete pile cap to  connect them all, with the telescope's pier on top of the concrete cap.

 

I don't know if anyone here has tried it.  I think kathyastro used helical piles as the foundation for her observatory, though.




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