Wondering if anyone else is having a problem getting those Sky Shed brackets? Still waiting for the ones I purchased over 3 months ago. Is there a manufacturing issue? They shouldn't be that hard to make with the proper machining equipment.
I hope they get around to it. First obstacle is finding a way to get them shipped to Denmark. I am in contact with Wayne. Hope it works out for you (and me ).
Congrats on your new POD. The answer to your question depends on a few factors. What is the size of the OTA? A large SCT will have more chances to be obstructed by the dome when pointing at Zenith. Is the pier offset? If you won't be doing any observing I would offset at much as possible, the recommended is 10-12 inches. Finally, as a POD owner, I highly recommend a PZT, even if you come up with your own idea because, for imaging, there's nothing like moving the dome out of the way and just image without worrying about obstructions.
I built this out of plywood and gave it a few layers of epoxy to make it waterproof and slide like a dream. The table is facing north and wide enough for me to polar align from the middle of the observatory.
Edited by PederP, 08 August 2021 - 04:46 AM.