Category Archives: Astroimaging Gear

More progress on Obs 2.0

Floor framing got started today.  Had hoped to finish it today, but life conspired against me in the form of a dishwasher needing to be replaced. Still, 1/3 or so was completed today. 🙂

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Obs 2.0 has a pier!

The pier for Obs 2.0 is poured. 🙂 There was digging. And supervising And gravel And concrete and rebar SO much concrete A half a freaking ton of concrete, one bag at a time! But alas there was a footer, … Continue reading

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Motorizing the dome

So several tests of the original plan of using a friction-wheel to spin the dome suggested that while it would “work”, it was neither reliable nor consistent. Matthias Wandel to the rescue! Using Matthias’s gear template generator I spec’d out a ring … Continue reading

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The new Astro-Physics Mach1GTO is alive!

So here she sits, atop her “permanent” home in the obs.  First slew all up. 🙂

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