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Old 26-08-2019, 05:08 PM
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https://skywatcheraustralia.com.au/p...5-pier-tripod/

Remove casters, bolt it to the concrete. Done
Thank you Lewis.
Alex

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Alex
I found this HEQ5 pier adapter from Altair Astro in the UK

Cost was around 79 pounds sterling

Surely there’s a 3 party supplier in Australia ?

Martin
Thank you Martin
Alex

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Thank you Lewis
Alex

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Thank you Lewis
Alex

I am surprised that whatever I do it will be what I consider expensive.
So I may as well cut the legs of the tripod to fit and just set them in cement...or make a unit out of glass reinforced ply..or a piece of box steel ... But I have to do something very soon the observatory is at the stage where the piers need to go in...
In any event thank you both for your help I did not know of any of the suggestions so at least I now know.
Alex

If I had the power I could weld something..maybe I will have to build it in Sydney..the ply approach seems the best so far.. low thermal whatever...easy to bolt on switches and stuff...I will design something later ..maybe incorporate a drink holder...
Alex

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