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Old 17-04-2020, 07:31 PM
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Following sound advice from Marcus we deduced that the following figures be used to set up the computer. Will test this out later today
Yep that didn't work, so I think after 80mib of chatting and deep discussion Marcus is quite sure now I am an idiot without a licence to do astro. In the end we think that I have made a very basic mistake that has mucked every single thing up. So it's back to basics and retrace every single setting starting from layout.
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I've never found that pointing was reliable with the 14", and lets face it, the margin of error is small, so I installed a forward facing 120MC with the fisheye to let me know how it was doing!
What a very good idea
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Old 18-04-2020, 10:10 AM
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... so I think after 80min of chatting and deep discussion Marcus is quite sure now I am an idiot without a licence to do astro. .... .
I don't think that. It IS funny though! Besides, silly mistakes make us wiser. And by that account I must be the wisest man on earth!!

Anyway, I'm hoping what we discussed fixes the problem!!
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Old 18-04-2020, 03:13 PM
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Tried solar noon today
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Looks like a great night tonight, hope you get it sorted. Good luck.
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Old 19-10-2020, 05:30 PM
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I think that it is time to remove one of the issues I have in the dome. My pier is not up to the load I have on it. It would have been happy with a g11 or an eq6 but with a Titan mount and dual scopes I was asking for too much.

I need to investigate what pier I will need to support the Titan and maybe the eq8
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:29 AM
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Help regarding stiffening existing pier

I am still having guiding issues of flexure when the Mount moves on the side and moves under the weight. Would there be a way just to make a bracket to support and stiffen up the Pier?
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I am still having guiding issues of flexure when the Mount moves on the side and moves under the weight. Would there be a way just to make a bracket to support and stiffen up the Pier?
What sort of material is that? It looks like extruded aluminium.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:46 PM
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I think it is
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It's the same as this http://piertechinc.com/telescope-piers/pier-tech-2/
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Old 01-12-2020, 01:19 PM
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Look I am no expert but any extendible pier type structure means that one section must slide Inside the other, and likely involves a system of roller bearings as two extruded sections would likely bind.
It maybe that the bearings are not properly adjusted to provide the operational ridigity required, and any internal locking mechanism may not stop flex or slop between the two extruded sections when under load.
Seems like you might have to question the pier manufacturer about the problem, and physical limits of the pier.
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Old 15-12-2020, 05:16 PM
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The rains are here


My new pier has arrived, so happy with it.

Probably install it after Christmas. Clouds , rains, pestilence ,Noah's ark lol
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Noah's ark lol
You laugh, but I start to shake when you buy things, especially in two by two

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OK the next brick in the wall, I have done the cage. It's as solid as.
The next process will be decommissioning the current setup. I can say I know I have to do it, but I can't do it. It cleared up on the weekend allowing 2 all-nighters. Typical.

Maybe I could improve the cable management For next time

So this weekend is D-day Crappy weather forecast but will clear as soon as I remove the pier
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