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Old 16-08-2020, 10:15 PM
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Another weekend, and a little closer to completion. We got the frames up and bolted down, hopefully next weekend will see the observatory go up.

This link should take you to some photos with a video: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00006509927194


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Old 16-08-2020, 11:07 PM
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Nice one Joshua. Good job getting all those bolts to line up.
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Old 17-08-2020, 07:13 AM
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Another weekend, and a little closer to completion. We got the frames up and bolted down, hopefully next weekend will see the observatory go up.

This link should take you to some photos with a video: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...00006509927194


Josh
Oh I see now. I thought the tower was made of two parts on top of each other. Well... that's not gonna go anywhere.
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Old 17-08-2020, 10:09 AM
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Excellent Josh! Did all the bolts line up nicely or did you have to use some coercion?
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Old 17-08-2020, 10:45 AM
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Like everyone else I am sure, can't wait to see the finished product...will surely be one of the single most impressive amateur observatories on the planet

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...did I mention that ladder scares me..?
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Old 17-08-2020, 02:39 PM
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It's......tall! I'm surprised that you didn't fit a safety cage around that ladder.
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Old 17-08-2020, 04:17 PM
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Old 17-08-2020, 06:22 PM
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Thanks Guys.


There's a crane Richard
That's a big call Mike, and I think we all know that ladder scares you
Some bolts needed some assistance with a hammer and drift, Marc.
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Old 18-08-2020, 01:04 PM
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Great use of the telehandler placing both frames together. Would be hard without a crane otherwise. Gotta love a steel frame.
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Old 18-08-2020, 01:21 PM
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Yeah, I'd be in a spot of bother without the telehandler, Ray.
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Old 20-08-2020, 09:17 PM
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Like everyone else I am sure, can't wait to see the finished product...will surely be one of the single most impressive amateur observatories on the planet

Mike
...did I mention that ladder scares me..?



Don't worry Mike that is only temporary until he puts the lift in
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Old 01-09-2020, 03:48 PM
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Hi everyone, after a 6 hr drive down to 40Km/hr in places, a puncture with a bolt 10 km in and a crane lift, after coming to the conclusion i was not putting it up there with the telehandler... it's up... All went pretty smoothly to be honest, no scares thankfully. I've put the scope in, polar aligned, collimated, eliminated any chip tilt, next is some cable management and a Tpoint model then get the automation process underway etc.



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Old 01-09-2020, 03:58 PM
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BTW, there is no lift going in
Here's some links to some timelapse:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/5g3fw0zicg...535_1.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ej7ogev65...94949.mp4?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ujol2hcbb...dered.mp4?dl=0



Please let me know if they work.


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Old 01-09-2020, 04:19 PM
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Old 01-09-2020, 06:20 PM
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.......

Well?...after catching my breath Josh....all I can say initially is....Fugg me dead!

Unbelievably incredibly impressively amazingly stupendous....

The time lapse of using the crane was pretty cool...hey, I'm still scared but looking at you guys scampering up and down in fast motion made it look pretty benign...

Congratulations on an amazing project, you have certainly set the mark for the top position of amateur observatory construction

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Old 01-09-2020, 06:26 PM
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:15 PM
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It's funny, I like many others, have been looking at and enjoying this project progress and have imagined it completed...but man, the final product is even more incredible than imagined...speechless is a well used term but in this instance is pretty fitting. To conceive, design, construct and bring to completion such an inspired concept, is truly incredible...nicely done Josh, you are now the king of observatories aaand by a country mile!

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Old 01-09-2020, 07:18 PM
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:21 PM
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...I can't stop looking at these photos and time lapses...

I wish I lived in WA/Perth...
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:07 PM
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Is that an observatory or a launch complex?
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