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Old 25-04-2017, 07:29 PM
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We now return you to our previously advertised program:

Accessories to make your astronomy more convenient:

A new mount for the AZ-EQ6 GT hand control to save reaching for it, it now travels on the scope just to the right of the StarGPS module:

Sharp eyes will also see the new handle to disengage the altitude axis.....
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Old 25-04-2017, 07:34 PM
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Make that alt-axis lever out of turned brass Matt. You KNOW you WILL.

If the thought of sticking to it in the cold scares you, leather wrap it.
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Old 25-04-2017, 07:45 PM
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We now return you to our previously advertised program:

Accessories to make your astronomy more convenient:

A new mount for the AZ-EQ6 GT hand control to save reaching for it, it now travels on the scope just to the right of the StarGPS module:

Sharp eyes will also see the new handle to disengage the altitude axis.....
Hey Matt.....Does that come with batteries...???......The new Big Johnnie Handle
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Old 25-04-2017, 07:48 PM
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Batteries - see that little 7AH thing under the mount...
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Old 25-04-2017, 07:50 PM
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At least Matt added the carabiner to the mount so he can pull it to the top of Mt. Kosciuszko
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It'd make a good stock line for one of the Fyshwick stores
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At least Matt added the carabiner to the mount so he can pull it to the top of Mt. Kosciuszko
Nah ....that's just in case he needs to connect up some chains...or whips
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It'd make a good stock line for one of the Fyshwick stores
Bunnings or Elite Ladies?
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Old 25-04-2017, 07:53 PM
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Nah ....that's just in case he needs to connect up some chains...or whips
He did make you a dance pole after all
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Old 25-04-2017, 07:57 PM
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I hear the AFP swat team rustling through the fallen autumn leaves...

Oh...dear...
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Old 25-04-2017, 08:15 PM
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Batteries - see that little 7AH thing under the mount...
Actually a 16 Amp Hour constant 12.8 volt DryPower IFR12-160TB LiFePO4 Golf Cart PowerPack is hiding inside the SafeCase wired with Anderson PowerPole connections, separately fused and switched with outputs to Cig lighter sockets as well as Merit socket.

Nothing so crass as a lead acid battery
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Old 25-04-2017, 08:19 PM
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And a set of steak knives?

It reminds me very much of the Tak power supplies.
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Actually a 16 Amp Hour constant 12.8 volt DryPower IFR12-160TB LiFePO4 Golf Cart PowerPack is hiding inside the SafeCase wired with Anderson PowerPole connections, separately fused and switched with outputs to Cig lighter sockets as well as Merit socket.

Nothing so crass as a lead acid battery
Ah well, at least Phil and I can jump start our 4WD's if need be at the end of the night.

You MIGHT be able to start your golf cart...
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Old 25-04-2017, 10:23 PM
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I have a 200 amp hour lead acid deep cycle battery that I use for powering everything. Had a power outage at come one night during a committee meeting for the photography club, powered lights and stuff until the power came back on
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Before assembly the end brackets were treated to some 180,400,600,1200 wet&dry before being polished with lots of AutoSol paste and 'elbow grease'
That's divine! You should join the Army. Recruit brass polisher extraordinaire!
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Old 26-04-2017, 06:16 PM
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I am not sure what to say...are you calling Matt a polisher? O...M...G!!!\


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Old 26-04-2017, 07:18 PM
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That's divine! You should join the Army. Recruit brass polisher extraordinaire!
I joined the Army in 1975, had enough of rolling and polishing brass and spit polishing boots.....
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Ahhh. That explains it. Attention to detail, and with a sense of urgency
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