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Old 03-12-2020, 06:56 PM
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3mx5m R.O.R

Hello everyone,


A long time dream and finally made it
Not a masterpiece, but this is what I managed to build with the budget,time and health. 2 years ago started with the pier base... then a bloody hospital visit with complications interrupted progress... fast frwrd still alive and winging


It is a 3mx5m roll off using gate roller and tracks.

Still lots of things to fix, adjust...


Mik
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Hi Mik , Well done mate. Hope no-one drives down that track. They'll take out the corner post
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Old 04-12-2020, 11:44 AM
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Cheers Richard

Yeah, the post is in grave danger... will remove the option to drive down there soon


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Old 04-12-2020, 12:30 PM
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Awesome results, you have created a little oasis
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I could not see your bar...
That is great..
You have done well and it looks fantastic.
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Old 04-12-2020, 01:38 PM
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Thanks Alex, the post is in the old drive path.

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You have done well and it looks fantastic.
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Old 04-12-2020, 01:39 PM
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Thanks David, it is indeed an oasis

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Mik,
Very nice. Looks great and well finished.
How far is it from the house? Just thinking about remote operation.....better than sitting outside with the mozzies for a couple of hours.
I found fitting a double “seal” board at the ends of the roof helped to stop any overtravel and minimize wind and rain ingress.
Well done!
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Looks fantastic and comfortable, and a sound system to boot!
Well done.


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Cheers Ken,
Only a few meters from the house and the man-cave
But I do like sitting there monitoring the gear and contemplating the universe

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Mik,
Very nice. Looks great and well finished.
How far is it from the house? Just thinking about remote operation.....better than sitting outside with the mozzies for a couple of hours.
I found fitting a double “seal” board at the ends of the roof helped to stop any overtravel and minimize wind and rain ingress.
Well done!
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Hello Damien,
Yes very important to listen to good music. Could be Beethoven, Nora Jones or AC!DC ... pending of me mood with a glass of red

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Excellent, looks like a nice place to escape to ...I was thinking the same about that vulnerable post

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yeah, that post .... eventualie (with the accent of Manuel of Faulty Tower ) I'll remove the concrete path and install some protection for the endangered post





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"Don't mention the war" ... definitely not PC, but love it


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Old 04-12-2020, 10:25 PM
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Here is the first pic... of course it's Orion de Great season
The processing skills of mine is wayyy below of this blog's standard...so apologise
... working on it

Polar aligned with PHD, calibrated scope and mount then slew to M42... only 15min/ch. ED80-0.85x-8300mono Moravian with Baader RGB 36mm filters.
Then slewed to Rossetta to get some Ha ... 5min OK , however 20min had a elongated stars. I think will use OAG next time... not good with guide scope 20min subs.
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