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Old 18-09-2018, 04:09 PM
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Wow is all I can say.
That is just too good not to comment at all though.
I've honestly lived in far worse "accommodation" than that.
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Old 18-09-2018, 06:31 PM
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Hehehe thanks Brandon 🤗
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:17 PM
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woohoo the roof now opens with just a push of a button
( Jens doing her happy dance) 🤗🤗💜💜😜😜
check out the video on my facey page 🤗
Thanks for looking 😀😀
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:47 AM
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Oh to have some land to do the same without neoghbour's trees right on the fence line..... Lovely to see that
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:46 AM
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Itís an awesome feeling and I havenít even moved in yet hehe 😈😈🤣🤣
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:52 AM
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You wont know yourself Jen......some of my best pics have come from unplanned imaging sessions that happened after looking up at the sky and seeing it was clear when forecasts told me it wasn't going to be.....a quick hour here and there will now be so easy for you.
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:14 PM
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woohoo the roof now opens with just a push of a button
( Jens doing her happy dance) 🤗🤗💜💜😜😜
check out the video on my facey page 🤗
Thanks for looking 😀😀
Cheers

https://www.facebook.com/580666724/p...6228201856725/
Very cool Jen!
That's Brilliant!

I attended a commercial observatory at Maidenwell a few years back. He had a setup like yours.
But when he hit the button, apart from opening the slide off roof, a stereo system started up with the Sprach Zarathustra Opening fanfare.
It was awesome.
Just saying Ö
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Old 16-10-2018, 08:03 PM
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Very cool Jen!
That's Brilliant!

I attended a commercial observatory at Maidenwell a few years back. He had a setup like yours.
But when he hit the button, apart from opening the slide off roof, a stereo system started up with the Sprach Zarathustra Opening fanfare.
It was awesome.
Just saying Ö
Oh I really want that...
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Old 16-10-2018, 08:10 PM
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Wow, very cool Jen
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Old 16-10-2018, 10:44 PM
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Woohoo thanks guys itís getting really exciting now I had first light in the obs with Eddy on Saturday night.
I pulled an all nighter and it felt so good just to push one button and go straight to bed 😜😜
It doesnít take long to fill the obs I need more room already. 🤣
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Old 17-10-2018, 08:41 AM
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Thats a fantastic setup. Is it your "Pandora" , I like the sound of Purple in Pandora Mark
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Old 17-10-2018, 06:07 PM
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Looks fantastic! You'll get way more sky time with an obs.
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Old 21-10-2018, 03:36 PM
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Just seen your obs project Jen and it's wonderful - such a solid construction and very smooth roof operation. Keep up the good work and look forward to 'first light' for the obs.
Cheers, Chris
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Old 28-10-2018, 07:51 PM
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Thanks everyone I just love it
Its filling up very quickly, I think i need a bigger obs already

But... a bit of sad news after 1 week in, I think the motor has already failing or has died Its taken me so long to get this far I just want to cry It keep stopping in random spots then decides it doesn't want to move at all it just sounds very tired already.
So motor is now off and getting looked at, i think i might have to get the next motor size up.
Oh well.... all trial and error i guess
The builder is now on two weeks holidays grrrr and I've got two astro camps coming up next month so now i have to pull these scopes down to load these toys in my car (i don't want to) need another scope for travelling now hahaha
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Old 29-10-2018, 10:24 PM
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Jen, if the motor opened the roof satisfactorily when first installed, then it's proved that it can do that. Motors don't typically 'lose power', unless there is something wrong with the cabling or connections, or the power supply itself. Having said that, it is possible that an under-sized motor could have got hot and damaged internally if overloaded. (Does it have a fuse or circuit breaker in the circuit?)

Another possibility is that the roof is not running as smoothly as it should, and therefore has placed more load on the motor. In that case, getting a 'bigger' motor is not necessarily the right answer. The supplier / installer needs to sort it out for you.

Best of luck, Chris
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:05 AM
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Motor for RoR

We initially used a sliding gate opener for our RoR and that died pretty quickly, not to mention the 100amps it draws on start up when the could spin up.

We then bought a replacement as found here with a reduction hear, and machined a brass gear foe the track. Draws little power and is rock solid.

http://www.crestmi.com.au/DC_precisi...p#Z55D300-24GU

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Old 08-11-2018, 08:30 AM
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Love the tak! Cool observatory. I'm sure you'll sort out the roof in no time. Just a bump in the road. So the next star party is at Jen's house right?
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:41 PM
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Jen it is defiantly a dream and it was yours, an exceptional set up, your passion for astronomy showed the first time i met you at Snake Valley, you should be so proud of your self, well done girl.

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Old 14-11-2018, 06:30 PM
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Thanks guys 🤗🤗😍😍
Yes it sure is a dream come true 💜💜
My builder should be back in town today so hopefully we can get back to it 🥴🥴
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Old 14-11-2018, 06:38 PM
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Looks fabulous, Jen! I'm sure you'll get the motor/roof sorted.
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