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Old 14-04-2017, 10:34 AM
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Obs build 5 yrs on now

Its been 5 years since my obs build and I am happy to report that everything has worked perfectly even the pc . No rain leaks very little dust and only the odd spider roof still rolls smoothly .Cant think of anything I would have done differently. Just added USB3 hub to pier to accommodate new camera but everything else works fine on it as well . Hopefully it will give a few others some ideas.
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Old 14-04-2017, 05:05 PM
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Very nice! Well done!
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Old 14-04-2017, 10:20 PM
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Thanks Bart
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Old 15-04-2017, 10:36 PM
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Great looking observatory Mark, I like the round the corner control room. The only thing it looks like it needs...is a good mow!!

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Old 15-04-2017, 10:42 PM
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Thanks Mike and bugger you for noticing the lawn lol
I've taken care of it this weekend ��
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Old 16-04-2017, 01:04 AM
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That's a great looking obs { and guard dog } congrats Mark. I like the control room annex with the roof covering it, was looking at doing something similar .
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Old 16-04-2017, 07:16 AM
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Thanks the roof will go all the off but not really necessary and it does make a nice little shelter .
I highly recommend building one of some sort it is really worth the effort and makes things so much easier.
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Old 16-04-2017, 07:34 AM
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Old 16-04-2017, 09:59 AM
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Very nice setup and workmanship.
Well done, it will give you many hours of pleasure
and that's for sure.
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Old 16-04-2017, 10:45 AM
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Great looking Obs Mark.
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Old 16-04-2017, 09:18 PM
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Love the little PC imaging alcove. Great idea. sG
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Old 17-04-2017, 03:35 PM
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Thank guys yes I highly recommend adding a little alcove to keep light away and a bit of shelter ��
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Nice. Also love the little alcove!
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