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Old 01-03-2018, 12:43 PM
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Talking My FIRST observatory

Months of planning, council approval, Deptartment of War and Finance approval, then amassing the funds to make this observatory possible.

Set the foundations pointing as close to SCP as possible, and poured the concrete today. It's finally done, and it's mine...

Dave has the Doghouse Observatory.

I have the Sh!thouse Observatory

Cost: $5 in quickset concrete. (the brand I got sets so quickly, I had to rush to even get the tripod indents into it!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Concrete set to an overly optimistic 10cm depth, with a pour diameter of 10cm.

The ants will probably dislodge it in a week, but hey, it points south with my tripod on top
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:58 PM
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And with hardly any disruption to your croquet lawn, brilliant work Sir
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:35 PM
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Thanks Jonathan.

Trying to figure out right now how to automate it...
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:39 PM
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I think you over-capitalised on the investment.

I just used 3 garden pot concrete "disks" for my tripod setup. Semi-portable observatory then.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:51 PM
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I can dig em out and reposition them
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Had you considered whacking in some off cuts of 50mm steel pipe? Can push them down fairly deep, so less likely to move around after a flooding rain.
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How's the new observatory going?
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Old 16-04-2018, 05:40 PM
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Old 16-05-2018, 10:50 AM
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How's the new observatory going?
Still rock solid. Not moving yet. Waiting for the rabbits to dig under them
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