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Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:29 pm
by Petrol
Tom I want to get it properly finished before I do a first light image, It is set up though, just to check things out ;)

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Connector panel

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The guiding graph on PHD is much better on the pier than on the tripod. The peaks on the graph are about 1/2 what they were and that's only with a quick polar alignment. I'm hoping that with a drift alignment, I can get it a bit better :thumbsup:

Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:00 am
by Aussiedave
Inspired mate..a great job. Enjoy! :thumbsup:

Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:44 pm
by Barfbagger
Very nicely finished! Is it open house for first light? ;)

Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:38 pm
by Petrol
Barfbagger wrote:Very nicely finished! Is it open house for first light? ;)


It was but no one came :lol:

Iris Nebula. All comments welcome :thumbsup:

200P
Atik 314L+ Colour
ST 80 / QYH5 / PHD Guided
36 Lights @ 300s
20 Darks
Flats with EL panel

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Also stained the roll off

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Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:12 pm
by teslar
Excellent first image. You must be really chuffed with that. I bet this thread is an inspiration to many. You've done a fantastic job there Pete


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Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:59 pm
by paraman
Petrol wrote:
Barfbagger wrote:Very nicely finished! Is it open house for first light? ;)


It was but no one came :lol:

Iris Nebula. All comments welcome :thumbsup:

200P
Atik 314L+ Colour
ST 80 / QYH5 / PHD Guided
36 Lights @ 300s
20 Darks
Flats with EL panel

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Also stained the roll off

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The pics good Pete, but not quite to the same standard as your build. :thumbsup:

Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:58 pm
by Petrol
paraman wrote:

The pics good Pete, but not quite to the same standard as your build. :thumbsup:


I'm trying to move on from building / refurbing stuff and that's the challenge for me. Been there done that, got the cap and T shirt and half a million hits on how to refurb a car ;) I am too old for those games now and want to focus on imaging :thumbsup: I know I have a lot to learn but hopefully this is just the start of my learning curve ;)

Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:06 pm
by Petrol
Fitted gym mat to the floor

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Also fitted some spare track to stick on the draught excluder

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This piece of laminate flooring provides the seal. Also note the shoot bolts, this will prevent the shed buckling in very high winds or if ever there’s a significant amount of snow on it

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Cut some foam to make some shelves for accessories

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I have also painted the inside of the shed with a 1:10 dilution of PVA glue. This is to help reduce dust off the timber and polystyrene

Thanks for looking

Pete

Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:29 pm
by teslar
Gym mat flooring was on my list for the future obsy :-) a must to prevent damage with my butter fingers :)


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Re: Pier, Micro Obsy and lots of upgrades

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:34 pm
by Barfbagger
...a must to prevent damage with my butter fingers.


It's easily done in the dark. You can be adjusting a thumbscrew and all of a sudden it's "now where the hell did that go?"