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NEQ6 Pro Pier Adapter Design

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    Main Sequence

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Why is it so high? The mount is at head hight so placing a bahtinov mask etc when at the zenith is going to be tricky???

Might be using refractors? When building a permanent pier you almost have to make a decision as to whether you're mainly going to be using refractors or reflectors!

My permanent pier is head high. But my 12" Newt is set at waist high at the shortest tripod setting- and that's still too high. If I put the Newt on my obsy pier the business end would be some ten feet off the ground! Now I could have made a shorter obsy pier- but then I would not see over the obsy walls and I like to opperate my cameras at about head high! Lots of things to weigh up when making a pier.....

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Hi Steve, I have made it so high so that I am able to build a deck around it. When fully erected (I will post pics shortly) I will stand and it will be a comfortable height. :-)

Looks great mate, look forward to a report on it! Quick question though? Why is it so high? The mount is at head hight so placing a bahtinov mask etc when at the zenith is going to be tricky???

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Hey guys, I am going through almost exactly the same process now, do any of you have the original .DWG files that Mr Moo posted, it would save me a decent amount of time recreating them in Solid Works - I´ve tried clicking on his original link and they are not longer available :-(





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