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  1. catman161

    Securing Obs roof from inside

    Thanks all for your help. I think when I commence build next year (fingers crossed) when its drier weather I will go down the turnbuckle route.
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    Securing Obs roof from inside

    Awesome thanks Gina
  3. catman161

    Securing Obs roof from inside

    Thanks guys. Some good suggestions. Anyone else have any good suggestions?
  4. Hi All, Am looking for recommendations for latches/bolts for securing fold off roof of observatory when in it’s closed position. Would be interested to see pictures/links of what has worked well to others. TIA
  5. catman161

    Obsy Design Question

    Fox and Vivian is silk there James in terms of roll off roof over the existing building I think it might make construction a little difficult but is certainly something I can ponder.
  6. catman161

    Obsy Design Question

    Hi All, I’m thinking of converting my roll off shed design to a more permanent, yet still small obsy. Currently roll off shed as as below which is ok but would like to convert it to a small permanent shed with gold down walls and preferably a style of roof that is either fold down to the side or roll back garage door style but where the door, or roof goes down behind the back wall of the structure. I don’t have the space for a roll off roof behind the shed as I have an outbuilding directly behind which can be seen in the pictures. Any help on how to engineer such a roof would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance Felix
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    Mars 6-8-2018 IR RGB

    Good amount of detail there Steve nice one
  8. catman161

    My new DIY ALT/AZ Mount a Panther Clone

    Mick, it’s been a while since I’ve logged on. You’re work is absolutely stunning. Such awesome skill and craftsmanship. I bet that runs beautifully.
  9. catman161

    Jupiter from 15.07.2018

    That’s very nice Pete. Probably the best I’ve seen this season. I haven’t had a chance with any planets presently purely Cos of location of neighboring houses and their choice of massively tall conifers. I don’t hunk I’ll do get a decent chance of an image until 2022. I am enjoying visual on the smaller DSO’s on my new C9.25 though
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    Jupiter 26-03-2018

    very good effort considering the low altitude and terrible seeing conditions we have been experiencing.
  11. Now FOUND. Can be moved to Complete Mods - thanks.
  12. Hi Guys, Am looking for a TV 2x Powermate in good condition. The 2 inch barrel version please. Let me know if you have one up for grabs. Thanks Felix
  13. catman161

    Niche Planetary Scope - withdrawn

    Drop me a message for details if interested. Pics are too large to go on here. Happy to email some
  14. Hi All, Am just putting the feelers out there really. I have a very niche Planetary scope that there are not many of about. Am thinking of selling but just wondered if there is really any kind of want/need from other amateur Astro people out there for such a nich OTA. It’s called a Planeta Truss Cassegrain and is Native F18. It is in brilliant condition and comes with various accessories. Please PM me if seriously interested as it is a rather pricey piece of equipment. Thanks

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