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edjrgibbs

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About edjrgibbs

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    Cuddington, Bucks
  1. Slide Off Roof For £20(so Far)

    Looks good.
  2. Opticstar 1.25" Filter Wheel (5 positions) £25 (Paypal goods and services) Price includes UK P&P Any questions please ask.
  3. For sale is my HEQ5 syntrek which comes with the following: > Mount head > Tripod > Syntrek hand controller > HiTec Astro EQDIR for USB connection and control via computer (through stellarium etc.) > Two counterweights All in good condition. £450 Any questions please ask. Collection only. I live inbetween Oxford and Aylesbury so could meet at a reasonable distance if required.
  4. Skywatcher Dovetail L Bracket For Star Adventurer New, unused condition - £22 - Paypal goods and services Price includes uk P&P
  5. Finally Complete

    Pretty solid as far as I can tell. When screwing in the M20 nuts to the base and top there was no movement as far as I could tell. I was giving them some torque.
  6. Finally Complete

    For info I got most of my materials from the following places: https://www.metals4u.co.uk/ - aluminium angle http://www.ironmongeryonline.com/ - threaded rod and nuts Amazon.co.uk - bits and bobs, sealant, lock, floor mats, screws, tools, brackets, castors http://www.tigersheds.com/ - shed Wickes.co.uk - paving slabs, concrete, sharp sand etc. travisperkins.co.uk - timber,
  7. Finally Complete

    I'm pretty impressed with them. It took a while to arrive as made to order but they're well made, have thicker bracing than most and both roof and floor are tongue and groove shiplap rather than OSB. I paid an extra £10 for no windows but that's balanced against the £50 you'd need to spend to get the toughened glass and beading for the windows to make them secure.
  8. Finally Complete

    I'd have liked a warm room and a slightly larger obsy but had restrictions imposed by the significant other... I also had to move a few feet further into the garden after finding a water pipe exactly where I was planning to sink the pier base... All in its not really a problem as i'll be using teamviewer from the loft office after switching everything on.
  9. Finally Complete

    Ha ha yep, he was useful!
  10. Finally Complete

    Basically, 8 7.3n hollow concrete blocks buried and filled with concrete and rebar, 4 1m M20 threaded rods set into the base, a custom pier (bought through AB&S with an NEQ6) and a customised Tiger Sheds 8x6 pent roof shed. Seems all pretty solid and i'm happy. Few things I would do differently but all in all worked well.
  11. Finally Complete

    After several months of planning, ordering and getting sage advice from the SGL community, the Long Crendon Obsy is finally (almost)complete. All I need now is some clear skies to get cracking with alignment, calibration and imaging. Images below. For anyone interested here is a link to a short video of the build.
  12. Cheers, will do. I went with an 8x6 obsy in the end so most likely will be setting up then running remotely through team viewer from the house so minimal possibility of vibration. I'll try to make sure there's a small gap though. Thanks for all the advice.
  13. Thanks Martin. Might be easier as having just moved house there's no shortage of wast polystyrene.
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