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About JemC

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  1. Hi Dave i have a set of motors and motherboard from non goto HEQ5 not really sure how to price these to be honest, how does £25 sound james
  2. have a look at this thread, i think this is what they mean ?
  3. The Obsey pt2, The re-build This is not one of those diy builds from scratch that most people do, this is just the re-build of the Obsey i picked up from Essex last week, Seeing as the weather was being nice this weekend i thought this would be a good time to re-build, Here it is all piled up ready to go, Obsey site was already prepared and my pier was already in situ and not really feasible to remove it so i was going to have to work with that, 1st job i was going to have to do was cut a hole in the floor section to go over the pier, So i placed the floor section on top of the pier plate with the assistance of my helper, while we held in place i got the wife to crawl underneath and draw round the pier plate, (had to make sure there were no spiders) hole cut and floor in place, Now it's just a case of screwing the walls in place, walls done, now the 1st roof section (the non-sliding bit) I did have words about the bare feet, Now to just fit the sliding sections, Rear section 1st Then the front sliding section, plus the polystyrene inserts, Here's a couple of small videos to show the roof sliding and the views i will have, Hope they work. IMG_1213.MOV IMG_1214.MOV It will still be x number of weeks before it is fully operational, before i start to put my equipment in there i need to sort out the security side of things, also need to find some clamps/fixings to secure the roof from inside, As it came with no door(it was joined to another shed and was accessed through that in it's old location) i also need to source one of those, plus a few other little tweaks and then it should be good to go. Regards
  4. JemC

    The Obsey

    I certainly am, I am hoping to have it up by next weekend all being well,
  5. JemC

    The Obsey

    Well, that was a long day, Left home this morning 07:30, drove down to Bovey Tracey, dismantled the obsey, loaded onto van, drove back home and finished unloading into back garden 21:00, first part of the adventure complete, I'm ready for a brew,
  6. JemC

    The Obsey

    Ok here they are, once i have it home will take a few of my own,
  7. JemC

    The Obsey

    In the famous words of Bilbao Baggins, I'm going on an adventure! Almost 2 years ago i got rid of my old shed with the intention of replacing it with a R O R shed, Well a lot has happened since then, but no R O R shed ? No way i could build one, my DIY skills are rubbish. My mount and scope plus other bits have sat in the garage ever since, mainly because it's such a pain to drag everything out and set up only to be thwarted by cloud/rain, so i decided that they would stay in the garage until the arrival of R O R shed, so fast forward 2 years..... Well! while browsing some astro sites i happened across an advertisement which said something like wooden observatory for sale, 7ft x 7.5ft, buyer to dismantle and remove, so me being in need of one had a look at the pictures he posted, that will do nicely i thought, so i contacted the seller and asked for more info and pictures, It's not a roof that rolls off onto supports, it turns out 1/2 of the roof rolls over the other 1/2 with a front section of the shed that drops down, I was happy with what i received from the seller, he couldn't have been more helpful and seems a really nice bloke, Right then, where are you located mate i asked, Bovey Tracey he replied, to be honest, i had never heard of it, so time to consult google maps.. Well it turns out it's only about 270 miles one way from my house in Lancashire ? (so round trip of approx 540 miles) Time to make a decision, do the positives outweigh the negatives, is it going to be a cost effective solution in getting my R O R shed ? after doing some calculations and a little more contact with the seller, the answer to the 2 questions above is YES ? I have hired a box van for this coming Saturday,shangied my brother in law to accompany me and.. I'm going on an adventure to Bovey Tracy to dismantle it and give it a new home in sunny Lancashire, even though my DIY skills are rubbish i feel i have to give this a go, All in with the cost of The Obsey (as it is now known until i can think of something better) and with the hire van/fuel and brother in laws dinner it's going to set me back approximately £570 and a day out, I'm well chuffed with that, the cheapest quote i had to have one built was £1000 I have a couple of pictures of the obsey in it's current location if anyone would like to see them, Sorry to waffle on so long, Thanks for reading JemC
  8. @ollypenrice Is this the site you mean ? http://www.astropix.com/html/j_digit/laymask.html
  9. Absolutely not ? one of my favourites, and you have done a good job on this in spite of the conditions, i like the subtle pink, thanks for sharing,
  10. Sorry Matteo, ? the one i have is for Heq5 not Eq5
  11. I think i may have one, will have a look through my bits and bobs,
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