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Yawning Angel

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  1. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    First time the roof has been open under a clear sky! Polemaster rough alignment ready to fix the pier head in the next few days. Not quite first light, but getting closer and closer! and...stars!
  2. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    Floored it! Started early today with the goal of getting the flooring done. A second pair of hands handling the 18mm ply really helped, and it was done by 3pm So, the floor buildup is simply 75mm polystyrene insulation between the joists, vapour barrier over that and ply on top Some details to finish in ply, around the pier and cable ducts, but that’s for later Finishing in daylight was nice, and meant there could be photos: Scope room from the warm room Warm room from the scope room Warm room / supply dump The view N-E-S Hoping to make a rough align later to set the pier head. Fingers crossed
  3. Yawning Angel

    Hi from Preston, UK

    Hello Rob, welcome aboard. I'm away toward Chorley, so not far from you!
  4. Yawning Angel

    Processing Jupiter Help!

    In the image window, you need to 'place AP grid' before it'll stack
  5. Yawning Angel

    Processing Jupiter Help!

    +1 (get it here) You can try RGB align in Registax, to bring the channels back together
  6. Yawning Angel

    Sky Camera Recommendations Please

    My testing with the ZWO-120MC-S and it's bundled 150 degree lens This is looking due east, through glass. The camera is propped against my office window. No cooling etc. I must dust off this project...one day
  7. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    If I can't be sure I've stopped it, I'm thinking of running a small bead around the scope rooms rim, to dissuade anything that hits the rails. Just a few mm should do it
  8. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    Friday night / Saturday morning we had gales, and I did worry about the obs! All was good, and Saturday was ok to get stuff done - I think the photo caught the only 5 minutes of sunshine all day
  9. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    Let me see if I can explain - I don't have picture showing it so here goes... The warm room wall top beam lines up with the support rail for the front edge of the rolling roof, so when closed there is very little gap. Along with this, the rolling roof overhangs the warm by about 25cm and slopes down with a drip trim on the leading edge. The War roof has a 25mm high lip where it meets the rolling roof all of which seems to keep it bone dry - however, if it shows signs in the future, another rubber trim or some brushes will sort it. I'm hoping to leave it and let the air move a bit I'm still seeing a little rain along the rails under the rolling roof, but I know it's source and will staunch it once the weather improves and I can get the final top coating on the roof (the rolling roof its dropping some of it's rain onto the rails) I'll see if I can show it in sketchup, if that'd help?
  10. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    I finally made a path, after destroying the lawn Skimmed the mud / grass off, which was heavier work than anticipated due to being waterlogged. Once it was cleared I laid ground matting with anchor loops to hold it down. Still loads of it left from the initial groundwork. Edged it with Everedge (love the stuff, but not the price!) then covered with plum slate to match elsewhere - but realised I had no where near enough. Luckily a mate is heading to the builders merchant tomorrow and can pick up a few more bags for me.
  11. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    Hiya, it’s a good question: There is a GRP drip trim along the main beam of the rolling roof (the black bit), under it is essentially an EPDM strip, attached with clout nails. This strip covers the rails and gap Hopefull the picture shows it, but I can dive out later and take a better one
  12. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    Good luck with it Gina!
  13. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    It's all good
  14. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    Thanks James! The door was purchased and trimmed to fit. Easy mode! The internal door will be diy, as it's less fundamental
  15. Yawning Angel

    50/50 Roll off build

    Some update pictures: (mostly) insulated walls, the electrical board and the ply is going down for the floor Wood in ‘th hole! It even locks!

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