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Bizibilder last won the day on February 22 2015

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  1. Bizibilder

    Astrokev's ROR - The Build

    Try the bay of fleas for SS nails in smaller quantities. It is false economy not to! 50 x 50mm for £5 here: Here
  2. My EQ5 has lived outside for about five years now with no problems. It is covered with an upturned plastic bin and a couple of garden furniture covers. These allow the mount to "breathe" and I have never found any condensation etc on the mount. The GIF below shows the idea BUT this has my old, single, furniture cover. The new cover is a "premium" quality one from Homebase similar to this one: Chair cover
  3. Not taken a Sun pic for three months!! However all is not lost as I have only missed a dozen tiny spots as we are passing through solar minimum. Usual rig of 120mm APO refractor, Baader Solar film ND 5.0, Canon 1100D, ISO 100, 1/3200 sec exposure. 120 still frames taken. Trimmed in Pipp and then stacked in Registax 5. Photoshop to finish and add false colour.
  4. Bizibilder

    Astrokev's ROR - The Build

    I would suggest drilling for the nails- maybe drill 3mm for the 3.5mm size. The nails will still grip but you won't split the timber and it won't split later either. Those SS annular ring nails are real devils to remove!! By the way drilling also helps keep the nails going in straight and you get far fewer "bendy" ones. You can pre-drill quite a few planks at one go then spend a happy ten minutes annoying the neighbours whilst you bash 'em in with an 'ammer (Nails that is not neighbours!!).
  5. Bizibilder

    Sun shots 21 and 22 April 2018

    That is very good indeed! You have captured the surface granulation and faculae (the bright streaks) around the Sunspots. The orientation looks pretty good as well.
  6. Bizibilder

    EPDM rubber roofing

    I used "shed" grade EDPM and it did the job well. It is now four winters old and is 100% waterproof. It is heavy, so really a two person install is easier - especially lifting it onto the roof. The glue I used resembled thick treacle but worked well - I think it was water based as it had no discernible odour. Mine was bonded directly onto plywood. The only issue was a black mold of some sort on the underside of the ply after the first winter. A liberal coating of anti-fungal paint has stopped that in its tracks.
  7. Please read the instructions in the first post of this thread and put each of your entries in a new topic. Pictures posted in this thread will not be judged.
  8. Bizibilder

    The Sun - 19th May 2018

    Spotless - even so, good images in both lights.
  9. You may find one on a site like Astrobuysell or try our very own Wanted section.
  10. Bizibilder

    How many wheels for a rolling roof?

    It appears you intend to bolt the wheels in place - this will allow you to align things before tightening as you suggest. I would also recommend using either a drilled plate or very large washer(s) on top of your timbers so that tightening the bolts does not simply crush the timber rails. I wouldn't leave things loose as any slop will just encourage wear in the timber and could lead to embarassment in the future!
  11. Close enough for a good picture!
  12. Bizibilder

    How many wheels for a rolling roof?

    I would also suggest the six wheel layout. That said, whether using four or six, if the structure is rigid only three of them will ever be taking the load!
  13. Bizibilder

    Weather protection - Creocote or Bitumin ?

    I assume you mean the exposed wooden rails that the roof will roll onto? Mine are simply painted with shed paint which has lasted well so far - about 3-4 coats as I recall.
  14. Bizibilder

    The Sun 7 May 2018 white light

    AR 2708 is still eeking out an existence today:
  15. Bizibilder

    First attempt at Solar (white light)

    That's good - exposure and focus both pretty much spot on.

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