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4 hours ago, Jkulin said:

When I used to use a tripod it was useful to be able to line up to Polaris as near as possible, so once I had good alignment I used these bases to drop my tripod in each time, saved an awful lot of time in pitch blackness.

Thank you. I was wondering about the size of the flowerpot bases.were they placed upside down and covered with grass. I'm just trying to visualise exactly how it would look. 

Thanks

Mark 

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I just went out in the rain to my campervan specially to take a photo for you.  As you can see they are a bit muddy from camp use, but you get the idea.  Hard plastic, flat on the underneath.   

Hi Chris, before I had an observatory I used to set up and break down every session on my lawn. To give me a repeatable set up I sank 3 metal rotary washing line spikes into the lawn into which I coul

I do the same when setting up on grass, but for visual there is less of an issue if the tripod settles a bit. I guess for imaging you need more certainty so that polar alignment doesn't go out. Y

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+1 for flowerpot saucers. Before I had an observatory I used a mobile HEQ5 and the plant pot saucers were perfect - worked well - cheap - frost proof.

The hole in the middle was just the right size for the tripod feet.

I sank them into the grass partly for stability but mainly so the lawnmower didn't catch them. (more worried about polar alignment than the lawnmower!!) ?

I dont have any photos sorry!

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2 hours ago, markclaire50 said:

Thank you. I was wondering about the size of the flowerpot bases.were they placed upside down and covered with grass. I'm just trying to visualise exactly how it would look. 

Thanks

Mark 

Just lower them into a dug out piece of lawn with them the right way up so the feet can drop in.

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44 minutes ago, Jkulin said:

No, I painted them green, putting the grass back would defeat the object

So, does that mean you can see three shallow indentations in the lawn? If so, I'm thinking of some 'grasslike' material I could put into them just for appearances which I could remove when needed. Camouflage basically! 

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