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Obsy building started ! (and now complete!)


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34 minutes ago, Bukko said:

Looking good.

Are you planning on putting anything between the concrete and the pier?

Something like a gasket, or just bolt it together?


I made sure the concrete is very flat and level, so not planned to put a gasket in between

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Working on the observatory part today, the raised observation dek is completed, height between the floor and the sliding roof is 2,1 meter now.

I've doubted between stairs and a slope and ended up with a combination at the flat part of the slope i have only 1,74m headroom, so the extra step up is for preventing future headaches 🤕.

I've also placed the door.







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got some things checked off :

the window between the cold and warm room is placed


Floor is done



Got 2 power supplies, 1 for the EQ6R-Pro and 1 that feeds the Pegasus Pocket powerbox



2 floorsockets


The mount is fitted to the lifting pier


tried my best to manage the cables



Next on the list is to finish the electrics.

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Some updates....

The Pocket Powerbox failed on me recently, after some troubleshooting i found that the power connector wasn't good, so i had it soldered off and soldered the cable leads directly on to the PCB


That wasn't the only problem unfortunately, i had an active 5 meter USB3 lead + a passive 3 and 1 meter lead running to the USB hub form my laptop in the warm room, but i was getting connection problems, so i've replaced the 5m + 3m  by a 10m powered active cable, had no issues since.

My Canon 750Da camera is upgraded by a ASI1600 and i'm using a ZWO OAG, so no more guidscope.


I did piggyback - mount my Canon for future wide field shots.

At the moment i'm still getting used to the ASI 1600 so didn't do much with the Canon yet.



The outside flooring is done (Vietnamese Blue Stone tiles 50x50cm), so no more dirty shoes in the observatory 😇




Finally, i've installed a small electric heater, as the nights are cooling down now, i can begin enjoying having a warm room.



I'm still waiting on my door and window (ordered since April 🤬 ) , and my lights





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The observatory is nearly finished !

Door and window were finally ready, placed the window past week and the door just now with some help. 

Lights are installed.

industrial closets were delivered this week.

last point to check off are some electrical details, and hanging up some foto’s and posters and some painting.


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48 minutes ago, Swoop1 said:

What is the building reflected in the door glass in the first photo? Looks like a border watch tower..... Getting ready to fend off us Brits after Brexit?

You can see it in the photos here:


This whole project looks so good.   Very impressive.


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6 hours ago, Swoop1 said:

I'm really liking the look of that!

What is the building reflected in the door glass in the first photo? Looks like a border watch tower..... Getting ready to fend off us Brits after Brexit?

Haha 😆 , no it's the kids' playhouse

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The observatory is finished for while now and i've made a short movie of the build ending with a tour.

PS, does anyone now if it's possible to change the title of this post ? I would like to change it into "finished"


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  • Bizibilder changed the title to Obsy building started ! (and now complete!)

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