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Well sad day, but sensible choice made I hope.
Pier unbolted and in the For Sale section.

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Just the glued in bolts to cut off over the weekend and trim down the cable duct top,
sadly some hard graft now wasted, but rest assured the pad will not now sink 😀,
if it does Southern England will be in trouble!

 

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Power up and running to a double waterproof socket. LED dimmable spot at recommended by others temporary fitted to trial and ascertain best location. Inaugural observing with Dob for a short sess

Well the final bolt down and first light, albeit WL and a blank disc in poor seeing 😁 Biggest delay today was finding an M10 nut in my vast collection of M6 and M8 nuts! Clearly the

Well materials ordered, now number 150 in the delivery queue, so Thursday 30th latest. Wood, Ballast, Cement etc. Oh and the duct arrived a week earlier than stated, Mrs W. Has not seen it yet.  🤞

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To blend the Observing Area and 'Khazi' more with the garden, it has gone green.
Shame the garden has gone brown of course!

The garden fence is slowly being treated with green as well.
All blends well with the shrubs and trees.

And of course I have upped my 'Green' credentials too 😉

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47 minutes ago, Alan White said:

To blend the Observing Area and 'Khazi' more with the garden, it has gone green.
Shame the garden has gone brown of course!

The garden fence is slowly being treated with green as well.
All blends well with the shrubs and trees.

And of course I have upped my 'Green' credentials too 😉

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That looks incognito now Alan and blends in with the garden nicely. 

My wife has recently requested that I paint my white pillar mount green to blend in with the garden, that was a possibility with the Green GP on it  but seems wrong now it's got a white GPD2 mount attached to it.

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24 minutes ago, AdeKing said:

That looks incognito now Alan and blends in with the garden nicely. 

My wife has recently requested that I paint my white pillar mount green to blend in with the garden, that was a possibility with the Green GP on it  but seems wrong now it's got a white GPD2 mount attached to it.

Green cover over the mount Ade?

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32 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Green cover over the mount Ade?

Actually I do have a green cover on it already, its apparently the three white legs sticking out from underneath the cover that she finds offensive.

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26 minutes ago, AdeKing said:

Actually I do have a green cover on it already, its apparently the three white legs sticking out from underneath the cover that she finds offensive.

You obviously don’t tan well 😂

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The new dangerous sport for 2020?

Extreme observing spot landscaping under duress. :grin:

Mine likes my two storey, 10' green dome on top of a 15' tall octagon [with veranda]. :thumbsup:

So there! :p
 

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,Well, as these things go another change has taken place, perhaps what I should have done at the start!

The shelves all removed from the 'Khazi' and its now a mini-shed for the Dob and Tripod and Mount.
Driven by a year long project with the builders in at home, I needed to have access to the scopes and kit, clean and dust free.
For Jan and Feb, they have been wrapped away and no access to scopes, which was not tenable for a whole year or more.

So the Khazi is less toilet and more shed going forwards, for now, but as someone hinted at the start, it might grow more walls and a roof one day,
but that is more than a local managment convinving job as we sit in Green Belt amd might require permission.

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As it now is:

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Well done Alan, looks like the mini shed was made to measure, did you remove the loo roll 😁
 

You have strong looking dust caps each end of the Dob, more substantial than the shower caps I use, where did you get them please ?

Cheers from Ed.

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Well done Alan, looks like the mini shed was made to measure, did you remove the loo roll 😁
 

You have strong looking dust caps each end of the Dob, more substantial than the shower caps I use, where did you get them please ?

Cheers from Ed.

Ed, thanks, yes indeed it was sized to possibly do this duty when it was built last year.

The caps are from the chap in Russia, Roman Backay at R-Sky, same maker of the Monks Hoods
https://r-sky.org/en/


As to the Loo Roll, its behind the Dob 😉 I still have a flush of sucess with this project!

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2 hours ago, Swoop1 said:

Is the kahzi deep enough for hinged shelves that you can flap down when using the area?

Sadly not quite, miss measured when built by a 25mm!  
But where there is a will..... 
Thanks for the sugestion, food for thought.

 

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12 hours ago, Alan White said:

Ed, thanks, yes indeed it was sized to possibly do this duty when it was built last year.

The caps are from the chap in Russia, Roman Backay at R-Sky, same maker of the Monks Hoods
https://r-sky.org/en/


As to the Loo Roll, its behind the Dob 😉 I still have a flush of sucess with this project!

Don’t forget to put the lid down when you’re through, Alan.

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