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This is one I like as it is quite close to Polaris and so I don't have to worry about moving the dome or to lift it on to the POD table.

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Dave

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I am fully in favour of lazy astronomy. 

Regards Andrew

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On 29/03/2020 at 11:54, andrew s said:

I am fully in favour of lazy astronomy. 

Regards Andrew

It's worse than that really. Having opened the dome in the right direction, I control everything from indoors in the warm. While it is imaging I can be eating a meal, watching TV or having a whisky !!

It can go wrong as it did last week, one of the two wasted nights, when I fell asleep for two hours to find that the scope must have hit the mount and had done its own meridian flip.  I didn't realise it could do that!!

Dave

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@Dave Smith I use CCDAutopilot to run my sessions  in Castillejar.  10 mins max to set up. Even if the roof does not open it can run safely all night as the roof clear the telescope wherever it's pointing.

Can you automate your dome?

Regards Andrew 

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6 minutes ago, andrew s said:

@Dave Smith

Can you automate your dome?

Regards Andrew 

Unfortunately not.

Dave

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