powerlord Posted January 10, 2022 Share Posted January 10, 2022 (edited) Hi chaps, so - I've got a 2.6m diameter paved circle that I do my imaging in. I can fit both my EQ6es and scopes in that. I'm fully automated with asiair, so I have been humming and hawing about a shed type build, but it doesn't make sense for me - it brings a whole heap of other issues like height of scopes to clear shed sides, which means piers, which means concrete, etc I think all I actually need is a secure waterproof 'shed' around my current location. My plan is to build this in Correx plastic sheet first (2mm ribbed sheeting). this will be pretty solid once assembled and will let me easily adjust, change and otherwise fiddle with it. The basic idea is a base 'A' which is a 1m high cylinder of correx, with an internal 'shelf' at the top of the cylinder around 2-3cm wide all around the inside (nylon pave edger). Base B is a second 1m high cylinder of correx, but with the internal shelf around 25cm into the base. Additionally, the top is pent, with a correct eliptical roof. the roof and base B and solidly and waterproofly connected. the internal shelf have magnets arranged around them. So basically the top B+roof just lift off and can be put on lawn for imaging. Then in morning, popped back on. It should be fully water resistant, decently wind resistant.. but of course, with the prototype correx, not exactly secure. Once I've sorted out the niggles, I do the same thing with think corregated galvanised steel sheeting. here's a mickey mouse animation showing the roof lifting off, along with roughly what it will look like in garden. Top of front highest bit of pent is enough to clear my mounts with scopes fitted in home position (tripods in lowest position which is where I used them from) Basically during the day it's gonna just look like a hot tub really. Assem3.mp4 Edited January 10, 2022 by powerlord Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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