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gardenfish

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Post Wed May 09, 2018 1:15 pm

Re: Skyshed

Yes it is now in the 100°'s for good I think. Was 110° Sunday and looks to get close to there again today. Not much more done on the Skyshed but the new Hottub showed up today and is all hooked up and running. Great for the back and muscles after working. Going to get the AC going in the shed and dig for the pier base. Kind of :cool: to be able to dig in the air conditioned room and then go soak in the hottub :4:.

Taking my time and making sure everything is what I want and working right so there is no going back to fix or change things is a new way for me but it will be worth it in the end.
Takahashi TSA120 - SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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MikeM

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Post Thu May 10, 2018 10:01 am

Re: Skyshed

Sounds great, and yes a hotub is nice after working hard. I finally ordered a new top for mine - after 12 years the current on weighs about 500 pounds. Can barely lift it.
Clear Skies!
Mike

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gardenfish

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Post Sun May 13, 2018 11:08 am

Re: Skyshed

Dug for the pier base. I then made a 16"x 16" form for the pier and have placed so it is 12" above floor level for pier. I put the piertech2 on with the TSA120 to see how the height is. Fully extended it misses the ceiling peak by 1/2". I am going to try and open roof at night and see about locating a couple targets as is to see if the pier base height will be good or if it will need to be raised highr before I set rebar and pour the concrete.

I dug until I hit rock hard bottom in the hole. In this area it is about 13"deep. and the pier now is 12" above floor level so the pier base will be 25" deep. The bottom 6" will be 2'x 2' then the 19" high 16"x 16" form on top of the wider base. It will be done in one pour. I have 3/4" rebar that I will drive 3 more feet down in the hard ground and extend 20" up through the concrete. They will be driven in at angles to keep the pier from ever moving. I have 4"sq screen 1/4"thick to use in the concrete for strength.

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And a view from the patio standing by the other pier and looking through 1/2 the yard.

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Takahashi TSA120 - SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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MikeM

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Post Fri May 18, 2018 8:12 am

Re: Skyshed

That is an awesome setup - makes me jealous.
Clear Skies!
Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG
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gardenfish

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Post Sat May 19, 2018 3:12 pm

Re: Skyshed

Thanks Mike. Sometimes I wonder.......all this effort for a red/white zone.

I poured the pedestal base today. Opened the roof a bit to help it set and dry it out

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Takahashi TSA120 - SV70T
CEM60 - PierTech2 pier
QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory
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