Bob's observatory move

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bhenderson50
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Bob's observatory move

Postby bhenderson50 » 16 Jul 2008, 13:26

Hi all,
as I said last evening, I am planning to move my observatory this Sunday, and I would be grateful for any help I can get. Weather permitting, I would hope to begin around 1300 on Sunday July 20th. My address is 13 Farmstead road Dalgety bay. If you pass the BP filling station on the left, turn right at the roundabout at the top of the hill, just before the sports centre. This leads on to Chandlers Rise. Take the second on the left, which is Farmstead Road, and proceed about 200m to the top. My house is on the right, opposite the farmhouse,large balcony along the front. My mobile number is 07790 315 967.
Beer and snacks will be available for helpers, the work should hopefully take around 4 hours in total, although I probably only need help for 2 hours max.
Thanks in anticipation,
Bob
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Alderney99
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Re: Bob's observatory move

Postby Alderney99 » 16 Jul 2008, 14:14

bhenderson50 wrote:...move my observatory this Sunday...1300 on Sunday July 20th. Bob


Bob, I'm just round the corner at 15 Chandlers Rise, so happy to muck in. :o

Could you use a borrow of any tools/equipment of any kind (spades/pick/spanners/screwdrivers/etc or even a barrow) on the day, or even need any physical help for any prep work before Sunday?

IainJ

Cosmic
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Observatory Move

Postby Cosmic » 16 Jul 2008, 14:29

Hi Bob
I will be around at 1300
cheers
Geoff
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

bhenderson50
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Postby bhenderson50 » 16 Jul 2008, 18:47

Thanks to all who have replied so far. I think the only thing I could do with borrowing is the use of a mains-powered drill. I have a rechargeable, but I don't think it's beefy enough for the job.
The plan is to demount the scope from the pier, then remove the pier and bring both down to the house. Then the observatory dome will be lifted off and moved down, after which the body of the observatory will be lifted [three people should be fine for this], and relocated on to the new base. Then rebuild the dome and scopes....................
Looking forward to it,
Bob
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Alderney99
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Postby Alderney99 » 16 Jul 2008, 23:53

Got a mains powered hammer drill (looks vaguely like a tommy-gun!), drum extension lead, and a Black & Decker battery job but its got reasonable oomph and two 12V swap-batteries and a fast-charger.

Those & anything else, just shout.

IJ

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Postby justanotherpete » 18 Jul 2008, 15:19

I have to make apologies, I wont be available on Sunday as Astrosource UK is hand delivering my new refractor. Hope everything goes well tho and that the weather is good.

Regards
Pete

pbholmes
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Postby pbholmes » 19 Jul 2008, 11:15

See you at 1 o'clock.

cazza
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Postby cazza » 21 Jul 2008, 18:16

Hi Bob, hope you managed to reassemble the observatory and telescope without too many problems and easily found all the bits and pieces.

Enjoyed everyones company and Bob please remember the project brief -photoshop and/or registax or airbrushing programmes to be used with any photographs with me in them! :D  

Cheers.

Cazza

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Observatory move

Postby Cosmic » 22 Jul 2008, 09:13

Cazza
Would that be the shot  of the twin moons Phobos and Deimos peeking over
the horizon??? hehehe  :D


Cosmic
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.


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