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the dome is operating after weeks of assembly. Setting it up, new pier, epic mount, pretty good optical tube, new rotator and ccd. Going to fiddle with software tonight, maybe play with alignment. Game on!!!

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Comment by Charles Dunlop on May 10, 2012 at 9:21am

thanks Conor, I'm still waiting to have clear skies. Fog looks ominious though, last two years it lasted six months. La Nina ocean currents cause colder water producing the fog, the water is warming up though so perhaps the fog will go away and la nina currents will stop which would be on schedule. Hoping so.

Comment by Conor on May 10, 2012 at 6:09am

Delighted to see it all came together so well, Charles. The best of clear skies to you man. I look forward to seeing what you produce with this beast of a setup!

Comment by Trevor Woodrow on May 5, 2012 at 10:47am

Where is the cot?

Comment by Charles Dunlop on May 5, 2012 at 8:30am

thanks guys. hopefully first light very soon.

Comment by Clas Gripenberg on May 2, 2012 at 2:55am

Charles, this looks very professional, congrats!

Comment by Dave Lane on May 1, 2012 at 12:32pm

Awesome setup Charles!

Comment by Charles Dunlop on April 30, 2012 at 3:16pm

no not even Russ. It's three feet high, think if it were 24 inches that'd be good.

Comment by Russ Ruggles on April 30, 2012 at 9:58am

You take 8" off that pier and you'll be laying on the floor.....

Comment by Charles Dunlop on April 28, 2012 at 8:11pm

Pier is 8 inches too high. Guy who built the pier didn't dig to specs, I'll have to trade my pier in for a shorter one, but no rush, this will be fine for now.

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