Re: AP1200 on Permanent Pier sans Observatory
Yes, condensation is a issue. There are many approaches. I suggest
that you make the cover completely air tight on all sides and the
top. On the bottom, have it so that air can enter and exit, but
screened/filtered to keep out tiny insects, etc. Then, install any
small heat source (i.e. 25 light bulb). It works even better if you
install a small fan blowing the heated air over the device to be
protected and limit the amount of air that can enter the system. You
could also insulate the housing to get even more protection.
Also, you might try to negotiate an asthetic approach to a modest
observatory. Check out the Observatories Group
for some great ideas.
A 1200 on a permanent pier is a dream come true!
--- In ap-gto@..., "Jim S."
my new AP1200. But an observatory is out of the question with thethe
elements, even with something like the Telegizmo 356/24/7 cover.climate,
we can easily have >30deg swings between day and night, with theobservatory?
How do you protect it (and the pier), and how do you mitigateevery
stillnight just makes life sooo much easier and more enjoyable. I
Hopecan't believe I went for a year before learning that lesson.
pier-place where I had an Astro-Haven dome. But I would never go
wholeless. I have a Astro-Pier from LeSeur bolted to a few hundredpoundsof concrete in the one spot in my yard where I can see the