Re: Leaving as GTO mount outdoors
How are your town ordinances in regards to "art"? You might be
able to make a stable pier which "transforms" into a Telescope Mount
at night while looking like (IE) Miniature Lighthouse by day.
Amazing what a box made from plywood can be painted to resemble or
how easy Stucco sticks to Styrofoam and chicken wire.
At night, you unbuckle/remove the top that protects your "Thermo-
I'm NOT advocating you try to hoodwink or defraud. Some city
halls/HOA are notorious for denying projects that have unfamiliar
names in them. While a small shed in the front yard is unattractive,
a small garage isn't.
--- In ap-gto@..., "Morgan Spangle" <msfainc@...> wrote:
my choice is to leave the mount out in an area of the garden nextto
the driveway that I will wall off from view with a dense hedge.I'll
drop some footings in for the tripod feet (I use a Meade giantfield
tripod, very solid) and plant some kind of ground cover I can walkon
or grass. Run electric to it from the garage, make a path for adolly
to bring the computer and other equipment out (maybe even the OTA,not
sure whether I'll load it each time or leave it mounted and coveredsetup/breakdown,
like you've done the the Out Haus.did
goodyoucome up with? I have a C14 on mine so it would take a pretty
highsized barrel or drum...
intowindsand something flying in the air hit the OTA putting a dent
flyingeventhese newer padded bags would still sustain damage from a