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Re: pier placement question


Feb 13 8:43 AM

 


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#19108 Feb 13 8:43 AM

I plan to build a permanent pier on, or actually through, my deck. Question is

how much room minimum will I need to have between the pier and the deck

railings. Basically walking and observing room needed for adequate comfort.

The mount will hold the G11 with a TAK FSQ-106 along with a camera on the

business end of the OTA. I'll probably need to put a tray on the pier also for

the laptop and accessories.



Has anyone done this and can share your tips?



Thanks in advance,

Bob



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#19111 Feb 13 1:24 PM

Hi Bob,



Maybe this photo helps



tanchipa.ranchosietebohios.org/TanObser01.jpg

tanchipa.ranchosietebohios.org/TanObser02.jpg



The pier has a concrete base in 3 feet diameter and 2feet deep. It is

a 5feet high and 10" PVC pipe. Total weight about 1000kg ~

2200pounds. Around that another concrete base which does not touch

the pier for putting on the wooden plattform.



Here is the way I fixed my G11 on the PVC pipe



www.ranchosietebohios.org/astro/G11-setup.jpg



The diameter of the octagon has about 3meter ~ 9.9feet. The little

building at the left is the control center. There I put my laptop,

etc. and so I can freely walk around the telescope.



regards Rainer



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