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Bring on the dark skies. Installing a Pier.

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After almost 12 years of negotiating tripod legs in a cramped observatory, I felt that the time was right to make the step of getting a pier installed in the observatory. I commissioned Brian Brooks at Astroparts to build the pier. And what a fantastic job he made of it as well. pierinstalled1pierwrappedJust four drill holes and bolts later it was installed nicely into the dome and bubble levelled. That evening also gave me an hour of clear skies, so I also managed to get it all polar aligned that night. Now I’m all ready for the coming observing and imaging season which is almost upon us. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait too long to test it all out.

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