Elements in Harmony IV

36”f4.5

If it’s up there…, it’s in here…

April, 2006 - May, 2007




Now it just needs to get over to the building and set up....



Lori and I drove it over to the Observatory and placed all other parts in there too.... It was snowing at this point in early May, 2007. The building is a Roll-Back-Building I designed and built that retreats 16 feet to the North, which takes all the heat of the building with it. Given the honeycomb mirror structure, cool-down is an hour.

In the Observatory.jpg

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It's nice to see it all here....



Quite a feat.jpg

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I built a custom hoist, eight feet high, that would clamp to the 11th step and the top plate of the ladder giving me a full 20 feet of lift. It had been calculated to lift more than the 75 pound secondary cage. This is not a flimsy scope that's a pain to collimate because of flexure. Actually, collimation for this scope has been spot on for over one year, since intial setup....



Custom Hoist.jpg

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Lift on one side of the ladder....



Lift on one side of the ladder.jpg

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Swing it around..., and set it onto the poles. This was the sweetest operating device I had created to set up the scope. It just dropped on the poles perfect....



Swing it around.jpg

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Done....



All done.jpg

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What a relief....



In Place.jpg

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