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Last month, John Izzo reported on his recently finished equatorial platform project.

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John Izzo wrote:
Hi All,

I just like to report that I recently finished an equatorial platform for my home-made 16" truss dobsonian, with the help of Mark Justice and Rod Brackenridge fellow members of the Astronomical Society of Victoria (Instrument Making Section). Last week, I used the first time the Argo Navis in conjunction with the platform. Following the AN manual instruction it worked like a charm. I was ready for all sort of trouble but it worked perfectly from the start. I'm very happy. Now for the weather...

Cheers,

John

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John Izzo
Stella Observatory
Macedon, Victoria
Australia
144:34:13 E - 37:25:09 S


It was so good to see that it is worth posting again including with attached photos.
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Gary Kopff
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Hi,

First message on this new forum.
Nice dobsonian on its EQ platform.
Here is mine also on its home made EQ platform.

Michel
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moebius9 wrote:Hi,

First message on this new forum.
Nice dobsonian on its EQ platform.
Here is mine also on its home made EQ platform.

Michel


Welcome Michel and thank you for the fantastic photo of a great looking telescope in such a beautiful setting!

I would be interested to know the altitude of that observing site.

Gary Kopff
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Wildcard Innovations Pty. Ltd.
20 Kilmory Place
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moebius9

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Hi Gary,

2500m, 2 hours from Nice, the best sky in France !!

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wildcard

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moebius9 wrote:Hi Gary,

2500m, 2 hours from Nice, the best sky in France !!


The best of both worlds! Close to the sea and to the mountains.

Gary Kopff
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Wildcard Innovations Pty. Ltd.
20 Kilmory Place, Mount Kuring-Gai
NSW. 2080. Australia
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