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Started swapping out 11.5" OTA to 16" F4.5 Lightbridge OTA...


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I made the brackets and I've finally started fitting them and the OTA after removing the little 11.5".

I'll hopefully fit the mirror back in tomorrow, then fit poles and front section, then add counterbalance weights as I've had to move centre of mass back to stop collision.

Then if clear have a view tomorrow night and see how it guides & goto...






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Got mirror cleaned. Then thankfully stopped raining for a bit. Moved mount to other side of obsy so just fits - not ideal but can leave assembled. Fitted mirror, poles and upper section. Added some counterweights, imaging camera, ed80 guidescope and all balances nicely. Started to rain again before all cabled up, can't wait to test goto and guiding.


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