mini-WASP pier extender fitted

Eric Kennedy of NTE Poole Ltd. brought over the all-Aluminium pier extender for the mini-WASP on Sunday.

Today (Tuesday) I have just spent all day completely disassembling the mini-WASP to fit the pier extender and then rebuilding the whole thing again – what a pain!

Several jobs to be done now:  1)  Need to redo the polar alignment.

2)  Need to carefully collimate both Sky 90s (this could take a LONG time!)

3)  Finally, get on with some imaging.

I am really glad I kept the Hyperstar rig going so at least I can continue to do imaging whilst I’m getting this mini-WASP rig sorted.

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