Last updated: 30 June 2002
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 5:56:53 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Riccardo Cogliati) I'm a fan of your site (.....simply impressive!) and a fan of my ETX 125EC. I work as engineer and as many others I realised a special structure called "ETX-station" which is in the attached pictures. I really would like to receive your comments and suggestion, cause I think you're very objective and competent, and see my pictures on your site as a suggestion for others, if is possible. The main problems i tried to solve in this project are: -possibility to disassemble simply and move inside or outside home. -possibility to store inside home simply removing part of the base. -very stable positioning and quick setting. These are main specifications: -Main frame and base in galvanized metal tubular. -Rubber wheels. -Power connections and PVC cable conduit. -Electrical plate with transformer storage and cable's extensions. -Folding eyepieces holder with red leds. -Equatorial plate with gas stabilizers and inox pivot screw to control alignement. -Bubble leveler. -Service light. -Moon globe bracket mounted (with adjustable pivotting support and light inside). -IBM 770 PC with Meade Skychart, Starrynight and Moon map (custom made). -Ipaq palm PC with database, internet connections and others. -Autostar and ETX controller's supports. All the equipment can be assembled/disassembled in less than three minutes. As you can understand the develop of the project and manufacturig took more than six months. Now I'm satisfied and I thank you in advance for your time. Feel free to contact me for any request you might have. A lot of compliments for your wonderful site! Best regards. Riccardo Cogliati Comense ITALY
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