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Sky at Night equatorial platform

Postby jooli.ash » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:51 pm

I am trying to build the equatorial platform as described in SaN Nov and Dec issues.
I'm reasonably competent at DIY but I'm struggling with the very brief instructions.
The Dec issue bonus content does not appear to have any additional photos as the magazine suggests (or techniques for alignment), and there is no overall inventory or description of all the pieces you have to make, just a set of drawings for the north and south sections.
Can anybody help?
Thanks, Julian
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Re: Sky at Night equatorial platform

Postby dave.b » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:16 am

Have you looked at the online bonus content?
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Re: Sky at Night equatorial platform

Postby jooli.ash » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:02 pm

yes, see sentence 3 - the online content does not have all the items the magazine claims it has.
I have emailed SaN magazine and got no response - all very disappointing :-(
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Re: Sky at Night equatorial platform

Postby dave.b » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:14 pm

Ah, sorry, missed the fact in your original post.
I agree that the magazine article send to fall week short of dealing with the most apparent complexity of making this mount! Given the online supplementary material also falls short all you can is do what you've done. Maybe try phoning then up too?
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