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    Smile minimalist ROR structure



    After a small disaster with my portable awening last November or so, I decided to make something more robust to keep my gear out of the weather.

    I ended up making a 4x4 frame with a spilt roof 'ROR'. Cost goal was ~500.00 USD and I nearly made it.

    It's open sided and the roof 'square area' is about 8' x 8'.

    Enough to keep the weather off, and it's stayed put through several storms in the last few months. It has been my worst winter for imaging since I started 3 years ago. Sure is nice not to worry about having to bring the gear in, or having to re-PA the setup.
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    Default Scope protection

    What do you use to protect and cover your scope when not in use? Any special fabric?
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    Joe,

    I've tried several things so far, beach towel, uv coated nylon, light weight canvas. My neighbor is sewing some canvas into a sort of cover bag, it's just a dust cover with slats for breathing.

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