Today Brian and Susan from Atlantic Photo Supply drove all the way from Halifax (3 hours) to deliver our telescope and help us set it up. Thank you both very much, it was much appreciated. I'm sure we will be seeing you again :)
I will be posting more setup pictures soon. Needless to say, this thing is heavy! 300lbs in 6 boxes. I'm not sure how they fit it all in the trunk. We set it up in the dome to make sure it would fit ok and to measure the required pier height for the machine shop. It is much too high standing on the tripod. We will be lowering it about a foot so most people will not have to stand on a step stool to view the stars.