Every imaging session starts with me carrying my CGX mount and tripod out of the garage, putting on the counterweights, fixing the telescope onto the mount, laying out the 12 volt and USB cables and connecting everything together. Then checking the polar alignment and the collimation. This takes at least 40 minutes and at the end of the session, in the early hours of the morning, everything has to be disconnected, dismantled and put away. The time is coming and it's probably not that far away when I will need to separate the mount from the tripod in order to lift them!

So it's time to build a permanent setup. After a lot of research I have decided to build a back garden Roll off Roof Observatory. 

The links below go to the stages of construction.