Okay we have domes, and wireless power switches and piers... I'm finding that I need LENS CAPS that I can open and close remotely. I see some available but the pricing for what they are seems ridiculous. How about designing something affordable?
I am almost finished building the pier for my 11" SCT with an equatorial mount and am considering a Nexdome before I place it permanently. I don't want the pier to be in the way of getting into the (possible) dome. In general, which direction should the pier be offset? Any other considerations besides site constraints?