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24-01-2008, 07:00 AM
What is a good size for observatory I would like to build one but what size would I need to house my scope. I have Meade LXD 200 and I was thinking about 3m x 3m x 1.8 h .The roof flat or pitch roll off or open like a door .All Suggestion and plans welcome.
24-01-2008, 08:20 AM
This is a similar size to mine.:) 3m x2.4m x 1.5 h. I decided on a roll-off pitched roof for ease of construction (trusses) and caried on solid casters. I also have a seperate room for computers etc..
25-01-2008, 11:44 AM
I house my 14" in a 2m x 1.8m x 1.8m Garden shed (giant field tripod and all).
25-01-2008, 01:39 PM
My "in the process" of being built observatory will be 3m x 3m. Height yet to be determined but probably 1.85m so I don't hit my head on the door with a roll off pitched roof.
Hi Ian, my observatory is still in the planning stages and will be 5 x 3 roll off roof setup but only a 3 x 3 section will actually move.
The other part is normal roof covering my planned warm room, I haven't decided on the actual height so I'm guessing 1.8 to 2.0 metres.
25-01-2008, 03:00 PM
3m x 3m is probably the most popular size around the world (8' x 8' in the USA is most popular, only coz they talk in feet).
Not too huge but you can fit in their with your scope with room to move :thumbsup:
25-01-2008, 03:12 PM
And not to expensive. I've bought enough colourbond (admittedly 2nd hand) to clad and roof it for ~$250
25-01-2008, 03:41 PM
nbow would you fit 2 piers within a 3m shed on the diagonal? or is that pushing it far too much?
it will only ever really be me in the shed, but then i am the size of a shed.......maybe a 4.5 * 2.5?
10-02-2008, 07:04 AM
Ken wrote: "3m x 3m is probably the most popular size around the world (8' x 8' in the USA is most popular, only coz they talk in feet)."
"Not too huge but you can fit in their with your scope with room to move :thumbsup:"
Have to agree.... for your size scope, that would be the smallest. BUT if you have the $$$$ go as big as you can, YOU KNOW WHY!:rofl:
Large Group Scope &/or The new OZ Observatory plan [see post #35]
Clear Skies, Lance aka "abellhunter":hi:
...is Moving to the Southern Hemisphere any ideas, suggestions or
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