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26-04-2010, 08:02 AM
Grand Opening on Saturday April 24- 2010.
For those of you who couldn't be there.
Here's a few piccys.
The pic with the latch also shows in the top right the thin Teflon pad on which this roof slides.
The Telescope is a Meade 80mm Apo F6 with a Canon 350 D
The shed is 4metres long and 2.4 metres wide. The roof slides off a bit more than half way giving a great sky and a covered work area.
We are delighted.
This post is also a follow up from an earlier post, Another Roll Off Roof for the Blue Mountains which I posted last year.
PS We recommend Miceli wine for important occasions such as Observatory Openings.
You will know from the first sip that you bought a great wine.
26-04-2010, 08:42 AM
That's fantastic Brett! The more the merrier. I love your hold downs. Where did you get them from?
26-04-2010, 08:48 AM
congratulations - looks a great setup
26-04-2010, 08:49 AM
Nice work there Brett.
Is that a wine cooler on the wall in the corner? :D
26-04-2010, 09:38 AM
Thankyou for noticing.
Transac have quite a few usefull bits and pieces.
Its best to phone Transac and describe what you want as their online catalog isn't up to date.
Thanks again, Brett
26-04-2010, 09:40 AM
Its for eyepieces though.
26-04-2010, 09:54 AM
Top Stuff Brett:) Long may you enjoy the fruits of your labour:thumbsup:
26-04-2010, 12:59 PM
Well done Brett - it looks fantastic, and a very stylish opening ceremony.
I too like the hold-down latches; I've been after that style of catch for my shutter.
27-04-2010, 09:27 PM
Great Work Brett & Frances
Looks really great.
Catch you soon
27-04-2010, 11:44 PM
congrats, looks great! Hope you get lots of fun use from it.
28-04-2010, 11:03 AM
Hi Frances and Brett,
I'm sorry I didn't get to see the bottle of plonk across the bows at the launching ceremony, but it looks like there was some left over, for medicinal purposes I presume!:rofl:
She looks a fine, well constructed craft and here's hoping you find what you are looking for... ;)
28-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Hi Francis and Brett, so this is what you've been up to! Looks really nice and comfy :clap:
Are you still hunting for supernovae?
28-04-2010, 01:47 PM
Nice one Brett. Great hold downs and a really comfy observatory. I hope you have many happy nights in it.
28-04-2010, 05:10 PM
Congratulations and best wishes
28-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Hi Steffen, Great to see you here.
The plan is to visually SN search in the yard with the big Dob. Its almost refigured, in fact its very close to right.
The Observatory is for wide field imaging of the southern skies looking for comets. And of course if i have a SN suspect then i can go into the shed and take an image.
Thanks for the comment and be great to see you soon,
Congratulations, it looks great.
I want a set of those hold downs too!
08-05-2010, 07:15 AM
I like the missus' T shirt "I love the night life"
absolutely appropriate for the occasion!
enjoy and rug up for those mountains nights
it'll get chilly!
11-08-2010, 12:43 AM
Hi Bret & Frances
I have not visited IIS much recently.
Spotted your observatory, love the opening ceremony.
Hope you bag a few comets and SN's, it would help if you acquire a cloud filter to beat the lousy weather we are experiencing..
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