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11-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Hi can some one point me to plans or info on building your own dome - presenltly my obs has a roll off roof but I am looking to put a dome on it this coming summer. Dome diameter 2.2 metres.
11-06-2010, 11:57 PM
There is a lot of relevant and useful info to be found on the internet, and a good starting place for me was Joe Garlitz's webpage:
Towards the bottom of the page are some very good links. Make sure that you check out the Desert Domes website too.
12-06-2010, 11:26 PM
There is a bit of info here.
13-06-2010, 08:09 PM
Geoff, I found a nice plywood plan a very nicely shaped dome, I can't find the site, but I have the files and images still, if you want them send me a PM with your email and I'll send you the files zipped.
14-06-2010, 02:53 PM
15-06-2010, 09:09 AM
Thanks to those that took the time to reply - any help is much appreciated. Originally I was going to buy a dome from the USA but recently I purchased a Mewlon 250 and that got me thinking - it cost over NZ$3,000 just for GST and freight -what I would have to spend just to get the dome here would go a long way to building it locally.
15-06-2010, 11:19 AM
I have found this book to be full of useful information. My copy came with a pdf of the original book on cd.
15-06-2010, 08:29 PM
You can also get it little bit cheaper from Bookdepository (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781852335724/More-Small-Astronomical-Observatories) .
16-06-2010, 11:04 AM
Ho Phil - PM sent with email address - thanks
16-06-2010, 11:06 AM
Thanks all - I have had a look at some of the examples and ideas - a plywood geodome looks like a real possibility at this stage.
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