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17-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Just thought I would add some pics of my roll off roof obs. I hope you all enjoy and perhaps get an idea for your own obs. For a blow by blow look at the construction follow this link to MAS forum.
17-01-2011, 06:41 PM
I've been following your progress :thumbsup:
Well done :)
17-01-2011, 09:04 PM
:hi:Shane, A great use of recycled Material:D
Well Done, it looks great:thumbsup:
17-01-2011, 10:31 PM
Fantastic work Shane!
As requested, I've added you to the "Other Observatories (http://www.asignobservatory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=27)" page.
17-01-2011, 10:53 PM
nothing like just gong out and opening up
17-01-2011, 11:00 PM
Right you are David, life is and will be so much easier now.
Thanks for the compliments gentlemen.:thumbsup::D
I like the style Shane, very Australiana.
18-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Thanks Ric, it still needs a couple of finishing touches; like a coat of paint on the outside, probably white to reflect the sun, and a more permanent power setup instead of running an extension lead from the shed; but it is basically done.:thanx:
18-01-2011, 03:55 PM
This is a repeat of the post I made on MAS.
Just another couple of pics. The only things needing doing now are a paint job on the outside, finishing touches to the carpet in the scope room and a more permanent power supply. Not sure when I will get around to painting the outside, if ever but if I do I will post that as a final pic to this thread.
Thanks to everyone for the comments and encouragement.
Its a credit to you Shane. Just shows what a great little obs you can have without spending a mint :thumbsup:
18-01-2011, 09:11 PM
Thanks Rob, just off the top of my head the cost was somewhere around a grand to build, not including time.
21-01-2011, 06:40 AM
well done mate!
21-01-2011, 10:39 AM
Very Nice Shane ..... Just 1 question....Being a '' TIN SHED " design, corrugated iron etc ... wouldn't it get rather hot and stuffy... particularly in the summer months .... and the effect on your scope in such high temp's inside the shed.
I think it's a great piece of work ...but temperature issues might concern me.
Good Job anyway.........:thumbsup:
22-01-2011, 12:31 AM
Hi Colin, the temps inside are a little high in the scope room but I cover the scope with a solar blanket which helps and allow plenty of time for cool down before use. The warm/cool room is insulated so its much more comfortable. I also intend to paint the outside white to aid in reflecting the sun.
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