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Old 15-10-2013, 11:24 PM
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Now ASIGN Observatory II is complete, I suppose I can put a picture or few up.
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Old 16-10-2013, 12:51 AM
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Now ASIGN Observatory II is complete, I suppose I can put a picture or few up.
Beautiful, very well done.

It take it from the internal pics that it's two story? but it doesn't look that tall/big from the outside? Tardis?
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Old 16-10-2013, 06:40 PM
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Brightsky Observatory III, almost complete, just waiting for the concrete now... (3 more sleeps...)
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Old 16-10-2013, 10:33 PM
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My little effort from last year . Running twelve months without the slightest
hickup , no spiders , moisture and very little dust I couldnt be happier
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Old 17-10-2013, 11:16 AM
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Beautiful, very well done.

It take it from the internal pics that it's two story? but it doesn't look that tall/big from the outside? Tardis?


Thank you sir! It's a little over 5 metres tall and 5 metres wide. That gives me enough room for a 2.4 ceiling downstairs with plenty of room for a solid observation deck above.
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Old 21-10-2013, 07:51 PM
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Wow mark and baz they look awsome well done if I had that double storey one I would never leave it hahaha
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Old 21-10-2013, 10:19 PM
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Wow mark and baz they look awsome well done if I had that double storey one I would never leave it hahaha
Thanks Jen! I do spend a lot of time in here. In fact I slept in here last night....
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Old 19-11-2013, 11:38 AM
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Old 19-11-2013, 01:32 PM
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A few years back I built this observatory as cheap as. Based around 2.4 x 1.2 x 12mm ply. IOW it's an 8ft square. Didn't like roll-offs and couldn't afford a dome so I designed my own. A parting gable roof that rotates 360. Some drawbacks: I used polycarb roofing which is good for flexible overlapping (never leaks) but admits too much heat, and I should have made the roof structure out of sq. steel tube. Otherwise it works great. Only takes seconds to open and close.
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Old 20-11-2013, 04:26 PM
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Keith that's a very clever design mate .

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Old 30-12-2014, 03:57 PM
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My 'chook shed' with the roll off roof. Been up for over 10 years now and surprisingly no problems. The pine fence palings are rubbish and warp terribly so there's a few gaps for the wind to get in. Rabbits have dug a little home underneath, there's been the odd rat and a couple of bats too so it sure aint vermin proof. I put some small alloy channel running the length of each side and each half of the roof sits on four plastic wheels with steel bearing inserts and it only requires a couple of fingers to open and close. Built on complete ignorance and very little carpentry skills but it works nicely for me. Pier is just four pine boards joined together, concreted in and filled with sand - pretty solid although there's some vibration if you kick it
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Old 30-12-2014, 05:07 PM
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Kept mine simple
Standard shed with roll off roof.
Just had some trees around it thinned out.
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Just completed 10'x10' a dream come true.

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Looks real good Geoff .. very tidy ..

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Old 21-02-2015, 12:42 PM
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My ROR is now at lock up stage

I finally got the door installed and can lock it up. Exterior is complete although I may add some solid side curtain boards at some point. The black plastic curtains have done a reasonable job so far but I'd like something a bit more professional looking. Working on the interior fitout now.

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http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...83#post1156583
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Sirrius business

What now seems like long ago I did this.
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Neat bit of kit there Peter, What size OS scope? I assume its OS...
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:05 AM
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Hi Josh, yes, it's an RC360. I got it about Aug 2011. Peter
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Old 25-08-2015, 11:28 AM
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Hi all,
So this is my diy backyard obsy.
Itís a standard type ROR with some nice features that fit nicely into the only space in our tine backyard.
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Somnium Observatory

below is my observatory, it has a ROR and is operated remotely to take advantage of the dark (and apparently cloudy) skies
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