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Old 01-03-2010, 03:10 PM
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Post a pic of your Observatory!

Use this thread to post pics of your observatory!
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:24 PM
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Ok I'll go first. Completed last year with the help of my brother, it features a roll-over roof design to save garden space.

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Old 01-03-2010, 03:27 PM
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I'll update my link as needed

Construction can be seen here
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:17 PM
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Hi All,

I have posted a link to the photo albums section of my website where I have an album for images of my observatory plus albums for my peltier cooler and imaging setup.

http://trevsastronomy.webs.com/apps/photos/

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Old 01-03-2010, 04:38 PM
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Not so much an observatory as a shed + concrete slab + pier + wooden fence, but it does the job :-)

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Old 01-03-2010, 04:51 PM
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And we know what a great job it has done, too!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:54 PM
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:09 PM
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6x3 with 3x3 open half. Roll-off-roof.

http://www.rogergroom.com/items/ObservatoryImages_185
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:36 PM
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TenChain Hill Obs. Started life as a paddock shelter for horses. 5 x 4 metres - 2 piers and scopes, wireless networked. Those trees are not as close as this perspective makes them appear.

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:59 PM
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Pocklebonk Walls Observatory

Here's mine:

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/a...se.php?a=70413

Feel free to use the "Show more from this thread..." button to see the others.

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Old 01-03-2010, 07:48 PM
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the Doghouse Observatory

all the photos are here
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Very nice Dave. I thought i would never see this day.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:21 PM
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My Foam Dome: The JFB Observatory

Mine is a bit of an obscure but cheap alternative to the
mainstream. It's made of polystyrene foam triangles and is
a geodesic hemisphere. Copied from a brilliant DIY step by step
guide written by the designer Joe Garlitz. There are dozens
of Joe's design around the world now and quite a few in Australia.

Mine started out originally with a skin of a hybrid type of
papier-mache (don't laugh) , which lasted about 6 years then
I re-skinned it with a concrete render. It sits on a 3 ft colourbond
wall and the scope is fully remote controlled.
It has also moved sideways a few metres so I could build a pool!
Made in 2000 and survived quite a few wild storms so far

A few construction details here if anyone is interested:
http://jfbo.webs.com/observatory.htm
http://jfbo.webs.com/domeconstructionpage4.htm


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Old 01-03-2010, 08:43 PM
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My 3mx3m roll of roof observatory plus 16" scope on one of the four concrete pads for use by visiting Astronomers
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And what a lovely spot it is too Ron.
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Look, Ron has clear skies at his place!!
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Ron, what's that blue stuff in the upper part of the pic?
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:09 PM
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That is the normal scene at Cambroon the stuff that is pouring down from the sky at the moment is not the norm for Cambroon, but now and again the farmers need a top up of their dams
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Well here is mine, the whole thing rolls away.

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Great setup Leon,pretty cool
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