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Old 25-08-2017, 06:28 PM
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This is my Obsy!!!!

Nexdome 2.2 mtr..... i am so happy, it has a Bay on one side and protects a 10 inch f5 telescope on a NJP mount...... concrete pier isolated from the floor structure.....

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Old 07-09-2017, 05:32 PM
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Sky shed Pod.

Hi all,
My sky shed Pod finished with my CPC 800 HD deluxe.

Waiting on a pier to go in next.

David
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:40 PM
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Love it. It's even got a shrubbery ...
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:05 PM
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My new home......

Hi Guys....so here is a pic of the obsy.

Check out this link for a video of the roof opening and closing.....a work of beauty! (I can't take credit for it though) - https://youtu.be/IfTshNIecfI

In short -
- 9m x 6m shed
- Fully electric opening
- Concrete floor
- 6m x 3m insulated "control room"
- Located central Vic outside of light pollution 'dome' from Melb/Bendigo/other townships.
- Shortly I'll have the scope setup on a custom built pier

....looking forward to getting some images!
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:16 PM
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:23 PM
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I'm feeling pretty spoilt Col I must admit.....old Macedon Ranges Observatory site which I purchased late last year.
Has taken me 12 months but I've finally got around to getting this thing up and running. Also on site are 12 concrete (powered) observing sites.

One member on here mentioned the other day he didn't like it up here back when it was running as a public observatory....why you ask.....too hard to polar align because there were too many stars visible.

....it's a good issue to have!
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Old 24-09-2017, 07:23 PM
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Hi all,
My sky shed Pod finished with my CPC 800 HD deluxe.

Waiting on a pier to go in next.

David
oohhh nice Dave good to see your finally getting back into astronomy 😘😘 welcome back buddy
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Old 24-09-2017, 07:26 PM
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Hi Guys....so here is a pic of the obsy.

Check out this link for a video of the roof opening and closing.....a work of beauty! (I can't take credit for it though) - https://youtu.be/IfTshNIecfI

In short -
- 9m x 6m shed
- Fully electric opening
- Concrete floor
- 6m x 3m insulated "control room"
- Located central Vic outside of light pollution 'dome' from Melb/Bendigo/other townships.
- Shortly I'll have the scope setup on a custom built pier

....looking forward to getting some images!
Oohhh nice Jon nice size too 👍 Mines going to be 7m x5m
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Old 13-01-2018, 08:28 PM
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Hi all,
My sky shed Pod finished with my CPC 800 HD deluxe.

Waiting on a pier to go in next.

David
Some more photos of my observatory,

https://flickr.com/photos/160980344@...57667131714039

And some photos out of her !
https://flickr.com/photos/160980344@...57662502540617

Nothing like having an observatory
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:10 PM
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Hi Guys....so here is a pic of the obsy.

Check out this link for a video of the roof opening and closing.....a work of beauty! (I can't take credit for it though) - https://youtu.be/IfTshNIecfI

In short -
- 9m x 6m shed
- Fully electric opening
- Concrete floor
- 6m x 3m insulated "control room"
- Located central Vic outside of light pollution 'dome' from Melb/Bendigo/other townships.
- Shortly I'll have the scope setup on a custom built pier

....looking forward to getting some images!
Hey Jon I was just wondering what contraption did you use to open the electric roof?
Cheers jen
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:13 AM
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Hey Jon I was just wondering what contraption did you use to open the electric roof?
Cheers jen
Hey Jen, sorry for the late reply, missed the post!
It is the simplest of simple set ups. The roof rolls on 2 x rails, it is pulled back and forth by a 0.5hp electric motor which runs a continuous loop of stainless steel cable.....motor turns CW and it pulls the roof open, motor turns CCW and it pulls it closed in the opposite direction (via a pully).
The end section of roof is counterweighted and pulls up in to place as the roof closes via a lever that is pushed by the rolling roof.
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Old 16-04-2018, 12:52 PM
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Thanks Jon
My observatory is finally just starting woohoo I can't wait 😜😜🤗🤗👽👽🔭🔭
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