Thread: [SOLD] Observatory
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Old 26-10-2013, 03:09 PM
cstocky (Chris)
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Just readvertising this at a reduced price. I ended up a little busy earlier on to push along with the sale process.

The observatory is a 2.65m fiberglass dome, with colorbond walls and galvanised steel frame (both dome and walls). The observatory is 2.4m x 2.4m, with one end having a lower extension (0.6m deep) to house a computer/table etc. making the observatory 3.0 x 2.4m overall. The walls are roughly 1.1m high. The walls, dome track support and dome are separable and designed for transport (the frame is welded with the sections bolted together).

Dome and track separate into 2 sections of 2.7m diameter.

2 off 3m x 1.2m
1 off 2.4m x 1.2m
1 off 2.4m x 0.9m
1 off 2.4m x 0.6m

The inside of the walls and dome are lined with black painted polystyrene foam insulation to reduce internal condensation.

The slit cover lifts on & off with wheels on either side of the lit cover to guide the cover to the top and to make it easier to move. The slit opening is 75cm (clear).

The dome rotates manually on 7 x v-belt pulleys. It is quite free to move using one of the several handles inside the dome.

The observatory is currently dismantled and can be shipped at buyer's expense.

This observatory has served me well for nearly 20 years and is in very good shape.

Asking $700 (plus shipping) (there is at least $2000 in material costs in the observatory). Open to offers.

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Last edited by cstocky; 19-11-2013 at 07:35 PM. Reason: SOld