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#151 DAVID!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

I have to give a shout out to the folks in Fremont Michigan @ the Stephen F. Wessling Observatory http://www.sfwobservatory.org/ On 21 Jul 2012 these folks greeted us warm welcome to myself and my family, to include Sister-in-law and Nephew for our first Observatory visit Ever. Special thanks to Sherry, Stephen and two of the 4 Terry's for all their info.... Anyone in West Michigan, should go see their observatory, just 5 miles North of Fremont on Stone and Baseline road.

#152 David Pavlich

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

Going through this thread, I noticed two things; a lot of members that haven't been around for a while and that somehow, I missed it and never put my obs, Distant Thunder, in the thread. It was built by me and something I'll never do again; build an obs in the middle of July in SE Looziana. Just too hot. Anyway, this picture is from early December of 2009 when we had a VERY rare snow storm. We ended up with nearly 6" of snow. Yea, I know, you yanks laugh at 6" of snow (I'm from NE Ohio), but here, it's a near disaster.

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#153 LoveChina61

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

Here's a picture of my Phoenix observatory followed by a picture of my "guard dog" nestled up close to a nearby burro cactus.


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#154 RobertED

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:27 PM

Woah!!....nice doggie!, nice doggie!!! :bigshock:

#155 David Pavlich

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

I hear it tastes like chicken. :lol:

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#156 PhilCo126

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

Now here is a LIST of observatories :

http://www.astronomi...s-astronomiques

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#157 Calypte

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

I hear it tastes like chicken. :lol:

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Actually, it does!

#158 RobertED

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:46 PM

Here's my humble abode. It was used as a film warehouse in the 90s. At any one time there would be 1000s of 500 foot Kodak and Cinerex medical film rolls stored inside. Heavy insulation and air conditioning kept conditions right. The industry now uses CDs for imaging making this my Observatory base. Those steps on the front come up 9 feet covering the ground floor. Then the second floor has a 10 foot ceiling with an 8 foot floor on the third. The warm room is in the roofed in 4th. floor area with folding steps to the observatory. Let's just say moving a 14" LX200 GPS up all those steps (57) to the observatory is a ..... challenge. But it does make a nice platform.

I'm redoing the website right now and will post a link later. (Answered Joel below by PM).

The link will be www.Astro.Medical-Dynamics.net

Swweeeeeeett!!!



#159 space_eagle28

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:30 PM

Here's a picture of my SpaceEagle Observatory.

 

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#160 Dave Amendall

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:46 AM

Hi all, Anyone own an observatory manufactured by Home Observatories Ltd based in Dungannon Co Tyrone ?

Their website looks good. They do a 2.2 metre GRP Dome model evo4 black and white. Would be pleased to hear of any experiences of these as I am about to buy one. ?

 

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#161 MAURITS

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 11:50 AM

My observatory " Vista del Cielo ".

 

 

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#162 Am33r

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 05:39 PM

My Observatory:

 

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California

 

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#163 Octan

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:46 AM

This is my backyard retreat, Oh many a beer has been drunk in here.

I keep the trees down to 12 feet so they don't get in the way, I get fair dark skies looking south and shocking skies north 

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#164 Steven Aggas

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 05:36 PM

Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory

Overgaard, Arizona

A Roll-Back-Building (open doors, push button, entire building rolls back 16 feet (scope is 15 feet long)).

Fun stuff and construction of many things; http://www.darkskyobserving.com

 

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