Crow Haven Observatory - a small nested ROR design
Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:20 PM
Build an observatory and I really think you'll never regret it! One would be fantastic for your amazing APO (I enjoyed viewing your artworks also = beautiful and incredible!).
Wishing you Clear Skies!
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:50 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:43 AM
regards Gordon from a cloudy and damp Cornwall UK
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:54 AM
I'm also very familiar with cloudy/damp conditions, like you put up with over there -- another reason for the build being as it is to protect things from humidity and offer the most opportunities to observe whenever possible.
Regards to if you lived nearby...it would be great to have another observing enthusiast nearby to share this with!
Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:40 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:22 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:43 PM
Thanks for the replies and reading through this looooong thread!
It's been quiet at Crow Haven --- just rain rain rain (I should be "raincrow" here) since late fall. The views are great when the weather behaves. The hillside brush has been further removed up the hill behind the observatory leaving nice forest that can be walked through. Perhaps this summer more work around the outside of the observatory can get done and create a good spot for my dob too.
I got another moon globe recently -- this one is the new 12" S&T multi-colored topographic moon globe! I really like this one a lot as you get a real sense of the heights and depths of the features at a glance.
Clear Skies to all!
Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:47 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:56 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:11 PM
Here's the moon globe --
and two cats at Crow Haven (I'm the original owner of both)...
Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:16 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:53 PM
This hobby can consume you!
Absolutely, but what FUN, right!
P.S. On the subject of cars/fun -- I once had a 1951 MGTD I helped my dad work on...
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:26 PM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:04 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:08 AM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:59 PM
Here's the promised pic updates on further work to the obs property, clearing the brush and trees further back for fire protection and view improvement. I took these pics this a.m. when the sun peeked out for a brief time...a couple of deer showed up to browse. They get along well with our 3 goats which do a great job keeping the brush eaten wherever they can get to it.