So I decided to use my 3D hobby to create some observatory concept renders. Modeled and rendered my scope (Orion 190mm Mak-Newt) and mount (iOptron iEQ45) on a concrete pier. Modeled and rendered in Luxology's Modo. Didn't spend a lot of time on the textures but everything is to scale.
So I built several versions of how a shed might fit around it and then open up. One was just flipping the whole thing over, another was just rolling it out of the way. You can see them here: http://www.the3dwiza...id-observato...
The one I am leaning towards I call the flip top. Would have to cut the building in half and place hinges on the back. Figure I could put latches on the side when it is closed. I believe lifting the top slightly in the front would allow one to take the doors off then flip the top back. This would allow me to store items like a battery on the floor. One issue is I would have to seal the cut edges somehow. Also thought I would put strips of wood on the inside bottom edge of the top half to help align the halves when they are together.
Thoughts or feedback welcome.