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#1 dmac730

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

I've seen pics on the internet of people using a cheap dome tent for use as an observatory but they never mention the manufacturer or model number. Can anyone recommend a good dome tent tall enough to be comfortable in?

#2 JJK

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

An alternative might be the Kendrick Observing tent.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

You might look at this one, made especially for astronomy.

Smart Astronomy Tent

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

I don't know of a "Cheap" version of these things.....Aren't most of them alterations (and expensive alterations) of standard designs.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

I've seen some people recommend hunting blinds for use with small scopes. Is that what you're looking for?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights. :)

I also have seen mentions of hunting blinds or dome tents being used. I think they would be a sort of do it yourself project...that is, height of opening, place to sit etc. I was looking at these options also. I also looked at the ready made, purpose built tents. I still don't have anything. My place of residence has a lot to do with it. Take a look at various tents available. They are numerous and come in every imaginable design, for going to Everest or for simply camping out in your backyard. Have fun in your search.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Hi I have just bought one of these to at least keep some of the wind and cold off me might also stop all the gear getting wet with condensation, I have made a wooden base to locate the ends of the legs in rather than use guy ropes etc
http://www.ebay.co.u...E-LIGHTWEIGH...


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

You might look at this one, made especially for astronomy.

Smart Astronomy Tent


The Kendrick tent is too. It also has an additional room that is not exposed to night sky, which is convenient for keeping warm(er), locating imaging computers, etc.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

I like your observing chair Gordon :ooo:

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:27 AM

Trouble is the neighbours now think we have installed a downstairs toilet in the garden lol

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I like those tents, unfortunatley, you put the word astronomy in front of tent and the price shoots up $300 bucks.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I use a hunting blind, that I cut the top out of it. It is great for keeping the cold wind off of me and any stray light out of my eyes. And it was not that much money.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

I like those tents, unfortunatley, you put the word astronomy in front of tent and the price shoots up $300 bucks.


Just trying to give ideas; perhaps you can buy a similiar tent at a "reasonable" price & remodle it like the "Astronomy tents".

Before I had my dobservatory; I looked at just about every tent on the internet, not finding something suitable for my needs; at that time the Smart Astronomy was not available, and the Kendrick was much too large for my deck.






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