Portable Observatory options?
Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:33 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:04 AM
If you want something more substantial, but can still be easily disassembled for transport when you're stationed at a new location, you might consider the Skyshed POD. It takes an afternoon to assemble or disassemble, and can be transported in a pickup truck. Check the Gallery section on their website:
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:37 AM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:07 AM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:20 AM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:56 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:19 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:29 PM
Easy to build, transport and store.
Here's a link to "Links of Interest!" in the equipment section here on CN. There are a couple of posts/threads to check out.
Mine cost less than $8 per panel.
I used wood instead of PVC and bought tarps at Harbor Freight. They even have silver tarps on sale quite often.
I've also seen people use black or other dark color bed sheets to cover the frames instead of tarps.
Just a thought...
Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:20 PM
Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:06 AM
I found this site that makes light weight domes Here . Have to search that site alittle but they make different transparancy cover and one is a light blocker. Their domes can also be set up in a open arch form.
The StarBubble looks like an ideal portable setup. Thanks for the link.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:27 AM