Building an observatory, links of interest.
Posted 25 September 2005 - 12:34 AM
Posted 25 September 2005 - 03:36 AM
I don't have detailed info as of yet but here is a
pictorial of my observatory.
Edited by Joe C, 21 September 2014 - 06:24 PM.
Broken link removed.
Posted 25 September 2005 - 04:30 AM
Certainly the 7-ton pier thread on this very forum was one of my favorites.
Doc G has a nice page on design considerations (including a very good dome vs. roll-off-roof discussion):
Posted 25 September 2005 - 12:07 PM
I have a bunch of pictures from building my "starlight trap", have a look:
The text is unfortunately in german, I will try someday to translate it in english...maybe
greetings and cs from Bavaria
Posted 26 October 2005 - 01:37 AM
Many of us have to travel to find dark skies.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:49 AM
Here is some info on Dan Waid’s contruction of his mobile observatory:
This one is just a mobile control room. It is nicely done. Very professional setup:
Info but the pictures don’t display:
Mobile Observatory service:
Not a lot of info but this puppy is the one I want!! I bet it is a bit pricey though:
Not a new idea, these guys did it back in 1963!:
Another mobile observatory service (education):
This one only has a picture of an ambulance converted into a mobile observatory
Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:52 PM
Posted 04 November 2005 - 06:31 PM
The 'one piece' units appealed to me from the start as there is no chance of a leak in bad weather and we do understand bad weather here in the UK! Once the base was completed, assembly of the dome was very straightforward.
Thanks for the welcome.
Posted 20 May 2006 - 03:46 PM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 03:13 PM
Ok, I'm ready for all the "this guy is an idiot" cracks - bring 'em on!!
Posted 02 September 2006 - 09:58 AM
You may find the free plans and photos of observatories from these links useful:
And there is my own website but some of the pages still need to be uploaded. I am working on this new website constantly: http://homepage.ntlw....com/sg.waters/
There is plenty there to keep you going for quite a while!