Building an observatory, links of interest.
Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:04 PM
DOMINIQUE MONGRAIN QUEBEC CANADA DSNC@XITTEL.CA
Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:23 PM
absolutely sensational. Has got my building fetish going again.
Though I will only be building a 5 metre version
Posted 09 August 2008 - 02:04 AM
Brayebrook Home Page
This publication on the Brayebrook site might be of interest:
Designing & Constructing a Domed Astronomical Observatory
Being a detailed description of the design and construction methods of an aluminium alloy domed observatory intended for a large amateur equatorial telescope.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:00 PM
their are a lot of links their,
Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:55 PM
Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:28 AM
If that's the route you want to try, have a look at Building a small gazebo observatory this is the one that is in
Small Astronomical Observatories; Patrick Moore [editor]; Springer-Verlag 1996; chpt. 6 - ISBN 3-540-19913-6
Good luck with defeating the HOA nazis
Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:27 PM
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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:52 AM
I have gone thru this thread & edited out links that no longer work, & off topic posts. This should make it a little easier to navigate the thread.
My observatory in post #36 is now dead. It has been replaced with an observatory twice the size now with a new site documenting it's build.
Posted 17 November 2014 - 01:46 PM
I love your observatory. The workmanship is of the highest quality.
Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:33 PM
Our website, curiositypeak.us, has a slide show showing the stages of construction. Our
roll-off is very different from most. If you're interested in knowing more about it email or call us. Doug Sollosy
Posted 28 March 2015 - 09:03 AM
We finished building our 12x14ft. roll-off roof observatory last spring. It might be of
interest to people because of its somewhat unconventional roof design. Instead of using a
conventional heavy lumber frame, we put together trusses, using square aluminum tubing, held together by homemade aluminum gussets and pop rivets. Its covered by 3 foot sections of corrugated galvanized steel sheets. It rolls smoothly on just 4 4" castors. Because of the relatively light weight of the roof the wall construction is 2x4, rather than much more
expensive 2x6, making it overall a lot more economical. Total cost of the structure was
under $3000.00. To see a slide show of the construction and a video of the observatory being
opened, go to our website at curiositypeak.us. For any questions about its construction our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Yes, it was a bit of work, but definitely a labor
Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:40 AM
Our 'Snake Valley Observatory' is a 'Roll-Away' instead of a 'Roll-off-Roof' type, completely built by Club volunteers
This is a Photographic Journal of the total 6 month construction from start to finish
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