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#51 DOM1950

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:04 PM

GOOD NEIGHT TO YOU IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE YOUR OBSERVATORIES PLANS IN THE PDF FORMAT
DOMINIQUE MONGRAIN QUEBEC CANADA DSNC@XITTEL.CA

#52 GrampianStars

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:23 PM

Hello Tom
:jump: absolutely sensational. Has got my building fetish going again.
Though I will only be building a 5 metre version
Congrats :bow:

#53 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:07 PM

"Headwater Observatory" in this forum.HW Obs link

#54 kiwisailor

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:16 AM

Vintage dome how-to, Yoke mounted Reflector moves with rotation of dome Observatory Plans Click on how to build an observatory to view the plan

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#55 kiwisailor

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 02:04 AM

Brayebrook Observatory Main Page
Brayebrook Home Page
This publication on the Brayebrook site might be of interest:
Designing & Constructing a Domed Astronomical Observatory
PDF here
Being a detailed description of the design and construction methods of an aluminium alloy domed observatory intended for a large amateur equatorial telescope.

#56 StarWrangler

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:00 PM

You can check put my Yahoo Observatory group,
their are a lot of links their,


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#57 kiwisailor

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:57 AM

The Design And Construction Of A Small Observatory-J.Ernest.G.Yalden
Interesting "how to" of yesteryear to be found here Scroll down the first page to to the button "send PDF" under the printing options header if you want to save the complete paper.

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#58 BigBadBrain

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:55 PM

I believe you may have found the way I can get around the covenants police! Disguise the dome as a gazebo! With the finial on top it hardly looks like an observatory. Make it out of the right stuff and it could be quite striking.

#59 kiwisailor

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 03:28 AM

Hi Brian

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 :grin:

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#60 BigBadBrain

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:27 PM

Thanks Steve. I like the dome but the gazebo probably has a greater chance of passing the architectural committee. I may start with the dome and if they reject it try the gazebo.

#61 RonM-1

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:28 PM

The new URL for the Flint Hill Observatory is:
http://www.wcc.net/~...tory/index.html

Thanks

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:43 PM

Some good information and issues to think about.

http://www.dfmengine...ory_design.html

#63 TexomaAU.Obs.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:49 AM

WOW JT, I just looked at you online pic of your set up.. You have got it going,,, I am in awe of your observatory! I bow to your work, GREAT JOB! I am in the process of setting up here in Texas and build dome kits. I am making a few jigs to make tubing radials and sheet metal patterns for cutouts for the dome roofing. hope to be done setting up by year end!

#64 totolesbaloches

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:40 PM

pic of my project

http://www.felopaul....onstruction.htm

#65 kiwisailor

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:17 PM

Interesting pier construction article from Frame Building News here

#66 TexomaAU.Obs.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:47 AM

Perfect! Awesome monolithic design, great detail!

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:52 AM

Excellent thread on heat prevention in observatories:

Heat Prevention in Observatories Test
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:18 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. :)






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