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#26 Rocky68d

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:11 PM

Must an observatory be permanent in order to have a name? Can I name my AstroGazer on a concrete pad that I plan on taking down for the winter and putting back up in the spring? :shrug:

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

Must an observatory be permanent in order to have a name? Can I name my AstroGazer on a concrete pad that I plan on taking down for the winter and putting back up in the spring? :shrug:



Absolutely. :jump:

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:03 PM

Yes, that's called a "portable observatory", of course, so you could called "(somename) Portable Observatory or, of course, just "( somename) Observatory.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

Angels Observatory (Named for my 2 precious angels I have)
Nazareth, PA
10'x10'ROR
10" LX200 Classic

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:11 AM

Hey!Any more Obs?

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:01 PM

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
20' x 12' roll off roof
Southern Wisconsin, USA

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 06:20 PM

The Observatory
Middlefield, Mass.
14' Dome with 6' x 10' warm room (under construction)

Michael

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:59 AM

Belmont Observatory located near Lake Anna, Spotsylvania, VA. It is named for the area I live in. It is a Technical Innovations PD10.

Belmont Observatory Clear Sky Clock

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

Beaglehaven Observatory in Northern Virginia near Leesburg.
We have had rescue beagles in our house since shortly after we were married (currently Clifford and Daisy), I can't imagine a home without our hounds...
12x12 BYO roll-off roof

Clear Skies,
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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

Brian, a very appropriate name! Thanks for your haven of rescued beagles! :bow:

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

"Beagle Scouts" :lol:

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

Bone Yard. Obvious moniker for my wonderful MDS and location to the best bomber squadron in the AF.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:50 PM

Kozmic Blues Observatory
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Note added: split run-off roof

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

What type is it?

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:00 PM

Brian, a very appropriate name! Thanks for your haven of rescued beagles! :bow:


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

Brian, a very appropriate name! Thanks for your haven of rescued beagles! :bow:

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Were they rescued from Needles, CA?
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:47 AM

The Observatory
Middlefield, Mass.
14' Dome with 6' x 10' warm room (under construction)

Michael


Michael
How are you building your dome?
Just curious!

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

I built the dome almost 25 years ago from gores cut from 0.025" aluminum, pop-riveted onto 1/8" aluminum strips. I framed the shutter opening with angle iron as well as making the base ring from same iron. Granted it lacks the fine craftsmanship of a commercial dome, but it works (after tracking down and sealing the leaks) and cost a fraction of a commercial dome.
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#44 Bart

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:12 PM

It's in the planning stage, but mine will be called The Viola Parsons Memorial Observatory. In honor of my deceased mother in law.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

Not the William Hershcel Telescope? In reference to your avatar :lol:

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:50 PM

No way. A list cannot provide information as to how to get to, and break into an obs.

You must name your obs. Naming an observatory is an essential part of the process. A name and dedication is not so ething old people do for nostalgia. Don't be a chronological snob, please.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:00 PM

I've started a list of names for my OBS that is under construction right now. The Hernia OBS would be appropriate yet not gonna do it.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:26 PM

No way. A list cannot provide information as to how to get to, and break into an obs.

You must name your obs. Naming an observatory is an essential part of the process. A name and dedication is not so ething old people do for nostalgia. Don't be a chronological snob, please.


People don't have to name their observatories; the "essential part of the process" is building it & then enjoying, with or without a name. Not naming their observatory does not make them a "chronological snob", nor should a member be called names, because they do not do as someone else wants them to do.

A list cannot provide information as to how to get to, and break into an obs.



Perhaps; however if people are reluctant to share information, we respect that!

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:28 PM

The Hernia OBS




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