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#1 shawnhar

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:01 AM

Here's mine, while not a "true" observatory, it does allow me to keep my gear set up and polar aligned.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

Cool!

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:43 PM

Sounds like fun. Mine looks to have been captured last fall.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

Even found it hiding behind a pole in Google Street View.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:16 PM

Here is an updated Google pic. The one it replaced had my roof open.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:41 PM

Here's my place. The sun dial is a 24X36' yard ornament. :) The red roof on the observatory makes it kind of hard to see....

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

Here is Pine Forest Observatory with the roof closed...

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:08 PM

...and with it opened...

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

This is a fun thread, I don't have an observatory but I am enjoying these photos very much. Keep 'em coming.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:15 PM

Here is the city observatory. The little white rectangle east of the house is the observatory. It is a 10X10 roll-off roof. Situated just down in the draw and has a great view of the city lights of Wenatchee!!

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

This is the dark sky site 30 minutes from the city house.

The platform is just below the solar panels in the meadow. It is a 12X12 platform with a flat "pier" for a DOB in the middle.

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:20 PM

This is a picture of the dark site with the observatory on the platform. I finally gave up fighting the snow and sold the observatory.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:56 AM

Google has yet to update their old low-res shots of my area, so the most you can see is the fuzzy blob that is the observatory as it was almost a decade ago.


Goin' down...

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...and there it is!

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Home, sweet home.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:10 AM

Here's my 8' Explora Dome.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:43 AM

These are awesome!
I love the diversity of the locations and catching your obs from street view was cool.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:25 PM

You can just make out my set up under my Orion Scope Cloak by the edge of the pool (yellow arrow, not a float in the pool!). The shadow of it actually shows up pretty well! I'm a bit surprised it didn't catch me imaging the sun! I must have been working! (work out of the house so I can keep my eye on things!) :grin:

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

How cool would that have been... "Here's a picture of me taking a picture of space, from space!"

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:31 PM

How cool would that have been... "Here's a picture of me taking a picture of space, from space!"


Better yet, if the satellite taking the picture had been transiting the sun, and I had taken a shot of that, I would have taken a picture of me taking a picture, of the satellite taking a picture of me...taking a picture. ( does it ever end?!?!) :confused:

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:56 PM

It has been 2 years since images were shot around my area.Next time though,should be able to see my observatory.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:03 AM

Mins is stuck near the house...
8 foot Exploradome on a 10x10 building..
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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:02 AM

My rectangular garage ROR observatory ... attached to my dome home! I think I got things mixed-up! ;)

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

skyguy,Love the looks of your Dome Home and especially your observatory. Too bad you couldn't have made the roof roll off a little further though huh? Does it block much of the sky? :waytogo:

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:43 AM

Here's my 8X8. Note the pine trees to the lower left corner. That's my southern exposure. :p

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

skyguy,Love the looks of your Dome Home and especially your observatory. Too bad you couldn't have made the roof roll off a little further though huh? Does it block much of the sky? :waytogo:


I can still view Polaris through the main scope ... so, all the northern circumpolar sky is available along with views to the East,South and West that are almost to the horizon. Having a hip roof on the observatory helps a lot in preserving a northern view over the more traditional gable roof found on most ROR observatories.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:36 PM

OK, here we go:

The Exploradome is easy to see, as is the house with white pickup at 11:00. The property is odd-shaped but includes all the lighter grassy area.

Yes, the observatory can be remotely controlled from the house.

No, this picture was not taken yesterday as the 2+ feet if snow us conspicuously absent!

Regards, Marc






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