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#26 Fish

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:19 PM

Of course, it works better with a picture ...

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#27 Strgzr

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:29 PM

Atop the garage in front of the blue covered boat.

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#29 Megabusa

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:16 PM

Here's my dot from space

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#30 Moabite

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:42 AM

In the middle of nowhere:

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#31 Raginar

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

Moabite, what's with the PT2 in a POD? :)

Karen, is your shed actually on top of your garage?!

I think the best part about this thread is the realization of what people have done to get an observatory... there are some awesome designs.


#32 Scott Busby

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

Here's mine from N. VA -- Belmont Observatory

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:10 AM

Here is mine - from the woefully murky orange-tinged night skies of Baltimore.
From the ground:

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#34 Digital Don

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:12 PM

And here is the world famous (or not) Mount Jennings Observatory!

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:08 AM

Raginar, it comes right thru the roof. The observatory floor is about 7' above the garage floor.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

The latest Google images of my area are just terrible but here's mine!

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#37 Raginar

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Healy, that's really cool. I like the garage/roof observatories.

Thanks!

#38 Hilmi

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:32 AM

The latest Google images of my area are just terrible but here's mine!


That's the reality distortion field. It is usually present in places where you find an iPhone. Steve Jobs created this new metaphysical phenomenon when making outlandish claims about how the case design on the iPhone 4 does not interfere with the signal strength. It has also been observed when approaching a black hole.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:27 PM

Clear Dark Skies
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#40 Scott Horstman

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:18 PM

The "HOC"

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#41 Midnight Dan

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

So how often do the satellite images get updated? Looks like images of my property are several years old on Google or Bing. Wondering how long I'll have to wait till my observatory shows up.
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:02 PM

WOW! Scott and Strgzr's images look like they were taken from a low altitude Cesna with a nice zoom lens! Those are from Google maps or something else?
Dan, it took 2 years before my obs showed up.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:58 PM

Here is my observatory

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#44 Scott Horstman

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:57 PM

WOW! Scott and Strgzr's images look like they were taken from a low altitude Cesna with a nice zoom lens! Those are from Google maps or something else?
Dan, it took 2 years before my obs showed up.



That was taken from a plane. Google imgage of our place is pretty lousy.

Home Snap or Realtor.com atcually have better images.

http://www.homesnap....11-Rodgers-Road

http://www.realtor.c...Lodi_OH_4425...

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

Hi Scott,

That's one heck of a mirror you have directly behind the house! :roflmao:

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:19 PM

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As you can see from Google Earth I'm sporting the new ROT (Roll Off Tarp) system on my observatory while I was waiting for my dome to be delivered. This is an old photo but perhaps in a year or two the sat will shoot a new pic and the real observatory can be seen. The house is just above the blue tarp observatory. Garage/Glass studio is on the right.

ROT's work ok but they don't track well at all, they don't really roll too well and the wind just tears them to pieces........ other than that they are great. :)

#47 Scott Horstman

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:18 AM

Hi Scott,

That's one heck of a mirror you have directly behind the house! :roflmao:

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:roflmao: That's for tracking space debris. We know where everything is that goes over our house down to the size of a golf ball. :grin:

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

Neat thread. Here is mine, just south of the house with an X on it. Beside it is my astro travel trailer for star parties. Pic is about 5 years old I think.

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#49 DeanS

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:53 PM

Here it is from a fly by.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:05 PM

Sweet!






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