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#51 Don Rudny

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:48 AM

Here's mine in Hawaii. I'm new at this, so I hope this gets posted properly. I have a 12" concrete pier outside and a 10 x 12 room to house my equipment and controls. My Atlas mount is covered with a 24/7 cover and the telescopes are always brought in to the equipment room. Works pretty nicely.

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#52 GordonCopestake

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:24 AM

Don, Welcome to Cloudy Nights :)

Nice Observatory

#53 snommisbor

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:33 PM

Welcome Don, and very nice setup.

#54 FOUNTAIN1

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:12 AM

As some have already stated, I will echo that this is a cool thread. Now if only the satellite would pass over my house again then I could contribute! :grin:

#55 pstarr

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

Here is my 12'x12' roll off roof.

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#56 snommisbor

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:43 PM

I actually had my house taken on the day I had left my mount set up in the backyard. So you can see my table and mount. It was the only time I have ever left my mount up for the whole day to image a second night in a row. I always take it down. Finally moving and now searching for the house on a much bigger lot to put the observatory on. Woo Hoo :jump:
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#57 Midnight Dan

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 05:42 PM

Hey! Mine finally showed up on Google!

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... and here's my build thread: http://tinyurl.com/lvjqa9u

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:23 PM

I actually had my house taken on the day I had left my mount set up in the backyard. So you can see my table and mount. It was the only time I have ever left my mount up for the whole day to image a second night in a row. I always take it down. Finally moving and now searching for the house on a much bigger lot to put the observatory on. Woo Hoo :jump:
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Kind of like "Where's Waldo?" No idea which ones your house!

#59 snommisbor

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:16 PM

LOL it is the one right in the center. 2nd house from end on Falmer Ct. The house that takes up most of the lot with the small backyard. You can see the table and the mount on the bottom right corner of the house. Still crazy that that was the only day I have ever left my mount out. Of course I am no longer there. Plan on moving to a place with an acre lot this fall.

#60 S.D.Lights

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

Thinking of just using a large tarp over an old playpen 4ft off the ground. I have a meade lxd75 10". How would it handle heat and humidity? Have a bad back and cannot get help bringing it in every night but don't want to mess up the go-to brain.
Any help would be appreciated

#61 Midnight Dan

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:56 PM

Hi S.D. Lights,

This thread is about images of your observatory from space. You'll probably get more responses if you start a new post asking your question.

-Dan

#62 rimcrazy

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:03 AM

Google Maps finally updated their images.  My previous shot only had the tarp over it as the dome had not arrived.  Here is the Overgaard Outreach Observatory from space.  My "Warm Room" is on the upper left and my studio/garage is on the right.

 

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#63 ThomasT

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 09:44 AM

This is a really great thread, thanks to everyone who has shared thier Obs photos.



#64 Mike I. Jones

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:07 PM

Here's my backyard 16'x18' ROR.  Looks like it was taken Spring 2014 before we took the pool cover off for the summer.

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:10 PM

Here's my buddy's 16'x18' ROR out in West Texas.  He modeled his after mine but finished his first.  Retirement spare time!

Mike

 

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

Another buddy's 20'x20' ROR out in West Texas.

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#67 Mike I. Jones

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:17 PM

Here's the South Plains Astronomy Club observatory out at their dark sky site.  Yes, that's a 16' Ash Dome.  This photo was taken while they were building their ROR, which has since been finished.

Mike

 

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#68 Mike I. Jones

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:20 PM

Finally, here's the observatory at the Physics Bldg on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  This is a 16' Observadome, containing a 16" f/4.5/26 Newt/Cass I build as my alumni present to them.

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#69 Calypte

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 06:13 PM

Anza Gap Observatory (top), Anza, CA.

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#70 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:40 PM

Here you go. :lol:

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 12:22 AM

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Mine's a little more urban than most...


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#72 DeanS

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Posted Yesterday, 10:15 AM

And to think some people are getting paranoid of drones with cameras.  Seems like the google bird does a good job from way up there.








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