Show your Obs...From Space!
Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:12 AM
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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
Kind of like "Where's Waldo?" No idea which ones your house!
Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:16 PM
Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:46 PM
Any help would be appreciated
Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:56 PM
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.
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.
Posted 30 September 2014 - 09:44 AM
This is a really great thread, thanks to everyone who has shared thier Obs photos.
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.
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!
Posted 25 October 2014 - 02:15 PM
Another buddy's 20'x20' ROR out in West Texas.
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.
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.
Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:40 PM
Here you go.
Edited by John Fitzgerald, 15 December 2014 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 19 December 2014 - 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.
Posted 16 March 2015 - 08:52 AM
Google finally did an update of my area. This now shows my barn just to the right of the observatory. And my "Algae farm" which is a constant battle.
Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:52 PM
So Google stole my thunder a bit since I was working on cleaning up the last construction debris around the observatory and planning to take some nice areal photos with my drone rather than posting the ones with all the junk. However, I noticed the flurry of posts of updated Google imagery and figured I'd go check mine. Sure enough, they came through in mid January and photographed my observatory and land. I can tell pretty precisely from all the cedar trees I'd cleared but the lack of chipping yet! Unfortunately the roof color doesn't show all that well, but otherwise it's about what I'd expect. So here's the observatory.
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And here's a wider shot showing acres of cedar laying on the ground.
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And finally a cropped areal view from the drone from about the same time period.
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I'll post a separate thread of drone shots when I have a chance to get nice open and closed pics.