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#76 onewondershow

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 01:27 AM

These pictures are great unfortunately I live outside nyc and my property doesn't have the room most of you seem to have.



#77 tim57064

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 10:34 AM

Well finally Google Earth was updated in my area so Here is what my Obs looks like from space.You can now clearly pick out the red hip roof building.

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#78 Crow Haven

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 01:18 PM

Here's mine -- Crow Haven Observatory...

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#79 woolbrig

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:23 AM

Here is a shot of my observatory as it was being built.  You can see the hole in the roof of the shop building.

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#80 mikey cee

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:21 PM

Bravo to you. Many would say no way Jose' on building it over a roof. I say do what ever it takes. When seeing is hot and humid soak the roof for 15-20 minutes with a garden hose!!!!   :waytogo:  :waytogo:  :waytogo:   Mike



#81 JMX14

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 12:47 PM

Here are a few pics. First one is the site on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces, NM. They have three observatories for student use. Got to use these back in the 90's now and again. 14" SCT's if I recall and great skies.

 

The other one is my future Ob location at my dark site in red. Plan to break ground this fall. The orange arrow indicates my existing rain catch. No water or power out there yet.

 

 

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#82 Edd Weninger

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 12:28 PM

Blackdog Observatory central Arizona located at 6,650' elevation.  About 50 miles east of the Discovery Channel Telescope.  The site analysis for the DCT demonstrated sub-arcsec seeing often.  I believe I have the same.

 

Cheers,

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#83 AR6

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 03:19 PM

This was taken May 19th, 2015 just after the 12'x12' deck was built, although it actually captured the mount, scope and observing chair, as well as their shadows.  I was apparently already set up that afternoon.

 

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I've laid a paving stone walk since then (you can see the shadow of the paving stones stacked at the front of the driveway), and painted the deck after letting the treated lumber weather for 6 weeks. (I also painted the other deck while I was at it.) 

 

The Sky Pod was ordered April 13 with an estimated 4 week delivery on the day it was ordered - but that was almost immediately extended to an 8 week delivery date.

 

We're in week 20 now and I'm still waiting. 

 

I called the shipper after I received the shipping notification a couple weeks ago and they indicated it was scheduled to arrive in Ohio from Canada on the 7th and should be broken down and arrive in NC on the 8th or 9th.

 

I called the shipper today to check on the progress, and they advised the shipment wasn't ready as planned and now isn't scheduled to leave Canada until September 14th.  So we're shooting for Friday September 18th for an arrival date here.  If it arrives, - and I've learned to always regard any quoted date involving a Sky Pod as a big giant "if" - it will be 21 weeks after it was ordered and a full three months later than even the revised 8 week delivery date.


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#84 wulfblat

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:30 PM

Badger Hollow observatory, while still under construction (late April 2015).

 

 

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#85 TL2101

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 01:58 AM

Google map never seems to update but I found a current aerial image on bing maps.

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#86 Midnight Dan

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 01:42 PM

Joe:

 

It just depends on when the latest updates occurred for your spot.  For me, I see my observatory in Google, but not in Bing.  The Bing images are older for my particular location.

 

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#87 Bowmoreman

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:10 PM

Mine is "dead center" in this view when you click on my CSC... it's to the east of the potage garden (with trellis) that is clearly visible...

 

off to the WNW by about 200 yards can be seen my neighbors (now empty - sniff) 16' dome... He moved with his Tak Mewlon300/AP1200 about 2 years ago and the new folks aren't astronomers... sigh...

 

Great thread!



#88 Dragon Man

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 12:24 PM

Here's mine, center of image. Way down the bottom of Australia   :)

Although it is on my own property it is also used as our Astronomy Association's clubrooms:

 

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and here it is from a photo taken today as we get near completing the project. It is a Roll-Away 10' x 10' shed:

 

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It is only a couple of weeks from completion  :waytogo:

The build can be followed: HERE

 

 


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#89 Dragon Man

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 12:50 PM

I went into Google Earth and used the date slider to go back to 2013 and found a better Aerial photo, so I marked things on it:  :)

 

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#90 5dave

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:21 PM

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#91 JHGIII

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:01 PM

Satellite finally made another imaging pass so I'm on the map !

 

Wide shot showing nearest cities

 

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Middle shot showing smaller towns

 

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Zoom showing observatory in the center. Smaller white roof slides to the right (East)

 

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Dark Sky Map

 

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#92 roscoe

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 12:20 PM

Blackdog Observatory central Arizona located at 6,650' elevation.  About 50 miles east of the Discovery Channel Telescope.  The site analysis for the DCT demonstrated sub-arcsec seeing often.  I believe I have the same.

 

Cheers,

 

Wow, must be tricky landing with that dogleg in the runway......

 

As a person with more like sub -archour seeing, I'm very envious!


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#93 MarvinTheMartin

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 10:55 AM

Here is my Observatory from Space. The first shot shows my very nice Southern view with 1000's of acres of farm land.  Second shot is my 10x18 building with attached 10' Technical innovations home dome. 

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#94 Am33r

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 05:37 PM

Observatory-X

 

I will add a picture from my Drone later, this one is from my iPhone Map App

 

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