These pictures are great unfortunately I live outside nyc and my property doesn't have the room most of you seem to have.
Show your Obs...From Space!
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.
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!!!! Mike
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.
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.
Edited by Edd Weninger, 24 August 2015 - 11:54 AM.
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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.
Edited by AR6, 09 September 2015 - 03:21 PM.
Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:30 PM
Badger Hollow observatory, while still under construction (late April 2015).