New Dome Observatory Build
Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:56 AM
Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:05 AM
Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:31 PM
Could you show some more detail on the shutter mechanics?
Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:42 PM
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:59 PM
Telescope/Mount View One
Telescope/Mount View Two
Telescope/Mount View Three
Observatory Side View
Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:33 AM
Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:41 AM
Interested to see how you're automating the dome. How will you be rotating it and opening/closing the shutter? What type of shutter mechanism are you planning on using (cables/gears)?
Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:12 PM
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 03:40 PM
Well I have started phase two of the observatory. I am building an 8' x 12' warm room / control room. I thought I would get started because you never know what the weather is going to do.
Here are a couple of photos showing the floor frame and posts.
Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:47 AM
I admire your tenacity, the one project would have been more than enough for one year for most people! It all looks great. An excellent structure, and it looks like a good site with wonderful horizons, which I envy, the two main observing sites I use here are tree limited.
Are you pretty happy with everything thus far? Are the pier and dome performing as you expected?