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#1 Rick Needham

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 04:40 AM

Heck...all the other forums are "doin' it". Post a pic. of your reflector...post a pic. of your refractor...post a pic. of your mount :blah: :blah: :blah: :grin:

Have an observatory? Used to have an observatory? Have a mobile observatory? Used to have a mobile observatory? Does it have a dome? Does it have a roll-off roof? Did you convert a plastic storage shed into an observatory? Why not post a picture or two then? Come on! If you've never posted a picture of your observatory here in the Observatories Forum, and you have one, now's the time to show everyone what you've got :cool: :jump: (Buyers of an Explora-Dome will be granted a 6 months "Grace Period"...myself included) :grin:
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 06:13 AM

The Observalavatory!

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 06:12 PM

heres mine!

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:07 PM

Heres a link with alot of my shyshed http://www.cloudynig...art=&PHPSESSID=

Here are a few pictures

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:07 PM

Here's my somewhat-cluttered dormer observatory (above the pole barn).

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#6 Rick Needham

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:22 AM

These are all fine looking observatories (and observalavatories) for sure :flower: :love: Thank you :applause: :applause: :waytogo:

I KNOW there must be more out there :hmmmm:
I'll keep :watching: for more!

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:05 AM

Stargate 4173 at Grimaldi Tower

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:06 AM

... and one other I like

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:40 AM

Hi - this is me and my homebuilt domes 1975 todate :jump:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:23 PM

Winter:

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:25 PM

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 02:55 AM

My modest but comfy little refuge from earthly reality ;) :

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 04:45 AM

Mardi --

Love the black & white Unitron look. The whole place has a sort of art-deco feel. (You should put up a big poster of the Chrysler building somewhere inside.)

Cheers,
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 07:18 AM

Can you post a few details about the building proper? The roof design looks very interesting.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 10:03 AM

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:52 AM

Can you post a few details about the building proper? The roof design looks very interesting.
Hubert


Here you go. :)


Jeff, :lol: art deco..ok. Dunno abt the Chrysler building, I just have a portrait of Copernicus hanging in there now... ;)
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 03:41 PM

An ok one of my current 17.5" setup at the observatory.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 05:16 PM

Mardi,
Love your website and refuge. Been contemplating interior colors myself and I like your white "treatment". Everything has that proper astro feel to it ;)

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 05:30 PM

Mardi -- the entire of your observatory is just beautiful! I love the black/white thing. The color of the cart, the frames of the frames of the photos, the focusers and mounting rings set in all of that white. I love it.

What material is covering the floor?

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 06:35 PM

Michael, Pat, thanks for the kind words! :)

I thought about doing the interior in a dark color but decided it would be unnecessarily oppressive-- especially considering I am mostly a bright object observer by choice as well as necessity anyway. White is definately a cheeerier color!

The floor is finished with glossy vinyl tile. The local dollar store had 3packs for $1 each so the whole floor only cost me 40$ to finish. :grin:

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 06:58 PM

Vinyl tile....that chair obviously glides right over it. :)

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 06:36 PM

Mardi:
I have been looking at various homebuilt observatories for several weeks, now, and I have to say that is one of the most innovative designs I've seen. I might shamelessly steal it!
Thanks for the additional info,
Hubert

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 06:54 PM

February 2006.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:02 PM

OMG! :bigshock: Look at all that snow! :snowedin: :step:


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