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#951 Steve Mckean

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:01 AM

[image]http://www.blue19.com/dome[/image]

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#952 Lord Beowulf

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

Very nice Steve. Quite elegant out there in that open lawn. BTW, the BBCode link requires [img] instead of [image]. A bit of a bug in the forum, although I think the latter used to work.

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#953 JohnH

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:01 AM

Here is a photo of where my observatory is located.

The U shaper structure is my raised garden bed and the shelter for the scope and mount is left and above that

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#954 Bob Myler

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

What is the de-focused stuff in the foreground?

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

What is the de-focused stuff in the foreground?


Those are branches and small shrubs located on the edge of the cliff where I took the photo from.

The house is near The Chief. http://en.wikipedia..../Stawamus_Chief

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:57 PM

I couldn't find a carpenter after the flood so I had to build it by myself.

The Lock and Dam #24 Personal Observatory - Clarksville Mo.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:06 AM

100 yards west of the Mississippi.

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#958 Douglas729

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:42 AM

Google Earth - I built the 8x8 deck add-on last year and bought the Homedome 6' in Ohio last week. Still, it took 7 days of hard work to rip out the old and add the new.

It helped that a 20' 4x4 came to rest in my front yard after the flood. That deck was only 12" above the river's crest of 34 ft. just 3 weeks ago.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:18 AM

Very nice job! It looks so well built in with the house & deck. I surely hope that the river doesn't rise higher in the future; that's scary! Nice that the river did leave you a gift, though! :waytogo:

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:02 PM

just curious......I don't see a pier beneath your observatory. Are you adding one at a later date? -Tim

I couldn't find a carpenter after the flood so I had to build it by myself.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

Good question. I would label this mount semi-permanent:

I currently have an outdoor carpeted deck, 3 urethane shock absorbers, a JMI Wheeley Bar portable mount with adjustable and locking bolts (mod) that stay centered in the convex shaped urethane pads then a Meade Standard Field Tripod holding an Atlas mount.

It can be quite steady most nights unless wind gusts kick in.

A pier would be best but will require a 3 ft foundation, 5 ft of concrete or steel pipe to get to the above flood level deck so I might be going 5-6 ft higher eventually.

Then there's the expense of a contractor doing it properly as in my experience if it's your first time, unknown variables prevail.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

Any trains lately?? :lol: Mike

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

Here's my Black Hole Observatory. I created a complete thread under that name that I will be posting pics of as I find the time.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:43 AM

It's hard to tell, but does your roof roll on three tracks?
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:17 AM

Looks like the center one is for opening/closing purposes, not a track(?).
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It's hard to tell, but does your roof roll on three tracks?
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:36 AM

No, the middle one is for future expansion. Ie. adding an automatic opener. It also provides some support for the front wall as the roof is rolled off. It is so heavy that before we added it the front wall would bow when rolling off due to the torque.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:35 PM

I "completed" this two years ago, an automated ROR observatory. I built, scavenged, re-purposed, etc. to do this on the cheap.

I've also written quite a bit about it on my site for my purposes (documentation) and to help others... www.stellarjourney.com

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:36 AM

Hello everyone, this is my personal Observatory - Yuhai Observatory;I come from Yulin, Guangxi, China, I am 31 years old.
Stainless steel skeleton production, housing aluminum skin packaging, laminated with insulation!
Dome full of DIY, own design, with the help of some friends in the finished diameter of 1.8 m, the active equipment: NEQ6pro + Canon 450D +60280 guider + QHY5 +150 F5 Newtonian reflector.
Full computer control, remote control, 3G network control, unattended!
Location: N22 ° 14'43 ", E109 ° 58'23"

http://www.cloudynig...5954166/page...
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#969 chaos0411

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:54 AM

A variety of powerful

#970 JoeT6571

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:10 AM

Here is a pic of Pebble Hill Observatory. Construction details are on a thread in this forum under the same name.

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#971 rick barnaby

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

Here is the start of my observatory, where I live the frost goes 4' I went 6' with footing for pier & I'm setting closed cell foam above footing . It will be 18x10 with a 8x10 warm room overlooking pier area. I will post more pics as I move forward with bldg.

#972 tim57064

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

Here is the start of my observatory, where I live the frost goes 4' I went 6' with footing for pier & I'm setting closed cell foam above footing . It will be 18x10 with a 8x10 warm room overlooking pier area. I will post more pics as I move forward with bldg.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

Roof top observatory in Indy

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:36 AM

Not finished but just got mine operational. :)




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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:40 AM

Another one......

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