CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
Quote:Lifting drywall overhead is not fun! Next time I have to do it I am buying a lift.
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote: Nice to have such a beautiful touch of nature in a building that, for most of us, is very utilitarian. -Dan
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Scopes - 10" Meade LX200, Coronado 90mm, Vixen ED103, Orion 80mm Guide Mount - AP1600GTO Std (Encoders.... someday) Cameras - Atik 320E, Atik 314L+, Atik Titan, Mallincam Xtreme X2, Skyris 274M, Orion StarShooter, Canon 7D Instruments - L200 Spectrometer (300,600,1200 gratings), SA100 Diffraction Filters - LRGB,OIII,SII,Ha; J/C UV,B,V,Ic,Rc Way too many computers....
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Quote:You have truly done an awesome amazing job. You should be very proud of what you have built!
12.5 " F5.6 Homemade Dob , mirror ground and figured by myself 10 " F4.0 LXD55 Meade 6" F8 Homemade Dob , mirror ground and figured by myself , Sears 60mm x 900mm Refractor
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals." . . . Ben Franklin
Garrett Optical 28x110HD Signature Series
Oberwerk 20x80 Standard
Garrett Optical 15x70WP-CF
Garrett Optical 10x50 Gemini
Bushnell 8x40 fitted w/solar filters
Celestron NexStar-11 GPS
SkyWatcher 120mm Equinox APO refractor
Quote:You're right ... looks good enough to live in! All you need now is a wide screen TV downstairs! -Dan
Celestron Super C8+ (deforked) Atlas EQ-G Mount Celestron Onyx 80mm ED F Canon T4i (unmodified)
Quote:I'm continually amazed at how you recycle wood, and make it a very beautiful addition to the observatory! Those tables absolutely fit in perfectly; along with your beautiful railing & stairs! Many years ago, a gentleman was selling large redwood slabs. I bought one, and when I moved out of town; put it on two stumps. Plywood in between for support and for securing with screws to the stumps. I applied a satin clear coat, and it is absolutely beautiful as my coffee table!Thanks mate!Kudos to the very kind gentleman that donated his time & expertise to complete the wiring!
Docent at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History