A-P 130GT 8" EDGE HD AVX AP Wood Tripod
Quote:Looks like the name is available. It's been associated with someone named Tucker Arneson in the past, last active in 2007.http://www.whoisentry.com/available/clearskiesinc.com
Quote:You could contact the township where the business was located, less than 3,000 people, they may know what is the status of the company.http://almonttownship.org/
Turtle Creek Observatory Joe 12" LX200R MallinCam Hyper Plus Color 10' HomeDome Automated with LesveDome
Quote:Google "boyd observatories". Looks like the same system to me.
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:Looks like a very nice observatory! I have a skyshed POD on order, but would have given this a look if I knew it existed ... depending on the price of course.
Quote:Hi Tim,There are lots of observatory options out there that would seem to be on much firmer footing than this. I wonder what's caught your eye about this one?Regards,Steve
Quote:I've owned one for over 6 years now. Very happy with it- I think it's one of the better looking domes available, but I'm probably biased. Just 2 downsides: 1) Snow/ice mess with the dome rotation pretty badly because unlike some of the other options dome area allows snow build-up. I've solved that problem with a gutter heater rope. 2) The site says that automated dome rotation coming soon, but that hasn't changed since I've owned the dome and I don't think it's in the works.Here is a link of pictures when I moved the dome from my country location to my back yard.
Quote:It was always very difficult to get in touch with the Clear Skys folks- even when I had a fat check to send them . I forget the name of the person in charge- he personally drove my dome down from Michigan- very nice guy. As I recall there was a relationship between the 2, but the Clear Skys dome is slightly different from the Boyd as you can see in the pictures. I don't know if they're still in business, though. The last time I tried to reach them was 4-5 years ago.