I think it is clearing up!
Retired owner of Tectron Telescopes and retired editor of "Amateur Astronomy Magazine." Author of "The Modern Dobsonian" and "Starry Starry Nights"
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Quote:Now that the dome parts have been fit together, and all the ribs cut to the proper length and angles, the dome was taken apart and the pieces put back into the garage. Now the concrete pad is open so the walls can be built. On the bottom pressure treated 2x6s were cut to the proper radius, and then the wall top ring assembled so it can fit onto the top of the wall after the studs mounted. After the walls are finished and the wheels mounted, the dome will be reassembled again, this time on top of the walls.
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Quote:Aren't you suppose to build the dome around the scope? Sort of like a ship in a bottle.
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Quote:Hey Tom...I have a request. Do you have any pictures of your crew and you setting the dome section? I'd love to see it! David
Quote:Hi Tom...We have never met, but i would like to say that your project is absolutely FANTASTIC !!I am really looking forward to photos of your continued construction. Keep up the GOOD WORK !!!
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