My Astro Photos
Carl Observatory temperature experiment Weather Station @ Hawkeye Observatory My lousy skies at Hawkeye Observatory H52
Astronomical League Member At Large
Black Hole Observatory
10'X16' ROR Observatory
Celestron 11" SCT
Celestron 8" SCT
Atlas 8" f4.9 Reflector
Orion Atlas EQ-G
A few REALLY good EP's
A few not so good
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
Enjoy the sky,
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX Lodestar
Lackawanna Astronomical Society
12.5" Home built F-4.8 Eq Newt. Lightholder Optics mirror 12'x12' roll-off roof observatory 6" Home built f-6 Newt. w/Dick Wessling mirror on CG-5 Eq. mount. 4.5" Orion Starblast My equipment philosophy... If it ain't broke, fix it anyway.
JMI NGT 12.5 SN21 coupla truck loads of other stuff WRS Observatory ROR
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
AP900GTO, AP1200GTO, DM6, Tak Epsilon 160, 12.5" F/3.8 AG Optical Newtonian, C9.25, 8" LX200GPS, 18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3, ES ED127mm CF, FS60C, SV80 FLI ML8300, QSI640WSG-8 SX Lodestars Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades www.doghouseastronomy.com
Celestron C9.25-S CG-5 mount Explore Scientific ED80 CG-4 Complete set of ES 82's Canon T1i LS60THa
Bob diagonally parked in a parallel universe...
Quote:My ROR has turnbuckles. It's withstood 70 mph gusts with no problem.
Bruce Vixen Visac VC200L AT65EDQ CGEM DX - hypertuned by Deep Space Products Atik 460EX mono w/EFW2 Astrodon Gen2 LRGB Astrodon 3nm Ha,OIII & SII Canon 500D (Gary Honis modified) Point Grey Chameleon (mono) Orion SSAG Ibuprofen Meadowlark Ridge Observatory http://www.flickr.com/photos/o...s/72157628590128971/
Quote:We have a set of fifteen observatories at our club. Most of us have some kind of tie downs. Mine are simple gate latches. When the roof is closed, I simply slide the latch into the hole drilled in the side beam. Never had a problem. There seem to be two kinds of answers in this thread. One is about the roof blowing off. The other is about it blowing open. As for blowing off, most of our observatories have nylon wheels running in some kind of C channel.(The wheel is captured both top and bottom. )So we have no blow off issues. However, if we do not properly secure our roofs, we have had them blow open in a strong desert wind. Alex