Climbing Stars Obs 4.2 Suburban skies
God's Guidance An Understanding Wife - PRICELESS!!
Lots of help from reading "Cloudy Nights" posts,
and Lots of Patience learned over time...
Sky Dancer Observatory Sky Chart
Quote:Very interested in this topic myself, I am about to convert an old 10 x 12 metal shed into an obs myself. Need to replace the roof panels and strengthen the walls with interior wood framing first. Considering making the observing floor 10 x 8 and having a 10 x 4 warm room. But may not do the warm room for now...I can easily add the interior wall to do that later if wanted. Have not made up my mind yet about this mod....I was planning on using another piece of metal to slip up under the edge of the roof panels and over the sides to overlap and cover the wood and a couple of inches of the walls but only because I already have the metal to do so...I thought about adding a rubber skirt between the wood and the overlap metal but don't know if I really need that.Could you post some more pics of your observatory - inside and out. I would like to see how you put it all together. Hope to start mine very shortly - within the next couple of weeks preferably.Was going to build a new one in the backyard but will build that one instead at a bortle 2 darksite property we just bought. (2 observatories for the price of one...SCORE!!!)
Quote:Have a look at the garage door gasket material that makes contact with the ground.
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Quote:There is also a version that consists of bristles like a paintbrush, only ten feet long. Keeps most stuff out, but is flexible and can move along existing wall. Alex
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.