Indiana for two more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
"Starman" Dan Doyle
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
Central Texas Astronomical Society
8" LX200GPS w/ST80 guidescope, Canon 350D+DSI Pro
150mm f/8 Sky Watcher Refractor
10" f/4.5 Homemade Dob RV-6 Criterion Dynascope http://www.darcstarobservatory.webs.com
Enjoy the sky,
Quote:First, allow us to welcome you from a CN "lurker", to a CN poster that has all of us drooling! What a truly beautiful observatory! I absolutely love the porch; one would never know that it's an observatory. The latticework really adds so much beauty to it, and the bonus; extra storage!We'd love to take a look inside this beauty, when you have time to post additional pictures!
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO Orion 100ED Orion 90mm Achro Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO Orion ST80 Celestron SP-C6 Newt Orion XT10i Meade 12X60Orion Ultra View 8X42---------- Super Polaris CG-5GT ES Twilight I Skyview AZ Paragon Plus ---------- Torrance,CA
If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:Why Morning Calm? Have you spent time in Korea?-Rich
Quote:That is a nice observatory. It even matches your house. Beautiful.
Quote:Hi Donovan,That's a beautiful observatory, it looks right at home in your equally beautiful grounds. I really liked the idea of the rods to capture the castors at rail ends too. Congratulations. Keith
Quote:For the observatory structure, I chose to use 2"x6"s for the exterior load bearing 8' tall walls. Possibly overkill, but not in my opinion with a one ton roof rolling around over your head! Building codes are a minimum, not a maximum.....
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
Quote:Quote:For the observatory structure, I chose to use 2"x6"s for the exterior load bearing 8' tall walls. Possibly overkill, but not in my opinion with a one ton roof rolling around over your head! Building codes are a minimum, not a maximum..... The compressive strength of a typical 2 x 4 is about 40,000 pounds. It takes some doing to build a roof that will stress a 2 x 4 wall. <g>I went the other direction and built my observatory without studs, with just a top plate. That works, too.dan k.
Quote:One rafter bracket is reversed, or it is right and the rest are wrong...
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon, two more days, be here Tuesday)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club