Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC & OIII + Solar Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
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:Another round of pics:September 19th: ...
David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
Telescopes are instruments of hope and faith. Hope that a better, clearer and brighter universe can be observed. Faith that we can bring these discoveries back to our small planet and create positive changes for all of it's inhabitants.
Quote:That is just a BIG BIG building !!!You could hold a square dance in there, and never bother the scopes.
Quote:Great thread, great observatory.. I'm totally hooked at following your progress, like many others, I'm sure.24' x 14' = 336 sqr.ft. So, do you have a rough estimate as to the final materials cost for the enitre project, less scopes, other astro gear and interior furnishing? I'm looking to find a cost/ sqr.ft number, a benchmark, for a large, top quality, high end ro/ro ob. Thanks for any info you wish to share.Da Bear
Quote:Of course when I start adding scopes, etc. that I can't seem to stop collecting...
Quote:Quote:Of course when I start adding scopes, etc. that I can't seem to stop collecting...Thanks Beo, and welcome to the madness of scope collecting...LOL. It's worse than coffee and tobacco. I have an entire garage full of astro gear....including three Cave reflectors.
Quote:$25 a sqr.ft makes a lot of sense, I may build my ob this summer, 1-2 years earlier than originally planned- as building supply costs are sky rocketing every month. Da Bear
Quote:Beo, spend the 12 bucks and replace it, it'll drive you mad if you don't! Besides who knows what kind of weird vortex it'll create, you'll hear it whispering to you when it's dark and quiet.
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Quote:Is it just my iPad or are a lot of the recent photos not loading? I'm getting lots of little blue boxes w/ ?'s and no pix.
Quote:Hi Beo:What's the purpose of the 4-gang breaker at the top of the box? I thought a standard 220v service just used a 2-gang main breaker.-Dan
Quote:Beo,You gonna have a star party christening when you get this thing done? It looks really nice. You know I met you several years ago at the Austin Under the Stars and you were the one that told me to get a CGEM as the mount. Which I of course did along with the C-8 that came with it. Those are long gone now but I always have you to thank for putting me on the right path. I enjoy visiting your site.Rob
Indiana for a three 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
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Enjoy the sky,
"Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." Tennyson: Locksley Hall