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Enjoy the sky,
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Quote:Put in about 10 hours of construction today. I just need to decide on the type of roof. I am leaning towards a PVC UV blocking roof vice a metal roof. Just trying to figure out if I need some type of insulation to prevent dew from forming on the inside. I live in the Pacific NW. Siding should be one soon.
Quote:I have come to the decision of putting roofing paper down and to cover it with white PVC roofing. I am going to put some styrofoam insulation under the felt paper in between the purlins to keep the heat out and because I would rather have a white ceiling anyway. Anyone see issues with this proposal? Thanks again.
Scopes: 190mm SW Mak-Newt @ f/5.3 & 90mm SV Raptor Triplet @ f/7Cameras: Atik 383L+ mono w/ EFW2 FW with Astrodon filters & Canon XSi 450D (Modded)Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount guided with QHY5 KWIQ guiderSoftware: Sequence Generator Pro; PixInsight; Photoshop CS5Best investment: Stone Garden Observatory - Bortle 4 (Green)
Quote:It has finally started and I can't be more pleased. I figure the best time to build an observatory is when you are building a house. It's very convenient to time the construction with that of the house. Today they poured the footers for the back deck so why not ask them to pour the pier base at the same time. I am not a handyman so this works out great for me.
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
Perry P. Event Horizon Observatory Moscow Mills MO:
Celestron C8 Advanced Series, CG5 Mount, Orion Nautilus 7 position Filter Wheel, JMI Motorized Focuser, Mallincam Xtreme (zero class chip), Meade DS2000 Milapse for DSLR with 497 controller, Coronado Solarmax II 60mm DS with 10mm blocking filter, LXD75 mount, 497 controller, Imaging Source DMK41AU02.as, QHY5L-II-C