Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
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.
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Enjoy the sky,
Black Creek Observatory C11 EdgeHD C8 AT6RC Eon80mmED
Quote:This as finished as its going to be for a while. Just need to do a little interior decorating. But, as of last week, it's open for business! everything is in place to be fully functional.But first, a jump table to all threads relating directly to this build: Planning, and main build thread Research thread on concerning lighting, power, environment Observations on insultion Project starter threadAs promised; the roof does roll off. It's fun to see people first experience with this type of building. Our flooring guy "pete" didn't get the idea until I showed him how it works: "This is why the flooring needs to be able to withstand wetness", "Ohhh... " :-) He's off asking vendors how their flooring material holds up to water. I suppose a heavy dew should be expected as well if it's open to the sky on a humid night. Could be slippery if the finish is too smooth. Anyone experience this? Panorama shot of the scope room from the warm room door. Carol, I used you nifty deck lighting fixtures all over the place; Red, White and Yellow lamps! Very nice! Panorama of the warm room looking in the the external door. I put a bug light in here to discourage bugs. Thinking maybe I should change the ones in the main room from white to yellow too. Or try it open for a while either way. Experiences? The last piece I was waiting for was the CGEM-DX adapter from Dan's Pier Plates; It mates between the CGEM-DX Mount the BYO's Omega II Pier. I am also getting an adapter for the iOptron iEQ45 for use principally when the CGEM is out for Hypertuning, otherwise, I like it much better but it holds less weight. Finally, a shot up and out! The sky the limit! how cliche! Thanks for all who lent their brains to my problem!
Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak
Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota
Docent at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History
Meade LX200 10 ACF
Orion Starshoot autoguider
Deep Space Products
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Excellent. Looks like you need to do a little tree trimming.
I applaud your willingness to block the lower part of the atmosphere from your observing. Remove temptation to go dirt diving is a decent rule.
My own dob has altitude stops to prevent me from going too low. You just did it with walls.
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
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
Quote:Finally the floor!It's a 3/4" hardwood floor. I couldn't be sure any of the laminate or engineered floors wouldn't come apart in the exterior conditions. You can always trust a hunk of wood though If it does buckle a Screw or two will tame it. thanks to JP for the courage to trail blaze a floor like this!
Apertura 10" Dob Parracor, round table platform
TMB/APM 115 LZOS APO w/ silver CNC
Astro Tech 72ED
on CGE PRO
Rob Tak EM200, TEC 140
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon, And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.