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
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....
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
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
Quote:Is the ceiling already insulated?Most of your heat will exit the ceiling.dan k.
Mardi 4" achromat, ETX-70, 8"cat. Whitepeak Lunar Observatory Website
Quote:Mine is fully insulated and it stays about 10 degrees cooler than ambient in summer.
Carl Observatory temperature experiment Weather Station @ Hawkeye Observatory My lousy skies at Hawkeye Observatory H52
Quote:My12x20FT observatory has a 9x12FT warm roof at one end. The four walls including the one between the scope room and warm room. I have covered the walls with nice pine board. The scope room will have pine board on one end for the warm room wall plus a door. The electrician wired the rooms like a regular house with the assumption the walls would be covered so its nice 'esthetically pleasing'.So the question is; would it be detrimental to cool down, etc.. If I covered the remaining three walls with pine board, and alternatively insulated them? The roof if not insulated in any way, or separated for the scope room, it's just open trusses above your headband the underside of the plywood roof. The aim is to cover the wiring in one of several ways1) soffit the wires and spaces surrounding the three walls sconces; two each walls for Red and Clear lights.2) cover entire wall, leaving empty space inside. with pine board to match the warm room esthetic.3) put up fiber glass insulation, or some other insulation, then cover walls with pine board. The Assumption is, the cheapest and easiest time to insulate the walls is before they're covered, assuming I ever wanted to insulate it. And if so, is it a detriment to operation of the observatory to do so.I need to make this decision in the next couple of weeks, whilst waiting for OBY to finish the roof winch. *squee*!Thanks for any comments, alternative concepts, opinions, and maybe objections :P
Quote:wait for my mirror to cool down.