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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Observatory Names
      #6096942 - 09/23/13 02:37 PM

Hi all.
On the Best Observatory Links thread by CSA montana, yhere is a list of Observatories. Naturally, there are more backyard observatories than just these, and I thought that there should be a supplement list on Cloudynights.
If you have an observatory not on the above list, please post its name, type (Roll off, Dome, or other) and WebpGe (if it has one).
This list may prove quite useful to prospective observatory builders.


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Calypte
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Loc: Anza, California
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6096957 - 09/23/13 02:49 PM

Quote:

Hi all.
On the Best Observatory Links thread by CSA montana, yhere is a list of Observatories. Naturally, there are more backyard observatories than just these, and I thought that there should be a supplement list on Cloudynights.
If you have an observatory not on the above list, please post its name, type (Roll off, Dome, or other) and WebpGe (if it has one).
This list may prove quite useful to prospective observatory builders.



None of those links work.


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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Calypte]
      #6096989 - 09/23/13 03:18 PM

obs.nineplanets.org/obs/obslist.html.
If they didn't work for you, that is too bad. Above is the list I am referring too.


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Calypte
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Reged: 03/20/07

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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6097182 - 09/23/13 05:22 PM

Thanks. I've seen that list. I referred to it a lot when I was planning my own.

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Calypte]
      #6097190 - 09/23/13 05:30 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Hi all.
On the Best Observatory Links thread by CSA montana, yhere is a list of Observatories. Naturally, there are more backyard observatories than just these, and I thought that there should be a supplement list on Cloudynights.
If you have an observatory not on the above list, please post its name, type (Roll off, Dome, or other) and WebpGe (if it has one).
This list may prove quite useful to prospective observatory builders.



None of those links work.




The links do work; however they have been archived, so to view them you must click on "Archive Link".



If the post you are trying to find is an old post... you may be able to access it here: Archive Link


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wavecloud
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6098398 - 09/24/13 12:41 PM

Somebody has got to have an observatory not on that list.

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Calypte
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6098506 - 09/24/13 01:36 PM

Quote:

Somebody has got to have an observatory not on that list.



There are lots. Mine for example.


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wavecloud
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Calypte]
      #6098540 - 09/24/13 01:50 PM

So put it on this thread, please.

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Calypte
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6098550 - 09/24/13 01:54 PM

The list links to websites. I don't have a website.

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wavecloud
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Calypte]
      #6098564 - 09/24/13 01:59 PM

That's fine, please simply describe your observatory here.
That's the whole point of this thread


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Midnight Dan
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6098606 - 09/24/13 02:17 PM

Dark Arts Observatory

Skyshed POD model XL5
Brockport, New York

-Dan


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wavecloud
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6098658 - 09/24/13 02:50 PM

Thanks Dan.

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TimN
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Reged: 04/20/08

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6099578 - 09/24/13 11:52 PM

Nelsons Bay Observatory

Skyshed POD model XL3
South River, Ontario, Canada


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Megabusa
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Reged: 05/28/12

Loc: Page ,AZ
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: TimN]
      #6099653 - 09/25/13 12:57 AM

Night Owl Observatory ,TI 6' Dome Type. 36° 54' 53" N / 111° 27' 21" W . Page ,AZ

Edited by Megabusa (09/25/13 01:18 PM)


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rimcrazy
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Reged: 03/03/12

Loc: Overgaard, AZ
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Megabusa]
      #6099936 - 09/25/13 08:48 AM

Overgaard Outreach Observatory
TI 10' Dome
Meade 10" LX200, Coronado 90mm


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Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: rimcrazy]
      #6100083 - 09/25/13 10:29 AM

The DreamCatcher Dobservatory.

10x10 ROR by Scott Horstman, housing a 16" dob.

The building of the DreamCatcher Here.


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Footbag
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6100414 - 09/25/13 01:36 PM

The Loose Rooster Observatory

9x11 ROR
Scranton, PA.


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Peter9
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Footbag]
      #6100481 - 09/25/13 02:06 PM

DreamMaker Observatory. (Inspired by Carol's wonderfully named "DreamCatcher".)

Skyshed POD Housing a CPC1100

Regards. Peter.


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Calypte
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Reged: 03/20/07

Loc: Anza, California
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Peter9]
      #6100653 - 09/25/13 03:21 PM

Anza Gap Observatory
Terwilliger Valley area, Anza, CA
roll-off
9'6" x 11'6" BYO
Houses AP Mach1GTO mount with (at the moment) TV NP101is refractor. I also sometimes use an MK-66 Mak/Cass and Meade 10-inch LX-200 on the mount. Mostly used for imaging with QSI 683 CCD camera.


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mich_al
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Reged: 05/10/09

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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Calypte]
      #6100694 - 09/25/13 03:39 PM

Lights End Observatory.
250 Mewlon on a CGEM on a 12" x 12" wooden pier


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Greyhaven
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Reged: 05/11/04

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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: mich_al]
      #6100903 - 09/25/13 05:21 PM

Grey's Haven Observatory
Lewiston, Maine
8'X10' ROR sky shed inspired, built by me. I have the sore back to prove it. Material cost to build just under $1400. plus band aids.
Be Well
Grey


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tadpoletoo
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Reged: 04/18/11

Loc: NW Michigan
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #6100927 - 09/25/13 05:33 PM

Northhills Observatory
Located in the north hills of Thompsonville , Mi
Sirius Dome
When I get some time, I hope to link my clear dark sky chart.


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Alex McConahay
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/11/08

Loc: Moreno Valley, CA
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: tadpoletoo]
      #6100984 - 09/25/13 05:58 PM

My "Project Obsrevatory" in Landers, California at the Riverside Astronomical Society Dark Sky Site is a 10 x 12 conventional roll off. Named because it was part of the Projects--the local neighborhood nickname for our rows of fifteen identical observatories.

At home, I image from the "Outhouse" Observatory, a 2 x 4 x 8 foot tall roll off Pier and scope cover. (See http://alexastro.com/Alex%20Home%20Page/Equipment/outhouse/outhouseindex.html for details). It is named because it looks like an old fashioned outhouse.

Alex


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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Alex McConahay]
      #6100996 - 09/25/13 06:05 PM

This is great. Keep posting, people, keep posting...

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dmdouglass
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Reged: 12/23/07

Loc: Tempe, AZ
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6101248 - 09/25/13 08:38 PM

DaHut Observatory
Tempe, AZ

DaHut is sort of short for "The Hut"....
I was going to go for "David's Cat House"... (Don't have a dog, but i do have a cat!)
But that got nixed by the CFO>

http://www.az-dahut.net/

Construction was posted here on CN... but i will have to go find it!


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Rocky68d
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Reged: 11/01/09

Loc: Anacortes, WA USA
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: dmdouglass]
      #6102610 - 09/26/13 04:11 PM

Must an observatory be permanent in order to have a name? Can I name my AstroGazer on a concrete pad that I plan on taking down for the winter and putting back up in the spring?

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Galaxyhunter
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Loc: Northern Illinois
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Rocky68d]
      #6102682 - 09/26/13 04:58 PM

Quote:

Must an observatory be permanent in order to have a name? Can I name my AstroGazer on a concrete pad that I plan on taking down for the winter and putting back up in the spring?





Absolutely.


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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Galaxyhunter]
      #6102690 - 09/26/13 05:03 PM

Yes, that's called a "portable observatory", of course, so you could called "(somename) Portable Observatory or, of course, just "( somename) Observatory.

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njrusty
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Reged: 03/17/06

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6104080 - 09/27/13 12:25 PM

Angels Observatory (Named for my 2 precious angels I have)
Nazareth, PA
10'x10'ROR
10" LX200 Classic


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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: njrusty]
      #6105729 - 09/28/13 11:11 AM

Hey!Any more Obs?

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Orion58
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Reged: 10/28/11

Loc: Southern Wisconsin
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6106315 - 09/28/13 05:01 PM

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
20' x 12' roll off roof
Southern Wisconsin, USA


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Orion58]
      #6106481 - 09/28/13 07:20 PM

The Observatory
Middlefield, Mass.
14' Dome with 6' x 10' warm room (under construction)

Michael


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Scott Busby
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Reged: 03/04/12

Loc: Spotsylvania County, N. VA
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6107076 - 09/29/13 08:59 AM

Belmont Observatory located near Lake Anna, Spotsylvania, VA. It is named for the area I live in. It is a Technical Innovations PD10.

Belmont Observatory Clear Sky Clock


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BKBrown
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Scott Busby]
      #6107168 - 09/29/13 10:19 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

Beaglehaven Observatory in Northern Virginia near Leesburg.
We have had rescue beagles in our house since shortly after we were married (currently Clifford and Daisy), I can't imagine a home without our hounds...
12x12 BYO roll-off roof

Clear Skies,
Brian


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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6107171 - 09/29/13 10:22 AM

Brian, a very appropriate name! Thanks for your haven of rescued beagles!

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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6107284 - 09/29/13 11:33 AM

"Beagle Scouts"

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Raginar
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6107318 - 09/29/13 11:48 AM

Bone Yard. Obvious moniker for my wonderful MDS and location to the best bomber squadron in the AF.

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wiruna
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Reged: 08/11/06

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Raginar]
      #6108277 - 09/29/13 09:50 PM

Kozmic Blues Observatory
Geoff
Note added: split run-off roof

Edited by wiruna (09/30/13 12:43 AM)


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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wiruna]
      #6108311 - 09/29/13 10:10 PM

What type is it?

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BKBrown
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6108397 - 09/29/13 11:00 PM

Quote:

Brian, a very appropriate name! Thanks for your haven of rescued beagles!






Clear Skies,
Brian


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wavecloud
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6109122 - 09/30/13 11:44 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Brian, a very appropriate name! Thanks for your haven of rescued beagles!




Clear Skies,
Brian




Were they rescued from Needles, CA?


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wavecloud
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6109131 - 09/30/13 11:47 AM

Quote:

The Observatory
Middlefield, Mass.
14' Dome with 6' x 10' warm room (under construction)

Michael




Michael
How are you building your dome?
Just curious!


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MHamburg
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6110209 - 09/30/13 10:37 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

I built the dome almost 25 years ago from gores cut from 0.025" aluminum, pop-riveted onto 1/8" aluminum strips. I framed the shutter opening with angle iron as well as making the base ring from same iron. Granted it lacks the fine craftsmanship of a commercial dome, but it works (after tracking down and sealing the leaks) and cost a fraction of a commercial dome.
Michael


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Bart
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6111589 - 10/01/13 05:12 PM

It's in the planning stage, but mine will be called The Viola Parsons Memorial Observatory. In honor of my deceased mother in law.

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wavecloud
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Bart]
      #6111621 - 10/01/13 05:30 PM

Not the William Hershcel Telescope? In reference to your avatar

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Skunky
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6114232 - 10/02/13 10:35 PM

 

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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Skunky]
      #6114257 - 10/02/13 10:50 PM

No way. A list cannot provide information as to how to get to, and break into an obs.

You must name your obs. Naming an observatory is an essential part of the process. A name and dedication is not so ething old people do for nostalgia. Don't be a chronological snob, please.


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tim57064
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6114373 - 10/03/13 12:00 AM

I've started a list of names for my OBS that is under construction right now. The Hernia OBS would be appropriate yet not gonna do it.

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Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6114407 - 10/03/13 12:26 AM

Quote:

No way. A list cannot provide information as to how to get to, and break into an obs.

You must name your obs. Naming an observatory is an essential part of the process. A name and dedication is not so ething old people do for nostalgia. Don't be a chronological snob, please.




People don't have to name their observatories; the "essential part of the process" is building it & then enjoying, with or without a name. Not naming their observatory does not make them a "chronological snob", nor should a member be called names, because they do not do as someone else wants them to do.

Quote:

A list cannot provide information as to how to get to, and break into an obs.




Perhaps; however if people are reluctant to share information, we respect that!


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Den Mama
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: tim57064]
      #6114410 - 10/03/13 12:28 AM

Quote:

The Hernia OBS







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Fortune07
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6122873 - 10/07/13 04:11 PM Attachment (6 downloads)

The "Astro-Shack"
Located in Bolton Landing,NY
Roll Off Roof


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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Fortune07]
      #6123016 - 10/07/13 04:47 PM

Wow! Cool!

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donv
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: wavecloud]
      #6123552 - 10/07/13 08:23 PM

Just about done with the final assembly of my POD in central Massachusetts. It's been a great project for me and my seven year old daughter, who is an avid observer and my companion in the construction of our observatory. She officially christened the observatory "Francis." I asked why, and she said it just makes sense. I don't argue with the logic of the women in my family.

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Jesus Munoz
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Reged: 03/09/07

Loc: Querétaro, México
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: donv]
      #6123970 - 10/08/13 01:02 AM

Mine is Galileo 400 in Corregidora, Mexico
20° 32' N
100! 26' W
Roll off with 3 piers


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stkoepke
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Re: Observatory Names new [Re: donv]
      #6123973 - 10/08/13 01:05 AM

Quote:

I don't argue with the logic of the women in my family.





Very smart man!

I have learned this lesson too....No shame in being well trained.


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Starhawk
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Reged: 09/16/08

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: stkoepke]
      #6125584 - 10/08/13 06:17 PM

I ended up naming two beautifully made custom observatories here:

Pilothouse Observatory (it has a real ship's wheel to open and close it).

The Stellar Cellar (built semi-recessed to keep an HOA from balking from something higher than the property fence).

Names I'd like to see get used (let me know if you use one so I don't suggest a duplicate someday):

Iron House Observatory (preferably for something all-metal)

Observatory X

StarHound Observatory

The Open Observatory (Outreach would be the obvious mission)

Roboservatory

Deep Space Observatory

The Astropolis [Observatory]

-Rich


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rlandsboro
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Loc: Scottsdale, AZ. USA
Re: Observatory Names new [Re: Starhawk]
      #6133299 - 10/12/13 03:41 PM


Names are fun - mine are:

TamarackSkies Observatory
A Rooftop 10.6 PierTech Dome in Idaho

The Forgotten Corner Observatory
A 7x7 Rubbermaid Shed transformed into a ROR Obs in Arizona


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