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photonovore
Moonatic
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Reged: 12/24/04

Loc: tacoma wa
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #912120 - 04/14/06 07:35 PM

Michael, Pat, thanks for the kind words!

I thought about doing the interior in a dark color but decided it would be unnecessarily oppressive-- especially considering I am mostly a bright object observer by choice as well as necessity anyway. White is definately a cheeerier color!

The floor is finished with glossy vinyl tile. The local dollar store had 3packs for $1 each so the whole floor only cost me 40$ to finish.


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Michael Rapp
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Reged: 04/27/04

Loc: Dickinson, TX
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: photonovore]
      #912143 - 04/14/06 07:58 PM

Vinyl tile....that chair obviously glides right over it.

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Pedestal
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Reged: 03/11/06

Loc: Smoggy Bottom, Baytown,Texas
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: photonovore]
      #913455 - 04/15/06 07:36 PM

Mardi:
I have been looking at various homebuilt observatories for several weeks, now, and I have to say that is one of the most innovative designs I've seen. I might shamelessly steal it!
Thanks for the additional info,
Hubert


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Todd
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/23/04

Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #913476 - 04/15/06 07:54 PM

February 2006.



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Rick Needham
Vendor (ExploraDome)
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Reged: 09/20/05

Loc: Fort Ann, NY
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Todd]
      #913484 - 04/15/06 08:02 PM

OMG! Look at all that snow!

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BCB
Undercover Saboteur
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Reged: 11/24/03

Loc: Look over your shoulder
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Rick Needham]
      #913574 - 04/15/06 09:37 PM

I was just thinking the same thing..

My god, thats about 3 foot worth, and it looks to all be from one storm..


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Galaxyhunter
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Reged: 01/02/06

Loc: Northern Illinois
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: BCB]
      #913594 - 04/15/06 09:55 PM

Well on the bright side, It should be all melted away by September

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fellers
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Reged: 12/29/05

Loc: NY by ADK park
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Galaxyhunter]
      #913636 - 04/15/06 10:45 PM

Thay is some sweet snowfall! This is coming from an avid big montain skier. Where was that snow fall here in NY and VT this year? Sheesh, I am jealous over that!!!!

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Rick Needham
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Reged: 09/20/05

Loc: Fort Ann, NY
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Galaxyhunter]
      #913685 - 04/15/06 11:33 PM

Quote:

Well on the bright side, It should be all melted away by September






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dietmar
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Reged: 01/21/05

Loc: linz, austria europe
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Michael Rapp]
      #913950 - 04/16/06 07:49 AM

...so here is mine:
the "stargazer private observatory"

and the scopes:


FYI - some reports and explanations - especially of the one arm fork mount
http://stargazer.christelhager.info/reports_sub01.htm

greets
dietmar


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JAT Observatory
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Reged: 02/20/05

Loc: In the Primordial Soup
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: dietmar]
      #914088 - 04/16/06 11:02 AM

Man everytime I see that setup it just blows me away!

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Michael Rapp
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Reged: 04/27/04

Loc: Dickinson, TX
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #914761 - 04/16/06 08:00 PM

Something about a 9" folded refractor that makes one want to sit in a quiet corner and reflect. And consider selling a car.

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Strgzr
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Reged: 04/16/06

Loc: Apache Junction, Arizona
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Rick Needham]
      #914967 - 04/16/06 11:13 PM

Hey this is my first post here. I've been hanging around the other site for some time now I just signed on here today.
Andy

Here's a link to my observatory construction photo's.
http://community.webshots.com/album/136917818udlQWZ


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Richard B. Drumm
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Reged: 07/14/05

Loc: Albemarle Co. Virginia
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Strgzr]
      #914977 - 04/16/06 11:28 PM

Andy:
Welcome to Cloudy Nights! Nice observatory you've got there, I've seen the pix before. Somebody here had links to it, I think. It was a thread about geodesic observatory domes, if I recall...
Nice place ya got there!
Rich


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Strgzr
sage


Reged: 04/16/06

Loc: Apache Junction, Arizona
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Richard B. Drumm]
      #914980 - 04/16/06 11:33 PM

Thanks Rich! I hope I'll be able to contribute some to the site.

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Jeff Young
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Reged: 08/04/05

Loc: Ireland
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Strgzr]
      #915222 - 04/17/06 07:21 AM

Andy --

Welcome aboard! I find myself over here a lot more than AstorMart (well, the forums part, anyway). There are a few folks over there that I miss, so I browse from time to time, but I just find this site a lot easier to read.

-- Jeff.

(PS: Andy can definitely contribute -- I ran my observatory thread on both forums for awhile and got lots of great advice from Andy!)


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BluewaterObserva
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Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Strgzr]
      #915335 - 04/17/06 09:36 AM

That's a cool observatory. That is how I built my current 15' observatory. Nice real dome on top on yours, I made a sort of odd ball rotating framed structure on top of mine.

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Strgzr
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Reged: 04/16/06

Loc: Apache Junction, Arizona
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Jeff Young]
      #915618 - 04/17/06 01:15 PM

Hi Jeff! Thanks for the welcome! These forums are easier aren't they. Thats some observatory you have there! I still say that structure will outlast the observatory at Armagh.
Glad I was able to help!


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khoferer
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Reged: 11/03/04

Loc: Mansfield, PA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Rick Needham]
      #915881 - 04/17/06 04:37 PM Attachment (1232 downloads)

Hi All,

I'm enjoying the pics of the observatories. Some very nice work indeed. Here are a couple of photos of my roll-off that I completed last summer.

Clear skies,
Kevin


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khoferer
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Reged: 11/03/04

Loc: Mansfield, PA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: khoferer]
      #915884 - 04/17/06 04:39 PM Attachment (1106 downloads)

One of the interior...

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