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John_Gillies
Vendor - Earthwin Optical
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Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: josie521]
      #6071964 - 09/09/13 07:40 PM Attachment (147 downloads)

Hey Josi....here's a blast from the past. I posted this on the first page of this thread back on April 10, 2006. Anything look vaguely familiar?

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John_Gillies
Vendor - Earthwin Optical
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Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: John_Gillies]
      #6071981 - 09/09/13 07:50 PM Attachment (137 downloads)

Another oldie but goodie. For me....I'm just an oldie!

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MHamburg
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: John_Gillies]
      #6074017 - 09/10/13 10:02 PM

John,
Very funny!
Michael


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josie521
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Reged: 09/03/07

Loc: 43.22 n 75.45w
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6096217 - 09/23/13 03:05 AM

Cool. I probally looked at your post when I was deciding on my design...Josie

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tim57064
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Southeast South Dakota,USA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: josie521]
      #6132181 - 10/11/13 10:55 PM Attachment (104 downloads)

My not yet finished Observatory.Also not yet named , Maybe at the christening. Wine for all who come.Grape juice for those underage.

Edited by tim57064 (10/11/13 10:59 PM)


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Toml08
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Loc: Evergeen, CO
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: tim57064]
      #6139762 - 10/15/13 08:28 PM Attachment (98 downloads)

Brook Forest Observatory.

CS,
Tom.


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tim57064
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Southeast South Dakota,USA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: BradH]
      #6153219 - 10/23/13 09:18 AM

Brad,how do you get more than one pic loaded at the same time?
I would like to figure this out instead of multiple posts.Thanks


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Dhellis59
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Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Samir Kharusi]
      #6153403 - 10/23/13 10:44 AM

Absolutely amazing. Congratulations.

CS,
Darryl


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dawziecat
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: Rural Nova Scotia
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Dhellis59]
      #6153592 - 10/23/13 12:34 PM Attachment (93 downloads)

Well, this is what I've got so far.

It's a start . . . I hope.


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tim57064
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Southeast South Dakota,USA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6153607 - 10/23/13 12:40 PM

OMG,you had to bring in an Excavator?!
Where is your OBS build thread for this?
Will love to follow it and please more pic's.


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dawziecat
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: Rural Nova Scotia
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: tim57064]
      #6153672 - 10/23/13 01:13 PM

Quote:

OMG,you had to bring in an Excavator?!





Yep! Considerable "deforestation" was necessary to get any skyroom. Forest was "over mature" as they apparently say in the forestry biz. It's their way of saying "the trees are falling over dead!"

I am in a race with winter. I really hope to get a roll-off observatory before snow flies, but things have not progressed anywhere near as quickly as I had hoped. I was supposed to have a pier poured more than a month ago. I still hope from day-to-day but not ready for a pier yet . . . and weather is becoming an increasing impediment on a daily basis.

On the up side . . . I do have lots of clear sky now.


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roscoe
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Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6154864 - 10/24/13 06:26 AM

Quote:

Yep! Considerable "deforestation" was necessary to get any skyroom. Forest was "over mature" as they apparently say in the forestry biz. It's their way of saying "the trees are falling over dead!"




We should have a special thread called 'chain saws for astronomers!' They can, after all, be as important as good eyepieces!

Good luck getting it all finish graded and poured before the freeze!
R


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tim57064
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Southeast South Dakota,USA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: roscoe]
      #6158273 - 10/25/13 09:53 PM Attachment (82 downloads)

Here is a more recent shot of my nearly finished OBS.
The name is still tough to come up with. My 2 year old granddaughter calls it "Grandpa's House."


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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: tim57064]
      #6159016 - 10/26/13 11:50 AM

That's a great name!

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kyang
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Reged: 12/09/12

Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: tim53]
      #6194871 - 11/14/13 04:00 PM

Does this count ?
Super small poor-man observatory

-Kai



Edited by kyang (11/14/13 06:20 PM)


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tim57064
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Southeast South Dakota,USA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: tim53]
      #6195066 - 11/14/13 05:33 PM

Thanks Tim,I am still undecided.I guess the name can always change 'till I make the "Log Sign" with my chain saw.Too bad there is no Graemlin with a chain saw on here.

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tim53
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Reged: 12/17/04

Loc: Highland Park, CA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: tim57064]
      #6196308 - 11/15/13 10:51 AM

A quick internet search...



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MHamburg
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: kyang]
      #6196521 - 11/15/13 12:53 PM

Kai, That's great!
Michael


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tim57064
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Reged: 08/23/12

Loc: Southeast South Dakota,USA
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: kyang]
      #6207949 - 11/21/13 04:58 PM

Kai,Lookin' good. It's a lot more than what I had a couple years ago.

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corpusse
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 04/11/10

Loc: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: tim57064]
      #6208590 - 11/21/13 11:26 PM

Still gotta finish painting next year but for now I love this satellite image :



I think it's so cool you can see my dome from space


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