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Scott Horstman
Vendor - Backyard Observatories
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Reged: 03/11/04

Loc: Here, There and Everywhere
2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary
      #5607323 - 01/05/13 09:26 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

I'd like to wish a Happy New Year to all the folks who have given us the privilege of being able to earn a living working for Astronomy folks, who in my experience, are the most down to Earth and best people that one could hope to work for and also share in and improve their ability to enjoy the best hobby in the universe.

Professionals not excluded.

10 years and 175 observatories later, we are currently in the process of upgrading both our home model and our club model plans as the observatories have evolved over time and we do a lot of things differently now compared to when the plans first came out. The new plans will necessarily cost a bit more when they're finished.

While stock supplies last, the original 11'6"x11'6" Home Model (CJE-1) plans are $10 off the regular $35 price and the 16'x24' Club Model plans regularly sold for $135 for a set of 3 are now $40 per set.

Prices include shipping in the US and Canada. Over seas may be a few more dollars but we only charge the difference.

Club Model Plans (single set) $40
Club Model Plans (set of 3) $100
Home Model Plans $25

To order via Pay Pal enter shorstman@neo.rr.com


BYO #1 early 2003.

Edited by Dob Frog (01/22/13 02:31 PM)


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Scott Horstman
Vendor - Backyard Observatories
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Reged: 03/11/04

Loc: Here, There and Everywhere
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5607326 - 01/05/13 09:26 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

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Scott Horstman
Vendor - Backyard Observatories
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Reged: 03/11/04

Loc: Here, There and Everywhere
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5607354 - 01/05/13 09:47 PM Attachment (49 downloads)

24' x 40' with bedroom, bathroom, utility room and main control room/ kitchenette built by BYO 2012.

Some folks don't mess around, eh?


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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5607429 - 01/05/13 10:36 PM

Scott, Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary!!




You've made so many dreams come true, building our very special observatories, for us to enjoy the night skies in!


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jbury
Vendor - ObserverPro


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Oregon, USA
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5608690 - 01/06/13 03:55 PM

Congrats on 10 years!

When are the new plans going to be available for purchase (club model in particular)?

Josh


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StephAdministrator
Texas Wildflower
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Loc: North Texas
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: jbury]
      #5608940 - 01/06/13 05:48 PM

Happy anniversary! I'm a proud owner of a Backyard Observatories observatory! Can't remember the number now offhand, eighty-something I believe.



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rockethead26
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Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Steph]
      #5608979 - 01/06/13 06:14 PM

Congrats on a well deserved anniversary!

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Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Steph]
      #5609093 - 01/06/13 07:28 PM

Quote:

Happy anniversary! I'm a proud owner of a Backyard Observatories observatory! Can't remember the number now offhand, eighty-something I believe.






My BYO is #99! I believe mine was the first or possibly the second Dobservatory that Scott built!


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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5609376 - 01/06/13 10:34 PM

Congratulations, Scott! Lasting 10 years as a small business is a real milestone. Ya' makes good stuff for a fair price and you build a big pile of observatories.

David


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5609408 - 01/06/13 10:57 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Happy anniversary! I'm a proud owner of a Backyard Observatories observatory! Can't remember the number now offhand, eighty-something I believe.






My BYO is #99! I believe mine was the first or possibly the second Dobservatory that Scott built!




You can't brag without pictures... post'em :-)

I'd love to see it.

Guylain


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Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: guyroch]
      #5609441 - 01/06/13 11:18 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

#99 Dobservatory by BYO!

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Scott Horstman
Vendor - Backyard Observatories
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Reged: 03/11/04

Loc: Here, There and Everywhere
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: jbury]
      #5612592 - 01/08/13 07:44 PM

Quote:

Congrats on 10 years!

When are the new plans going to be available for purchase (club model in particular)?

Josh




Thanks everyone! I can't believe daughter Nicole was 5 years old when we did the first observatories and the web-site. Now she's driving!

Time sure flies.

We're hoping to have the revised plans ready in time for folks that want to build this Spring.


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Scott Horstman
Vendor - Backyard Observatories
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Reged: 03/11/04

Loc: Here, There and Everywhere
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: guyroch]
      #5612598 - 01/08/13 07:46 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Happy anniversary! I'm a proud owner of a Backyard Observatories observatory! Can't remember the number now offhand, eighty-something I believe.






My BYO is #99! I believe mine was the first or possibly the second Dobservatory that Scott built!




You can't brag without pictures... post'em :-)

I'd love to see it.

Guylain




I'm all for seeing those! We have pics of most observatories after construction but not a ton of pics with the obs all set up.

Here's a roof top we did in downtown Gettysburg a few years ago.


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5612772 - 01/08/13 09:41 PM

Number eighty-something and 99 are awesome. Inspiring.

Thanks for sharing pictures

Guylain


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Mr Onions
Two Time International Photographical Competition Winner
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Reged: 04/14/07

Loc: Newcastle upon Tyne.
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: guyroch]
      #5613710 - 01/09/13 01:12 PM

Well done Scott.
Here's to the next 10 years.


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Doug Culbertson
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Reged: 01/06/05

Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Mr Onions]
      #5613765 - 01/09/13 01:48 PM

Congrats on the anniversary! Those are some great looking observatories.

So, when are you guys going to start building down here in Florida? You know, for those of us who are prohibited by law from owning power tools.

Edited by Doug Culbertson (01/09/13 01:49 PM)


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Scott Horstman
Vendor - Backyard Observatories
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Reged: 03/11/04

Loc: Here, There and Everywhere
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Doug Culbertson]
      #5613937 - 01/09/13 03:32 PM

Quote:

So, when are you guys going to start building down here in Florida?





It took 8 years but we finally did get in to Florida. I found an architect that customizes the design and stamps it for Miami-Dade wind code along with a special bolt down system we designed.

We've built in Okeechobee and Acadia and a couple people used the architect to build their own.

They're tough down there. The building departments don't seem to be too keen on the idea of a rolling roof.


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rick rian
Seeker of Truth(s)
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Reged: 08/03/04

Loc: Upper Mid West
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5614095 - 01/09/13 05:03 PM

Quote:

Congratulations, Scott! Lasting 10 years as a small business is a real milestone. Ya' makes good stuff for a fair price and you build a big pile of observatories.

David




Hear, hear, David! Congrats on ten years, Scott, well done indeed!



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EddWen
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Reged: 04/26/08

Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: Scott Horstman]
      #5614179 - 01/09/13 06:02 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Congratulations !! and thanks for doing mine.

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Starman27
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Reged: 01/29/06

Loc: Illinois, Iowa
Re: 2003-2013 BYO 10th Anniversary new [Re: EddWen]
      #5616116 - 01/10/13 07:32 PM

All the vest Scott and many more to come.

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