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Sidereus Nuncius
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Reged: 03/27/05

Loc: Chester County, PA
New Observatory in PA
      #3824308 - 05/23/10 05:36 PM Attachment (95 downloads)

Hello everyone,

The crew from Backyard Observatories finished up my observatory this morning They did an excellent job and they're great guys to hang out with to boot.

I will have more questions and pictures soon, just thought I'd drop into this forum and say 'hi!'.


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djallar
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Reged: 09/23/07

Loc: Fogelsville, PA - 40.59'N 75.6...
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3824316 - 05/23/10 05:40 PM

Louis,

That looks great! BYO guys do a great job!


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

Loc: montana
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3824386 - 05/23/10 06:21 PM

Louis, Congratulations on your BYO observatory! You will so enjoy it. We will be looking forward to many more posts on your observatory; and welcome to this forum!

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skybsd
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Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3824403 - 05/23/10 06:33 PM

Hi Louis,
Wow - Congrats on the new site. Going by the photo, BYO have done a great job for you there..,

Not having anything like this service in the UK, its always a huge opportunity to have a look at a project like yours so we can benefit from afar!

Can't wait to see the photos!

Regards,

skybsd


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Starman27
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Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: skybsd]
      #3824427 - 05/23/10 06:46 PM

Another great observatory from BYO. Enjoy it!

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Bob Griffiths
Getting Grouchy
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Reged: 10/10/05

Loc: Frederick Maryland
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Starman27]
      #3824492 - 05/23/10 07:20 PM

Quote:

Another great observatory from BYO. Enjoy it!




Scott does do a very nice job ... no ands.. no iffs and definitely no butts...

IF anyone has ever been disappointed with BYO Its a well kept secret...

Looks GREAT Plus I bet it will work GREAT...

Bob G


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JAT Observatory
NOT a Wimp
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Reged: 02/20/05

Loc: In the Primordial Soup
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Bob Griffiths]
      #3824498 - 05/23/10 07:24 PM

Scott does do nice work doesn't he. Congrats on the new digs.

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Sidereus Nuncius
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Reged: 03/27/05

Loc: Chester County, PA
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: JAT Observatory]
      #3824518 - 05/23/10 07:39 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words and welcome to the forum

We moved to our present location 6-1/2 years ago and for 6-1/2 years minus about three days I thought I could build my own. I finally came to the realization that if it's going to get built BYO is the way to go.

Naturally, it's rainy today so I'll get interior pics when I can open the roof. I don't have the pier installed yet so I won't be fully operational for a little while.

My to-do list:
- get the pier installed
- get electricity (using an extension cord at the moment)
- get networking up and running

and, most importantly,
come up with a name ...


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Chris Schroeder
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Reged: 12/11/04

Loc: N.E. WI Sky Glow
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3824729 - 05/23/10 09:32 PM

Looks great, congratulations on your new observatory Louis

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RobertED
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Reged: 07/11/03

Loc: Smithfield, RI
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Chris Schroeder]
      #3824765 - 05/23/10 09:56 PM

Fantastic!!!...Clear Skies to you!!!!

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Joel
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Reged: 07/08/04

Loc: Merrimack, NH
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: RobertED]
      #3825420 - 05/24/10 10:19 AM

Congratulations on the new obs Louis! Scott and the BYO crew do a great job, I've had mine almost three years now.

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3825622 - 05/24/10 12:09 PM

Another terrific BYO! Looks great!!

David


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Digital Don
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/20/04

Loc: Manteno, IL
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3826237 - 05/24/10 04:47 PM

Where have I seen something like that before??? In my yard!

Scott does a nice job, doesn't he!

Don


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Bowmoreman
Clear enough skies
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Reged: 09/11/06

Loc: Bolton, MA
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3826324 - 05/24/10 05:22 PM

Hey Louis!

1) Congratulations and welcome to the BYO Family!
2) What BYO # are you now? (Thinking Scott must be into the high 100's if not 200 by now)
3) If you're like me, you'll still be using a heavy duty extension cord... 3 years later

Again, congratulations and thanks for shooting a job Scott's way, they are "Good People"

He does a great job and it's amazing how FAST he can put these suckers up, huh?

clear enough skies


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bob midiri
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3826405 - 05/24/10 05:51 PM

Awesome Lou!! How about naming it the Lincoln University Observatory!! Bob Midiri

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1965healy
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Reged: 06/23/07

Loc: San Antonio, TX
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: bob midiri]
      #3826590 - 05/24/10 07:22 PM

You could name it Van Helden Observatory after the guy who translated Siderius Nuncius.

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Sidereus Nuncius
sage
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Reged: 03/27/05

Loc: Chester County, PA
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Bowmoreman]
      #3826832 - 05/24/10 09:54 PM

Quote:

Hey Louis!

1) Congratulations and welcome to the BYO Family!
2) What BYO # are you now? (Thinking Scott must be into the high 100's if not 200 by now)
3) If you're like me, you'll still be using a heavy duty extension cord... 3 years later

Again, congratulations and thanks for shooting a job Scott's way, they are "Good People"

He does a great job and it's amazing how FAST he can put these suckers up, huh?

clear enough skies




If I didn't contract BYO, my backyard would still be "empty."

We're fortunate to have someone in the hobby doing this, instead of having to hire a general contractor.

I'm number 130.


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Sidereus Nuncius
sage
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Reged: 03/27/05

Loc: Chester County, PA
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: bob midiri]
      #3826844 - 05/24/10 09:57 PM

Quote:

Awesome Lou!! How about naming it the Lincoln University Observatory!! Bob Midiri




Hey Bob. Maybe the DVAA group might like to see a picture or two

For all I know Lincoln University has an observatory. Could be an ugly lawsuit ... besides, you know how PA works. I don't really live in Lincoln University anyway


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Sidereus Nuncius
sage
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Reged: 03/27/05

Loc: Chester County, PA
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: 1965healy]
      #3826848 - 05/24/10 09:58 PM

Quote:

You could name it Van Helden Observatory after the guy who translated Siderius Nuncius.




Interesting idea. I might have to start a new thread and do a poll of names.


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bob midiri
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 06/17/04

Loc: pa 19320
Re: New Observatory in PA new [Re: Sidereus Nuncius]
      #3826857 - 05/24/10 10:04 PM

Yeh Lou send some over , bob

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