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Steve-O-Reeno
Vendor (AstroShanty)


Reged: 01/25/12

Backyard Observatory for less than $450!
      #5495790 - 10/30/12 06:24 AM

Check out astroshanty.com
Thanks!


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Spoonsize
DURHAM 157494
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Reged: 08/27/04

Loc: Stuck in a Time Warp.
Re: Backyard Observatory for less than $450! new [Re: Steve-O-Reeno]
      #5495891 - 10/30/12 09:03 AM

link?

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mayidunk
Don't Ask...
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Reged: 02/17/10

Loc: Betwixt & Between...
Re: Backyard Observatory for less than $450! new [Re: Spoonsize]
      #5496273 - 10/30/12 02:28 PM

Quote:

link?



www.astroshanty.com


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Thomas Karpf
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 02/09/09

Loc: Newington, CT
Re: Backyard Observatory for less than $450! new [Re: mayidunk]
      #5499152 - 11/01/12 10:24 AM

Cool. I'd love to see a slot (perhaps a removable section in the front wall that hooks in place) that would allow this to be used with a dob. Also, is it narrow enough that one person could reach across the middle to pick the entire observatory up to rotate it?

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Steve-O-Reeno
Vendor (AstroShanty)


Reged: 01/25/12

Re: Backyard Observatory for less than $450! new [Re: Steve-O-Reeno]
      #5503505 - 11/04/12 08:00 AM

Had the scope out last night...really clear, beautiful views from the comfort of my AstroShanty. It took less that 10 minutes to set-up and less than 15 minutes to strike it and stow it! Check it out @ astroshanty.com

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Gastrol
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/04/11

Loc: los angeles
Re: Backyard Observatory for less than $450! new [Re: Steve-O-Reeno]
      #5503794 - 11/04/12 11:40 AM

I'm also curious to hear if one person can rotate it.

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Steve-O-Reeno
Vendor (AstroShanty)


Reged: 01/25/12

Re: Backyard Observatory for less than $450! new [Re: Gastrol]
      #5504259 - 11/04/12 05:25 PM

In a word...yes. You just sort of lift and move it in the direction it needs to go. It is very light. I have also considered rollers or rounded caps for the bottom. We will be posting some videos to demo a lot of these features in the next few days so please check back often!

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Steve-O-Reeno
Vendor (AstroShanty)


Reged: 01/25/12

Re: Backyard Observatory for less than $450! new [Re: Steve-O-Reeno]
      #5514685 - 11/11/12 03:58 PM

Check-out the FAQs for The AstroShanty Backyard Observatory at astroshanty.com

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