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dobsoscope
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DIY Aluminium dome new
      #5528348 - 11/19/12 04:28 PM

Any others?
http://www.sekas.co.uk/SEKAS/Ronobservatory.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dswtcULVuYA


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nytecam
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Loc: London UK
Re: DIY Aluminium dome [Re: dobsoscope]
      #5529423 - 11/20/12 06:05 AM

My 5.5ft ali dome for 12" Meade LX200 @
http://home.freeuk.com/m.gavin/mydome.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dswtcULVuYA


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dobsoscope
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: nytecam]
      #5540047 - 11/26/12 10:42 AM

Ever noticed any issues with thermal expansion of the aluminium on hot summer days? Does the timber framework take up the movement/?

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nytecam
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: dobsoscope]
      #5541518 - 11/27/12 04:37 AM

Quote:

Ever noticed any issues with thermal expansion of the aluminium on hot summer days? Does the timber framework take up the movement/?


No - I'm in UK @ 51N so the occasional hot day is nice

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dobsoscope
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: nytecam]
      #5541754 - 11/27/12 09:52 AM

How do metal domes in the desert cope with this? Anybody?

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MHamburg
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: dobsoscope]
      #5541776 - 11/27/12 10:09 AM

My 14' diy aluminum dome actually keeps the interior of the obs cooler than the outside temperature.
Michael


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dobsoscope
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: MHamburg]
      #5543916 - 11/28/12 01:41 PM

do you have photos online?

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My 14' diy aluminum dome actually keeps the interior of the obs cooler than the outside temperature.
Michael




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MHamburg
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: dobsoscope]
      #5544210 - 11/28/12 04:52 PM

I have one on this forum.
Michael


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Rustynuts
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Loc: East Tennessee
Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: dobsoscope]
      #5552982 - 12/03/12 10:20 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

Don't forget about mine.

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dobsoscope
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: Rustynuts]
      #5553509 - 12/04/12 08:09 AM

Do you notice the effects of expansion in hot weather? Shutter jamming etc..?

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Don't forget about mine.




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csa/montana
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: Rustynuts]
      #5553624 - 12/04/12 09:29 AM

Wow! That's a beauty, and great skies also!

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CounterWeight
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5560540 - 12/08/12 09:02 AM

What is that large blue feature in the upper half of the image... above the treeline... behind the obs?

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Rustynuts
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5577785 - 12/18/12 07:13 PM

that is probably A buzzard aka turkey vulture . have many of them here.

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Dr Morbius
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Re: DIY Aluminium dome new [Re: Rustynuts]
      #5581759 - 12/21/12 12:42 AM

I believe he means the "Blue Sky".

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