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Lobo59
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Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5596617 - 12/30/12 05:35 PM

I wonder about the wind too, but I figure there aren't any flat surfaces so hopefully I'm safe!

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Lobo59
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Reged: 12/05/10

Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: DGB]
      #5596624 - 12/30/12 05:40 PM

Beautiful job Donovan. I especially like the deck. Well done.

Larry


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Qwickdraw
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 03/03/12

Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! *DELETED* new [Re: Rick Needham]
      #5599281 - 01/01/13 09:50 AM

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AB9MS
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Reged: 10/19/12

Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Qwickdraw]
      #5600024 - 01/01/13 05:40 PM

When are you getting a dome put on that?

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pereloup
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Reged: 02/10/11

Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Rick Needham]
      #5610002 - 01/07/13 11:24 AM

Here is mine ...



Stephan


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StarWrangler
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Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: pereloup]
      #5610187 - 01/07/13 12:53 PM

Stephan,

That is a perfect example of a Flip Top Observatory!

How about posting your construction steps for others.

Enjoy,

Alan O


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BigNick
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Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: pereloup]
      #5610942 - 01/07/13 09:31 PM

Quote:

Here is mine ...



Stephan




Great job! Any construction details and/or pics you can provide?

Edited by BigNick (01/07/13 09:32 PM)


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pereloup
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Reged: 02/10/11

Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: BigNick]
      #5614284 - 01/09/13 06:55 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Here is mine ...



Stephan




Great job! Any construction details and/or pics you can provide?




Of course! It's a 6' by 6' platform, 6' high made of 2 by 4 lumber and 1/4" plywood. There are holes in the floor so the tripod legs can go through so the scope won't move when I'm inside. Everything is control via a laptop inside the observatory.

You will find more pictures and plans at ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrogg/sets/72157629349631735/

Stephan


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Joe Bergeron
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Reged: 11/10/03

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! *DELETED* new [Re: bhedges]
      #5617693 - 01/11/13 06:08 PM

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Loc: montana
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Joe Bergeron]
      #5617907 - 01/11/13 08:01 PM

Details about music, etc., is best handled by PM's; so we can keep the thread on topic.

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Peter Gerland
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Reged: 08/14/07

Loc: Germany, Northeim
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5656719 - 02/01/13 04:40 PM

Great Obs!! Thanks for inspiration.

this is my :

http://www.peges.de/onthefly.php?bilder/astro/diy/huette/huette2012.jpg+1200+800

Peter


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Bart
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/28/06

Loc: Somewhere near Charlottesville...
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Lobo59]
      #5658125 - 02/02/13 01:12 PM

Quote:

Real happy with the dome, works great, a good value but wish I had ordered the Aluminum ring.

Larry




What ring are you talking about.

Thanks
Bart


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zawijava
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Reged: 10/06/07

Loc: Wells, Maine 04090
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #5669899 - 02/08/13 10:26 PM

Could someone tell me the who makes the Observatory seen in this Post?
thanks! -Tim

oops, thought the original picture would be copied here as part of the quote Just click John's name in the Subject line, it will show the pic there. thanks again!-Tim

Quote:

Frozen Tundra Observatory




Edited by zawijava (02/08/13 10:34 PM)


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timwetherell
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Reged: 09/03/10

Loc: A Land Down Under
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: pereloup]
      #5670033 - 02/09/13 01:14 AM

That's a very interesting idea for an observatory roof opening - I'm in the process of designing an observatory right now and that's really piqued my interest. thanks so much for posting Stephen

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Foehammer
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Reged: 06/29/06

Loc: Cyprus
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: pereloup]
      #5675369 - 02/12/13 07:49 AM

Quote:

Here is mine ...



Stephan




Stephan that is exquisite! Doesn't look too complicated or expensive so I might just give it a go!


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PWP
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Reged: 07/24/11

Loc: Moscow Mills, Missouri
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Rick Needham]
      #5697646 - 02/24/13 12:30 AM Attachment (42 downloads)

Here a link to some pictures of my build of a roll away observatory I bought on Amazon for under $500.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.517407268290547.123019.100000638365...


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zawijava
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Reged: 10/06/07

Loc: Wells, Maine 04090
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! [Re: PWP]
      #5697994 - 02/24/13 10:17 AM

nice job indeed

Quote:

Here a link to some pictures of my build of a roll away observatory I bought on Amazon for under $500.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.517407268290547.123019.100000638365...




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Bob Myler
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/18/06

Loc: St Louis, MO
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: PWP]
      #5700000 - 02/25/13 03:01 PM

Quote:

Here a link to some pictures of my build of a roll away observatory I bought on Amazon for under $500.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.517407268290547.123019.100000638365...




WOW - I happen to own that exact same building. It's on our back deck and it holds mostly lawn chairs. And now that I've seen what you have done with it - our lawn chairs may be looking for a new home!


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PWP
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Reged: 07/24/11

Loc: Moscow Mills, Missouri
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #5703324 - 02/27/13 11:34 AM

Thanks Bob. Let me know if you need to know where to get the parts such as the machine skates and the track rails if you want to mirror the build. Hint, Northern Tool and Lowes is your friend.

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astrodog73
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Reged: 02/22/13

Loc: Australia
Re: Post a pic. of your observatory! new [Re: PWP]
      #5704747 - 02/28/13 04:50 AM Attachment (87 downloads)

I built mine in 2007, treated pine and exterior plywood, roll-off roof. I wouldn't use plywood again for the exterior, or at least not cheap stuff anyway.... outer ply has degraded somewhat, has remained structural, but a little unsightly, and in need of a repaint.....
I replaced the hinged end-flap with a 4mm thick rubber strip recently, as the ply was rotting.

You can have a look at a webpage I made back then for construction pics if you like.
http://astro.astrodog.eml.cc/obs/observatory.html


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