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tstephens3956
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Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis new [Re: tstephens3956]
      #5995705 - 07/28/13 10:49 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Secret door:

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tstephens3956
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Reged: 07/26/13

Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis new [Re: tstephens3956]
      #5995715 - 07/28/13 10:57 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Stairs up:

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1965healy
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Reged: 06/23/07

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Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis new [Re: tstephens3956]
      #5995756 - 07/28/13 11:18 PM

Very nice!

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Starman27
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Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5996193 - 07/29/13 09:38 AM

Outstanding design. What structure is below the pier?

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*skyguy*
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Loc: Western New York
Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis new [Re: 1965healy]
      #5996239 - 07/29/13 10:07 AM

I've had that design for a "stealth" dormer observatory in the back of my mind for many years! I'm glad to see you have successfully built one. It looks great!

I have a different "stealth" design observatory installed on the top of my attached garage. I see from your posts you have a problem with wind shaking the very exposed telescope. I also had this problem until I installed "flip-up" plywood wind screens. They completely prevent any telescope vibrations even during very windy nights.

Here's a shot of my rooftop stealth observatory ... it's been in operation for almost 14 years:

Stealth Observatory

Good Luck with your observatory ... it's a real beauty!


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tstephens3956
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Reged: 07/26/13

Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #5996305 - 07/29/13 10:46 AM

Nice design. I will consider the flip-up wind screen.

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csa/montana
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Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis new [Re: tstephens3956]
      #5996622 - 07/29/13 01:35 PM

Outstanding design! Love the secret door!

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astro-monkey
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Reged: 01/28/13

Loc: Nebraska
Re: Roof top observatory in Indianapolis [Re: csa/montana]
      #5999079 - 07/30/13 08:38 PM

Wow that is amazing. I too love the secret door. If only there was a way I could implement one in my house

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