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Backyard Observatories Custom Built Observatory

Aug 26 2007 02:35 AM | Erix in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

PCW Memorial Observatory – Custom Built by Backyard Observatories

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Author name: Erika Rix
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Dan's 12" Pier Plates

Jan 06 2010 10:25 AM | Lord Beowulf in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

Ok, for anyone thinking of pouring the concrete pier, the whole point is to have stability; gobs and gobs of stability (and of course to get rid of the tripod legs my wife always

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Author name: Michael Foegelle
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Cover Your Astro Portable Observatory

Dec 28 2009 09:20 AM | walrus in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

This observatory is easily assembled and broken down, it provides a nice wind break and blocks stray light, it protects you for dew and with the optionally made top cover can help to seal off

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Author name: Rusty Walston
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SkyShed POD (Personal Observatory Dome)

Dec 21 2009 11:37 AM | indyastro in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

Setup was substantially easier than building an observatory from scratch. However, the process wasn't exactly seamless. The dome comes in two pairs (four quadrants) that have to be

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Author name: Bruce Bowman
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AstroGizmo's AstroGazer

Dec 06 2007 02:13 AM | Snaproll in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

The observatory evaluation criterion was formed from posts on Cloudynights and applies to all three observatories, the ED, POD and now the AG

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Author name: Jim Welisek
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ExploraDome and POD Domes

Oct 12 2007 05:41 AM | Guest in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

Until recently the only low-cost alternatives have been opened roofed tents, PVC based enclosures or roll-off roofs.

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Author name: James Welisek
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Sirius 11.5' Observatory

Jun 09 2007 01:34 AM | Dan McConaughy in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

It's been two and a half years since I received and built my Sirius 11.5' Observatory

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Author name: Daniel McConaughy
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Unihedron Sky Quality Meter

Dec 08 2005 03:17 AM | Starman1 in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

It is a hand-held sky brightness measuring meter that gives a reading of the night sky's brightness in magnitudes per square arc-second

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Author name: Don Pensack
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Dark Sky Portable Panels

Mar 10 2005 01:44 PM | jokun in Observing Domes, Tents, and Panels

I recently acquired a Takahashi Mewlon 300. The open design of this scope makes it vulnerable to wind gust. I found I needed a way to block the constant Texas breeze. I spent some time trying to locate a solution with little luck. I finally stumbled on an ad at the back of Sky and Telescope for panels that block light. The design looked like it would make a good wind block.

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Author name: Jeff Webb
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