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#101 Mr.päivinen

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:11 AM

Here is MP-observatory. Location Finland.
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#102 RobertED

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:40 PM

Here's Brown Avenue Observatory located on Brown Ave., in Johnston RI. It houses a C-11 on an Atlas mount.

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#103 Scott Horstman

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

Update from my first pic from April 07 with the Sirius removed and the Ash installed.

CNsters at our star party, BEOTS.

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#104 Scott Horstman

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:22 PM

Blast From the Past

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#105 StarWrangler

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:53 PM

This is my little Observatory
Uses a garage door motor to move the roof back &
forth

Alan

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#106 Chris Schroeder

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:17 PM

I sure do love the color of the leaves in photo Alan :)
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#107 StarWrangler

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:08 AM

Thanks Chris,

That year the colors were very bright and vivid.

Some years they are very dull.

I just caught it at the right time.


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#108 Neil27

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:02 PM

Not too late to join the party.

Here is Starsoverlimetree Observatory.

And link to my website in my signature.

Regards, Neil.

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#109 piaras

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:12 PM

Here is a picture of what we call the Williams Observatory. Skypod with 5 bays. We also have an area on the pad for guest scopes. Ultima 8 on steel pier on the inside.

http://wrx-now.tripod.com

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#110 csa/montana

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:19 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights! Glad to have you join us!

Thanks for the photo of your Observatory, beautiful, indeed. Looks like you have fantastic open skies!

#111 rodney

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 05:30 PM

That is one awesome pad site and the views look great. And welcome to Cloudy Nights.

Clear skies,

#112 piaras

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:02 PM

Thanks for the compliment.
The property is in some rolling hills and this spot is at the top of the hill that the farm house and barns are located on. To the north we are above everything, East there is the house and barns, but that just means that we can not see the last 20 degrees or so, west there is a rise and trees but but only 10 degree above us. To the south we have no obstructions as per the north. With the solar panel and 2 Deep cycle batteries we have plenty of power for the three of us. Once the 4 feet of snow are melted off we hope to use the site alot more. Just a note about the pad. It was cheaper than building a wood platform and obviously low maintaince and very stable.

#113 RobertED

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:40 PM

Beautiful set-up!, Neil and Piaras!!!

#114 scopemankit

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:11 AM

The Cederberg Observatory,
240 km from Cape Town
South Africa.
16" Parkes newt (main dome)
12" Meade SC (roll off roof)
12" Home-made cass (new dome left of pic)
14" Home-made dob
12" Home-made dob

Owned and run by 7 amateur astronomers.
Open most Saturday nights to the public. (The sources of our visitors are the holiday and camping farms in the area)

Chris

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#115 rodney

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:29 AM

Chris,
Very,very nice set up. I am jealous. I bet those skies are incredible.

Kudos to you folks for offering such an awesome place for people to visit.

Clear skies,

#116 GeorgeDuke

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:09 PM

I might as well add my POD observatory.
It is nothing unusual but it is new to me and as important to me as all of your very nice setups I have been browsing through! Anyway, here it is down here in cloudy South Florida.

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#117 GeorgeDuke

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:12 PM

I find the POD very roomy and I am able to set up my 8" SCT on the pier and my 4" Stellarvue on the LXD75 mount and operate them both without interference!
I may even put a second pier in to get more walk around room.

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#118 RobertED

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:27 PM

That really is a GREAT set-up, George! Maybe, someday I'll get my 'approved funding' and go the same route!! :waytogo:

#119 Kaizu

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

Because of the cloudy nights and days, I built the Cityobservatory again.
The Cityobservatory
The building site

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#120 techmgr

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:37 PM

Lost my image on Tiny Pic for some reason. Here it is again:

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#121 Chris Schroeder

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:34 AM

Yeah, I'd say you you have a bit of a light pollution problem Kaizu. Nice obsevatory by the way :goodjob:

#122 John Downing

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:20 PM

Grampian Stars:
Robert: Your design inspired my observatory. I saw a picture of it somewhere and noticed the drop-down sides. But couldn't find it again so just used it as an inspiration. Mine is 10x12 and works great. Really like the openness you get with the sides down (great for star parties) but the wind protection where it is needed.

So, thanks for the inspiration! I will post a picture of mine when I have one!

#123 John Downing

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:20 PM

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#124 John Downing

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:20 PM

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#125 larry_kruzan

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 05:17 PM

Here is the start of Wishing Star Observatory. It will be a 12'x15' Roll off roof wit access into my workshop as a warm room/control room.

More to come as weather permits.

Larry Kruzan

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