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#176 John Rogers

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:24 AM

Here is my SkyShed POD Observatory housing a Meade 12" LX200, under Bortle 2 skies.  Glow-in-the-dark stones mark the pathway.

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#177 kathyastro

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 02:54 PM

Here is the Hall's Harbour Observatory.  It is an 8' Exploradome on a 10' square building.  The building was moved to this site from its original site about 200km away.  My skies are around Bortle 2-3, depending on transparency.

 

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This was the observatory hitting the road, four years ago.

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 03:53 PM

No photos at this time. Hampton Ga. 



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:02 AM

Here is my SkyShed POD Observatory housing a Meade 12" LX200, under Bortle 2 skies.  Glow-in-the-dark stones mark the pathway.

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I've seen glow-in-the-dark pebbles, but not stones. Where did you get them? That is a great photo!

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:07 PM

Thanks Scott.  I got them from Amazon.  They are called pebbles/stone and are .5"-1" in size.  The foreground was exposed longer than the sky to bring out details, so the photo might exaggerate the perceived size.


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#181 Eagle Butte Observatory

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:47 PM

Outside of the observatory
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Outside of the observatory
 
Here are a few pics of my observatory

 


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#182 Eagle Butte Observatory

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:58 AM

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The latest telescope being added to the list is the 90mm Solarmax III with 30mm BF.  It hasn't arrived yet but excited to get it into action!



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:58 PM

Manzanita Hill Observatory at Sunset -- not the best for astronomy, but it makes for a pretty picture!

Build thread is here:  https://www.cloudyni...y-is-under-way/

 

 

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#184 John Carlini

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:27 PM

Sage Observatory -- A PierTech TS-3 ROR with a 7-foot square custom lower structure on a concrete pad. Completed in July 2017 prior to the solar eclipse, it sits at 4200 ft elevation in NW Wyoming. The attached photo shows a typical winter scene:

 

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#185 ssagerian

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:42 AM

Bill Arnett has a good list over at his site: http://obs.nineplane...bs/obslist.html

Not all CN members to be sure, but it's a good starting point

Im finding considerable number of broken web links, sites gone, it really needs to be cleaned up



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Posted 25 August 2020 - 09:58 PM

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Above is picture of my Sirius observatory. The system is computer controlled and capable of autonomous and remote operations.

Construction photos and genera info can be found here

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 10:29 PM

Urban Observatory (completed 2002).

http://www.astroshor...7f954495eab16a8

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 10:33 PM

this is a cool thread!
there are lots of fascinating observatories presented here and some guys really have a "castle" as dome - whow.

so here is my humble observatory:
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more about that and what is inside can be found here
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I ve been marking broken links, is this ok?



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 03:57 PM

I ve been marking broken links, is this ok?

 

New to the site and the hobby, not new to forums or web tech.

 

This whole things seems like it needs to be a google maps.

 

For example: I created this map with public editing. I added an example of a (fictional, for now) observatory and info, plus the McDonald in Texas.

 

Would be a better crowdsourcing path that's easier to self-update. It's what I would relaunch this thread with, but I am new here, so...



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Posted 14 September 2020 - 04:01 PM

Are you suggesting that obs owners mark on a public copy of google maps the location of their observatory? Think about that....


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 04:26 PM

Are you suggesting that obs owners mark on a public copy of google maps the location of their observatory? Think about that....

 

Not in the least. Nearest muni works just fine. Gives folks a reasonable bit of privacy while showing where folks are spread out and who has the darkest skies. For example, the one marked in CT is miles from its actual (theoretical) location.

 

Let's use @ClownFish's build detailed in here: https://www.cloudyni...es-observatory/. They'd create a listing with the name "Edgewood Skies", drop the pin somewhere in the NM highlands, and provide a link to the thread they're detailing construction in. Would look about like this. It's actually effective, even without being near the actual location, because it still gives you an idea of what it's near and how dark it will be.


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 04:36 PM

So Im not the moderator but in theory I like the idea but perhaps instead of an actual map a representation of each state (of course there are sites all over the world), when you click on a state it shows you  list of sites in that state with links to owner uploaded images, notes, etc but no real geo info..?

AIS,  I like the idea but I am almost 100% sure someone will inadvertently provide their exact location leaving them open to unscrupulous sorts. Id hate to hear of someone losing a $10K mount ...


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 04:52 PM

So Im not the moderator but in theory I like the idea but perhaps instead of an actual map a representation of each state (of course there are sites all over the world), when you click on a state it shows you  list of sites in that state with links to owner uploaded images, notes, etc but no real geo info..?

AIS,  I like the idea but I am almost 100% sure someone will inadvertently provide their exact location leaving them open to unscrupulous sorts. Id hate to hear of someone losing a $10K mount ...

 

Yeah, that would suck.

 

Unfortunately, an international, regional map setup... would require a bit more programming. I'm not aware of any easy-to-setup map like that. >_<




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