NorthStar Farms Observatory - Canton GA:
Explora-dome 8' on a 10x10 in my front pasture - completed this weekend after a year of on and off building. Using my G-11 mount but, assuming I can get the results with this I want, plan on up-grading to AP-1600. Foster systems setup - very buggy - but working through tweaking the numbers to see if it's worth keeping.
Only issue I'm having so far is moisture under the floor, so I have to vent the brick base of the building somewhere - which sucks.
Other than that, after a year of total PITA work, comments very welcome!
Link to build images and interior: http://madmanrc.com/Observatory.html
Not only is that a top notch observatory... but your farm is gorgeous! And I did see a mounting block as a temporary stair case.