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#1476 CCD-Freak

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:37 AM

Here is my 6 x 10 x 6H SkyBox (with the roof on) at Okie-Tex.  It is a nice size for my smaller imaging setups.

 

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:43 AM

Here it is with the roof off.  The computer area is enclose which keeps the computer dry during dewy nights.  Keeps the wind off me too. (^8

 

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#1478 CCD-Freak

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:45 AM

Inside.....WO 80ED on my AP900.  I captured over 16GB of image data at Okie-Tex this year....even when the wind was blowing.

 

WO-80ED on AP900 at Okie-Tex.JPG

 

 

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#1479 MHamburg

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 12:04 PM

Hi John,

I just got a beautiful used AP900 for my Edge 11HD. How do you like the mount?

 

Michael

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#1480 CCD-Freak

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 03:54 PM

I love my AP900.....Best astro-purchase I ever made. It carries whatever I put on it.  (^8

 

AT60ED on AP900.JPG

 

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#1481 Jeff B

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 04:37 PM

Hi John,

I just got a beautiful used AP900 for my Edge 11HD. How do you like the mount?

 

Michael

Nice set up Michael.

 

I love my AP 900 mount!

 

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#1482 MHamburg

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 10:13 AM

Hi Jeff,

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 02:59 PM

Just finished my own roll off observatory smile.gif

 

Telescopes: 10" DK R. F. Royce (F/20) and APM APO 152

 

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#1484 HansD

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:38 PM

Mostly done with my new observatory near San Miguel, CA. Just need to paint, add solar power, landscape a path so I won't have to track mud. The piers are offset so I can put a cabinet in near the door and a desk in the opposite corner.

 

It's 12 feet by 16 feet and the walls are 6 feet high. I can point either scope down to about 10 degrees above the horizon.

 

I'm at 1200 ft elevation under Bortle 3 skies. I have a Celestron EdgeHD on a Losmandy G-11 and a Stellarvue SVR102 apo on a Losmandy GM-8 (and yes, they are not aligned yet but just generally pointed north).

 

Hans de Moor

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#1485 Scott123

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:41 AM

I've been working on my ROR observatory, here's a couple of photos. The walls and roof are made of SEPs (Structural Edible Panels).  The pier is made of stacked blocks, cemented together. The rails are strong, but brittle. I used decorative sugar beads for bearings. Note the solar panels on the South side of the structure.

 

  • Advantages: easily constructed with common kitchen tools. Environmentally friendly. Easy cleanup.
  • Disadvantages: Not vermin proof. Doesn't perform well in wet weather.

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#1486 seawolfe

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:38 AM

That's one "sweet" observatory!  wink.gif  lol.gif


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#1487 Eagle Butte Observatory

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:59 PM

Here is my version of the "roll-off" roof observatory...

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#1488 Eagle Butte Observatory

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:02 PM

The Eagle Butte Observatory houses a 14" Meade LX850 on a pier and has 7 other telescopes and several binoculars (including solar binos) that I use in public and private sessions.  The classroom can hold up to 20 people comfortably.  Check out my website at:

www.eaglebutteobservatory.ca


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#1489 MHamburg

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:25 AM

That, sir, is quite impressive!

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:34 PM

A short video of the roll off roof observatory: 

https://www.cloudyni...mage/87775-ror/

 

I'm trying to remote control the observatory roll off function. I've found that Gingerbread is the only version of Android that will interface properly.


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#1491 mikeDnight

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:56 PM

I'm not sure if I've posted any of these before on this forum, so I apologize if I have. My obs'y isn't as grand as many on here but its comfy!

 

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#1492 Scott123

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:10 PM

Here is my version of the "roll-off" roof observatory...

Eagle, how did you embed the link to the video? Mine looks different than yours.

 

Thank you,

 

Scott 



#1493 Eagle Butte Observatory

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:13 PM

I just loaded the video to my gallery and imported it from there. To be truthful half the time I am just fumbling through the processes and am finding more successes of late with the technology in this sight
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