We are building a roll-top roof observatory on St Croix, USVI... Tree Frog Observatory...
Poured concrete construction... Not doing a pier.
Since we are essentially building this remotely right now, we had to simplify things for the architect and builder who have never built an observatory. Getting the building roughly lined up N-S was a small hurdle. Trying to explain building piers, etc was too complicated and expensive. I work in a campus observatory and my telescope on the concrete pad works just fine.
We started off with purchased plans from Backyard Observatories. Sent those to the architect so that he could modify them for local code. Have been trying to get in touch with Scott about purchasing some of the hardware, but he ... Would have hired him to supervise, but he never responded, answered,...
Tree Frog Obs Construction
Other than Etelman Obs (located on St. Thomas), does anyone know of any other observatories (amateur) in the USVI? (Yes, I'm aware of the radio dish that is part of the VLBA at the other end of the island.)
Edited by adastragrl, 28 February 2021 - 04:01 PM.