I have been working on this design for about 6 months now. It is an observatory incorporated in the garage of a new house I am building in a dark sky area of the East Kootenay Mountains in BC, Canada. I will be around 2,800' elevation and the climate is semi-arid.
I am interested in opinions, criticism, suggestions etc. (try not to be too harsh). This is a life long dream of mine and I want to get it as close to "right" as I can.
The design is a rectangle with a roll off roof. The interior dimensions are 8'-9 1/2" by 12'. I have shown it with 2 piers to mount 2 telescopes. One scope will be a large Refractor 132-153mm. The second will be a smaller solar scope (Coronado Solarmax 60) or a visual scope (WO GTF-81) for guests.
The room under the observatory is intended to be the warm "Control Room" and will house the computers etc..
The roll of roof rail system is called out as being "steel". This is not accurate I plan on using pressure treated wood. I have already purchased the V-groove wheels and will have the steel track that mounts on the wood rails custom fabricated.
If anyone is really interested in having a closer look PM me your contact info and I can send more details.