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#26 Marco Prunotto

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:24 AM

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#27 Marco Prunotto

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:40 AM

Hi Everyone,

big installation day today!

(obviously raining cats and dogs).

This is where they are this evening, now a little bit of relax, the installation team will be @ dinner at home, some nice bottles of Barolo deserved. Tomorrow installation of the mechanical parts and the slit closure, the solar panels and hopefully the telescope.

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#28 Marco Prunotto

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 03:52 AM

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#29 Marco Prunotto

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 05:58 AM

Ok, another small step this morning (at least it does not rains cats and dogs).

Installed the slit closure and preparing the motors (soon the solar panels) hopefully by end of today...4f5f23b3805bab06cc015718d327b88a.jpg
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#30 dmdouglass

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 10:35 AM

Looking Fantastic !



#31 Marco Prunotto

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:25 AM

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Ok, though we have not finished here is the photo of the team of Columbia Optics that came here to Delemont to build the dome. Since here in Switzerland we can’t work on Sunday (you need a special permission we had not time to ask for), motors and telescope will be installed when Mr. Bonadiman of Columbia Optics (second from left) will be back from Chile where he need to build a (big) planetarium.

I will be in any case traveling for most of this time and next time we will have motors, desk & shelves, solar panels, remotisation and finally the 8” apo installed.

Wow, it’s a big adventure.
A lot of space inside this dome, great for 4 people at the same time.

Thanks ColumbiaOptics!
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#32 Marco Prunotto

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:41 AM

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:12 AM

Marco,

Very Nice! 

The very best of clear skies to you, and enjoy.

 

John



#34 Marco Prunotto

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:06 PM

I’ve been to the observatory last night, even if the telescope is not installed, just to probe the inner space and take some measurements for the ladder.

Incredible sensation. Open the dome slit by hand (motors still to be installed, and no energy for the time being). Paf! you have th sky upon you. then I took my measurements and far in the valley the dome collected the sound of a belltower, by chance I was exiting the observatory at the same time and I’ve noticed that the belltower sound was not perceivable outside. All along the evening, while continuing taking my measurements, I’ve again and again noticed the dome “harvesting” sounds coming from the valley and sort of amplifying them. At the end of my stay, a couple of deersstopped by and the dome stolen also their voices.

Amazing.
closed the dome, fix it with a bolt and left.
Looking forward to have the scope installed.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:14 PM

Those would be pretty interesting situations, each of them! Obviously, the shape of the dome is picking-up and amplifying those sounds.

 

Cool experiences! Thanks Marco, keep the updates coming and good luck with your build!

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:28 PM

An audio-telescope. It should work best at the focal point of the sphere ------ fantastic. You may actually be able to select the direction you receive the sound from by rotating the dome. Life is good.




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