My previous "observatory" was a deck on my garage roof with a pier that I could access thru a hatch in the roof. I called it my Star Nest. You may have seen it here.
I thought it was quite clever and it worked well but I am getting too old to crawl thru a tunnel with my gear. I really wanted something 100% permanent.
So I created Version 2.0. It is a dormer with a roll-off roof. You can see the wheels that it rolls up the roof on. It is about 4 feet on a side so it has just enough room for my scope to be permanently mounted and all my extra gadgets are right at hand. My "control" room is just 3 feet away with a desk and computer under the roof.
When needed, I can raise and lower the scope using the built-in car jack and it remains remarkably level going up and down. I am really loving this. Just had a good rain and no leaks!!!
Edited by descott12, 15 October 2019 - 05:11 PM.