So with the current New Zealand lock down I've not been able to get out to dark sky locations to do astro photography and this has become a nudge I need to set up an observatory at home. Thing is that I only have a smallish wooden deck as a feasible area to build on. I can see the south pole once I trim some of the tress and a clear view around the zenith. I can sink a pier about a meter and a half down to the ground but I don't have space for even a small dome and my city is known for high winds.
Then I was inspired by the set up of the comet hunter Gennadiy Borisov, as per the attached photo which looks to fit the bill - something like a scope motel but easier to close up.
I've currently got a WO 90 Megrez and 200p newtonian on a heq5 mount, but would like to be able to upgrade the scope and mount at some point in the future when funds allow but still retain the same 'cover'.
So what I'm looking to see is if anyone has any recommendation if this design is feasible as a first build, blueprints or guides of a similar build and likely issues or alternatives to consider.
Thanks in advance
Edited by fulhair, 01 May 2020 - 07:11 AM.