I currently have a wooden pier sunk into ground, but would like to put an enclosure around it for protection from the elements and security.
I would like something that is only semi-permanent, as there is a chance we might move house in a few years time.
What I am thinking of doing, is to flatten the ground (the pier is on a slope) around the pier, put some paving stones around it to an area of 6x6', and put one of these Keter brand resin sheds around the pier (and modify the roof so it is removable):
Has anyone done something similar?
If so, do you have any tips how to make the roof removable?
Do you know if this will be big enough to house the mount with a 5" refractor? Is 6x6 needed or is 6x4 enough (for cost consideration)? The refractor (which is the longest instrument I have) with the imaging gear measures 1.3 m long (just over 4' but it will be at an angle). The long axis (6') of the shed will likely be aligned with the long axis of the telescope when parked, but I am not sure if 4' is enough width wise
I should note that I only image, so the observatory just needs to be big enough to allow free movement of the telescope. I do not need to be inside when it is operational
Thanks for any comment or suggestion
Edited by Henry from NZ, 22 May 2020 - 03:52 PM.