In a post from a few days ago I was inquiring about vibration issues for a non-piller mounted scope but it brought up another issue that I wanted to start a new post on to hopefully get broader input on whether this is fundamentally just a bad idea, or have others managed to make this work in some fashion.
I'm looking to mount a telescope in the attic above a house where I would modify a section of the roof to allow it to slide back, or otherwise create an opening for the telescope. Someone mentioned thermals from the roof as well as coming up through the opening from the inside that could make any high power viewing problematic. As I'm mainly interested in solar system objects for this scope (house is in a fairly light polluted area), this is of key concern.
A few aspects of the design concept.
1) It would be at the souther edge of the roof line, i.e., the lower boundary of the opening would be just above the eves., so the view to the south would not be looking over the roof. The southern exterior wall of the house would however, be effectively right under the airspace just in front of the optical tube.
2) The attic is finished and heated space, so I would need to basically build a room around the scope in the attic that was heavily insulated.
So is this just madness, or can this be made to work?
Edited by astrobeast, 30 May 2020 - 01:43 PM.