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#1 Starhawk

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 01:30 PM

It's rare to see anything this mainstream talk to anything as specialized in our hobby as building an observatory.

 

And yet, here is a set of plans and instructions to build a domed observatory:

 

https://www.skyatnig...me-observatory/

 

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 01:32 PM

The link doesn’t work . On my iPad anyway 


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Posted 12 October 2020 - 01:41 PM

link works on my desktop



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Posted 12 October 2020 - 01:42 PM

It's rare to see anything this mainstream talk to anything as specialized in our hobby as building an observatory.

 

And yet, here is a set of plans and instructions to build a domed observatory:

 

https://www.skyatnig...me-observatory/

 

-Rich

The Sky at Night article from August seems very detailed. From the description, the Sky at Night magazine is part of a licensed BBC brand. I may be wrong, but think of Sky and Telescope paying a premium to say CBS, NBC, or ABC to be part of their branding and media outlets. 

And yes, the link works on my MacBook just fine. 



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Posted 14 October 2020 - 10:10 AM

Yes, it is a very detailed article with good pictures and worth the read. 



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Posted 16 October 2020 - 11:13 AM

I liked the DIY aspect to everything in it- not that one would necessarily do what was done here the same way, but it is a complete set of instructions for something useful.  It has a separately supported floor and pier, which are critical features, even if one put a store-bought dome on top.

 

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Yes, it is a very detailed article with good pictures and worth the read. 


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