Finally, our remote observatory is built, by Scott and Bob from BYO, together with my local contractors. I do not know which name I should give it. West Texas Observatory (WTO)? Lol. Please give some advice.
Just let everyone know that Scott and his team finished two observatories in West Texas in the past 2 weeks, and now they are heading to Arizona for their next project. He said he probably still has ~15 projects on their list. Therefore this is quite a busy year for them. Please be patient when you contact them. Make sure you really want to build one in the near future so that they can put you on their list.
The other thing I want to mention is the price will be increased because of the shortage of lumber during the Covid time. My observatory is 15.6 by 15.6. The lumber should be ~2.3 k but the real price for the materials is 4.5 k. For those on the list and who want to build this year, please get prepared for more investment. Basically, we eat up the price change mostly after we negotiated with Scott. This is not their fault. Scott and Bob are really nice guys! They finished our observatory in 5 days.
The slab and 4 concrete piers cost us around 6 k. This observatory is Model CJE Max 15'6" x 15'6", which is around 14 k (after price change). The total is around 20 k, shared by four people.
Edited by syxbach, 05 April 2021 - 09:08 AM.