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Started by mintakax, 10/07/2002 07:16PM
Posted 10/07/2002 07:16PM Opening Post
I just finished my roll off roof observatory--its at a dark site in the foothills an hour west of Boulder CO at 8000ft.
It was a real bear to construct, the roof rolls off easily and all of the electronics are powered by a solar charged array of batteries. Two other pictures follow.

Thanks for looking,


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Posted 10/07/2002 07:18PM #1
Posted 10/07/2002 07:32PM #2
Nice design and beautiful execution.

-Paul S. Walsh
Posted 10/07/2002 08:25PM #3
I gotta keep playing Lotto, so I can buy me a lot in the middle of nowhere and build me an observatory!!!

Very nice job Dan!


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Coconut Creek, FL

Ivan's Observatory
Lat 26N 16' 48" Long 80W 10' 48"
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Posted 10/08/2002 07:05PM #4
Hi --
Thanks to all for the compliments ! They are much appreciated. The observatory dimensions are 10'x12'3" (the 3" was a screw up smile ). The scope is a C14 on an older Losmandy GM200. Its so nice to just pop open the roof and get down to business !!