Image of the day

Captured by
Tim Kittell

Sunspot Array's AR 3712, 3713, 3716

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

finished!

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,

Dan

Attached Image:

mintakax's attachment for post 1856
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
SWEET!!!!
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!
ENJOY IT!


Ivan.

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

Ivan's Observatory
Lat 26N 16' 48" Long 80W 10' 48"
[COLOR="Red"]Personal Website:[/COLOR] http://www.ivangastaldo.com

CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky - Moderator
I like to complain about everything - Moderator
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 !!

Dan