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Observatory 2 is UP!

Started by IGastaldo, 02/13/2007 03:51PM
Posted 02/13/2007 03:51PM Opening Post
Well, after Wilma decided to tear apart my newly built observatory (back then), I decided to rebuild and I'm now in the finishing stages of it... 8)
Then I'll have until June to think about ways to reinforce the building... 8)

Here are some shots of my NEW building... wink (I'm still working on touch ups and some modifications to the original setup)

Clear skies, my friends!





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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

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Posted 02/13/2007 03:51PM | Edited 02/13/2007 03:51PM #1
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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 02/14/2007 08:38AM #2
Hey....nice job Ivan 8) In your location it seems that all you can do for a metal shed type building is an iterior 3/4" screwed plywood core, diagonal roof frame stiffeners and dont laugh but...... the same precautions that they have taken at Mount Washington in NH.against uplift wink

Nice Job!!! smile



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Tom T.
Guilford, CT smile
Posted 02/14/2007 09:17AM #3
I'm glad to see that you'll be up and running soon, Ivan.
You have a nice, clean design.
I hope this one is well anchored to the ground.
My regards,

dan
Posted 02/14/2007 03:33PM #4
Fantastic Ivan! Good to see you rebuilding! wink grin smile 8) !

Please visit my Observatory Construction pics at: http://community.webshots.com/album/136917818udlQWZ
And check out this place too!
http://www.observatorycentral.com/

http://cleardarksky.com/c/PtnGrdObAZkey.html



Posted 02/14/2007 07:08PM #5
Ivan, Congradulations! Your new observatory looks great and seems to have plenty of room inside. Hope you get plenty of clear nights to fully appreciate your hard work!

Regards,
Steve
Posted 02/15/2007 06:06AM #6
Congratulations, Ivan! It's looking really good!

Eric