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November 10, 2018 10:00 AM Forum: Home Observatories

Wan't to make 2 Domes is that possible

Posted By kiwi slim

Hello, 
I have a Shed with a sloping roof
is almost 5 Meters by 2 meters

can i put 2 DOMES on it is that possible

Is there someone with experience !!!!
wan't a nice dome not a Mickey Mouse dome 

thanks smile

November 10, 2018 02:21 PM Forum: SCI-FI

THIS BOOK WILL READ FOR YOU

Posted By kiwi slim

Star Wars cassetterecorder from 1983
Has Good Sounds for 35 years. ago
for the new generation tape walkman is like ipod in the old days



<-------  this is the walkman 



November 11, 2018 03:48 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

polarex unitron N.S 132F telescope

Posted By kiwi slim

polarex unitron N.S 132F  telescope
hello
nice to meet you all .... have polarex N.S 132F  telescope
I think that the company stopped about in end of the 90s
my questions is!!!!!  
what for softwares are used in the 90s

thanks
\('^0^,)/ 

November 12, 2018 09:51 PM Forum: Home Observatories

Wan't to make 2 Domes is that possible

Posted By kiwi slim

Originally Posted by James Gort
Hi Kiwi,

I do have some experience making domes, so I'll try to give the best advice I can. Of course, you can do it (build 2 - 2m domes), but first, there's a few questions along with my suggestions.

1) Why do you want two domes? Do you have two scopes, and there's no space for an additional dome? Will 2m be big enough for your current or planned scopes?
2) In what direction is the longer (5m) side oriented - N/S or E/W? Because having two domes next to each other WILL cut off part of the sky visible from each dome. That's an important consideration.
3) What is your budget? You can buy two commercial 2m domes, but that's pretty expensive. It's much cheaper to make them or to convert a hemispherical dome (or silo).
4) Make sure you can make very stable bases for your mounts, well sunk into the ground, and isolated from the observatory floor.
5) Now, my experience. I couldn't afford commercial domes, so I bought a 3m and a 6.1m hemispherical (architectural) domes made from galvalume panels from a company here in Canada specializing in those items. Fairly cheap. Not sure if similar things are available in the Netherlands. The main difficulty was in constructing the bi-parting shutters. If you go that route, I would make sure you have access to welding equipment. "Up and Over" doors are probably easier to fabricate, but I like the look of bi-parting shutters.

So, good luck. Hope it turns out well for you.

Cheers,

James Gort

Kiwi
Thanks for mail James ...  just like the idea to have 2 dome,s  ... have a super beautiful 4inch telescope
off 102mm 1500mm,
my telescope friend is into old telescopes he says i have the nicest polarex telescope of the netherlands

yes think to make my self dome !!!! to keep the cost down, but I have expensive taste ,,,, hahaha ^_=

by the way you have a picture of your Dome
thank you James was fun and intrasand


November 14, 2018 09:08 AM Forum: Home Observatories

Wan't to make 2 Domes is that possible

Posted By kiwi slim

Originally Posted by James Gort
Message 2 -
hi 

is that a silo dome
yes james you pull my strings 

ohhhh yes 16.5cm 1880 Cooke. super mooi  
is nearly 6/5 inch lens if I am correct

my telescope friend has 25 Meesters very super mooi
so cool can sleep neer your telescope ...hahahaha !!!! lol 

November 15, 2018 04:03 PM Forum: Home Observatories

Wan't to make 2 Domes is that possible

Posted By kiwi slim

Originally Posted by James Gort
Hi Kiwi,

Well - it's not quite a silo dome. It's an "architectural dome" from this Canadian  company: http://demuth.com/domeroofs.php.

As I said before, they're fairly inexpensive, but not so easy to convert to a telescope dome - with bi-parting shutters.

I did a quick search, but couldn't find a comparable company in the Netherlands or even the EU. Hope you can.

Cheers,

James

thanks james
hahaha (^_=)/ will look for one. dome in netherlands

how did you find your cooke 1880 telescope 
and how manny did they make 
is it a rare telescope

thanks 
kiwi








November 20, 2018 07:07 PM Forum: Home Observatories

Wan't to make 2 Domes is that possible

Posted By kiwi slim

Originally Posted by James Gort
The story is fairly interesting. On July 4, 2001, the Coventry and Warwickshire Astronomical Society (CWAS) in the UK placed an ad on Astromart for bids. I couldn't resist, so I gave a modest bid. But they got many bids, including one from Warwick University (where it was being stored). So I didn't hold out much hope.

The highest bid was apparently from a chap in the U.S. On September 13, 2001, he came back to his office from holidays - to find them destroyed in the World Trade Centre attack (Sept. 11). Many of his friends were killed. So he didn't follow up.

After much more negotiations, I finally won it - and it was delivered by Ocean Freight in December, 2002.

I don't know if it's rare or not. Some Universities have 6" Cookes. I believe the University of Toronto has one. Mine was donated to CWAS by Captain G.T. Smith-Clarke - https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/George_Thomas_Smith-Clarke

James

kiwi
wow!! don't know much Cookes .... will ask my friend .... hes into old telescopes..
you have a nice telescope i think rare or not ... is still a very nice telescope
you know. new telescopes don't have soul 
now days they are from plastic or cheaply make and design is super ugly

was on youtube see this is fun just to see it
Dome making https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF_w4RaBg2o

see you
kiwi



November 22, 2018 08:24 PM Forum: My Favorite WIMP.COM or YOUTUBE.COM

launching my newest telescope the POLAREX 132F

Posted By kiwi slim

launching my newest
telescope the 
POLAREX 132F
coming soon to YouTube 
132F polarex Rare telescope 
what do you Think off this Telescope (^_^)/


January 11, 2019 01:04 PM Forum: Eyepieces

super unihex

Posted By kiwi slim

hallo

this is a cool rare super unihex eyepieces

40mm and 12,5mm and 7mm and 5mm and 4mm
you can look 6 times don't neet swap every time the eyepieces,


this is normal unitron unihex



thanks you smile
thank you smile

January 11, 2019 01:05 PM Forum: Eyepieces

super unihex

Posted By kiwi slim

Originally Posted by kiwi slim
hallo

this is a cool rare super unihex eyepieces 

has 60mm and 40mm and 12,5mm and 7mm and 5mm and 4mm
you can look 6 times don't neet swap every time the eyepieces,

old telescopes are cool and good looking 
this is mine polarex super unihex 


thanks you smile