The Etna Astros Astronomy Club

Member Projects

 
  • Dave's Observatory
  • Jack's 14.4" f/5 telescope

Dave sends us these shots of his recently completed observatory! Beautiful, Dave!

 
 
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1 - Roof closed.
2 - Roof rolled off.
3 - Hand crank winch, pulley, and 1/8" galvanized cable system.  This one opens the roof.
4 - Cranking the roof closed with the second winch.
5 - Roof off with door open to show the scope inside.  (Walls are 6' high.)
5 - Roof off with door open to show the scope inside.  (Closer view with only partial view of the roof.)
6 - Scope through open door.  (Orion Atlas 10 EQ-G with Dynamo Pro battery power source.)
7 - Fold-away table (6' 2" long) I built against north wall.  When not in use it hangs flat against the wall.
8 - Just for the heck of it I included a scenic shot of the building with a smoke-reddened setting sun in the background.
 
The completed tube assembly is shown on a temporary alt-az mount. Great scope Jack!