James Paulson's roll off roof observatory at the Sunridge Observatory site, taken in the summer of 1986, housing a 10 inch f/5 Cave Astrola Newtonian reflector telescope

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nice Amateur Observatory Design

Amateurs are building some really amazing observatories these days to house their gear in. I recently ran across this one on a favorite website and am simply amazed at how far they have come. This particular one features a seperate heated control room where imaging can be performed with relative comfort while the telescope sits exposed to the elements.

Inside the dome sits a myriad of equipment and wiring to control the mount and camera gear remotely. This is a fantastic setup.