New Dome Installed

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New Dome Installed

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Good day everyone...

After three years of procrastinating, I mean planning ;) , the dome went up on the new observatory today.

The past nine months have involved taking down two older observatories and building a new larger one to replace the decommissioned ones. I had a good friend stop by for the afternoon to help with some of the final assembly and installing the dome. Thanks Gord :bow

I will be a week doing up the finishing touches with some paint and caulk, then install the mount and scopes. If I make good time on it I maybe able to image the sun from here on the weekend.

Below are a few of the pics I have of the dome installed adjacent to the large roll off. This makes observatory number five in my life...I hope it is the last, but no promises made to Sandy :lol:
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I will post a more complete view of it when I have the fine bits finished and the mount/scopes installed.

Brian
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Looks nice. Congratulations


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Hi Brian,

Excellent. How big is the skirt of the dome. Looks a bit short to me, but I can be wrong.


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:hamster: :hamster: :hamster: hooray!! it looks fabulous :)

We have no idea of scale though, you need to get Sandy to take a picture with you stood next it to give us an idea of size :beanie:

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Excellent, Brian. Glad it all worked out. Looking good there.

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It Looks good Brian, well done.


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That looks great!!!

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It is beautiful !!


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Thanks for all of the comments and feedback on the new setup :bow

Rainer, the dome skirt needs to have an extension added before snow flies...the kit needs to be modified to fit onto non-stock walls that NexDome usually sells as a complete set.

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Planetary Work - SBIG CFW10, ASI290MM/ASI462+ADC

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Ha Setup: Home Brew Lunt Double Stack/B1800Ha
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Post by Rusted »

Very smart! :bow

An in idyllic surroundings too!


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Thanks Rusted :bow

We will see 'smart' it is when it get fully operational :lol:

My local conditions should start to improve in the day now that the landscape has green up in the past 2 months, and the crops in the fields now have covered the bare soil so the daytime heating should be reduced.

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Maple Ridge Observatory
Cambray, ON Canada

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/185395281@N08/albums

10'x15 Roll-off Roof Observatory
Takahashi EM400 Mount carrying:
C14 + Lunt 80ED
Deep Sky Work - ASI294MM/Canon 60D (Ha mod), SBIG STF8300/FW8, ONAG
Planetary Work - SBIG CFW10, ASI290MM/ASI462+ADC

8' Diameter Dome
MI250 Mount carrying:
Orion EON 130ED, f7 OTA for Day & Night Use
Ha Setup: Home Brew Lunt Double Stack/B1800Ha
WL & CaK Setup: Lunt WL Wedge or B1800CaK Wedge
Lunt LS80PT/LS75FHa/B1200Ha
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