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New Dome Installed

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:57 pm
by MapleRidge
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

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:32 pm
by torsinadoc
Looks nice. Congratulations

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:44 pm
by rsfoto
Hi Brian,

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

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:16 am
by Montana
: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:

Alexandra

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:23 am
by Carbon60
Excellent, Brian. Glad it all worked out. Looking good there.

Stu.

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:28 am
by Martin_S
It Looks good Brian, well done.

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:53 pm
by KMH
That looks great!!!

Kevin

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:36 pm
by christian viladrich
It is beautiful !!

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:52 pm
by MapleRidge
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.

Brian

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:20 am
by Rusted
Very smart! :bow

An in idyllic surroundings too!

Re: New Dome Installed

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:13 am
by MapleRidge
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.

Brian