Everything's up with all parts flying in formation. The dome has the advantage of better protection against the elements and better protection against ambient light. And bushes around the bottom will probably help too - although its too late to plant this year. Some animals are worth having around, though. The shelter afforded by an observatory may make more days of observing possible for you. So what astronomical goals can I set for my coming Dome C winter?
The Biggest Astronomy Event in Southeast Texas!
Back in full operating mode at long last. And here in Barrington Rhode Island a full shelter will be most welcome in mid-winter. September 21, Shutter almost complete. From the location that I had chosen there was a slight grade of the lot from high on the northwest to low on the southeast as well as high in the north to low in the south. With 11 years I got my first telescope, a 60 mm refractor, and became primarily interested in observing and photographing the Moon and the planets. The weekend of Nov was dry. It also makes it easier to take your observatory with you if you ever move.
ScopeDome V3, 3m diameter observatory dome
The observatory was "domed" the night of Nov 27th. Meade Lightbridge, finally uncovered. This latest managerial solution constitutes doubtlessly the arrival point also for more demanding amateur astronomers, since it allows running observation sections entirely similar to those undertaken by professional astronomers. Not in a professional context. In my case, adding shutters and planter boxes made my observatory acceptable to my spouse and, apparently, to my neighbors. My name is Richard Evans.
Club members were involved in both the design and construction of the observatory and the telescope. I am a physician specializing in legal medicine. September - After considerable lobbying with local utilities and government the three nearest streetlights have been changed from Cobra Head to full cut-off fixtures. Rich S came by to lend a hand, and this was our initial attempt at cutting down the base. For the TEC, a field-flattening optics is available.