Construction




Observatory

 

The observatory was build in the summer of 2006. It was a 'roll-off roof' design made by modifying a 3x3m garden shed from the local shop. The main telescope was mounted on an APT wedge on a concrete pier (Ø25cm). To keep the inside temperature as close to the ambient temperature as possible no insulation had been used. A dehumidifier was installed to ensure that the humidity is low even on rainy days. An old PC was used to control the telescope and cameras during image aquisitions.

 

 

The observatory seen from the outside.

 

The telescopes on the permanent concrete pier.