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Observatory at Stanford

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Observatory at Stanford

Description

This was originally in my backyard but I had too many trees, so I tried the roof.

Biggest issue was a solid base for the pier. What I did was put two large bolts into the major structural element holding the roof up. Then 130 lbs of concrete and mounted a Pier-Tech elevating mount pier.

I also have the small Pier-Tech observatory and it gets in under code sizing.

I run DC3 Dreams Expert Scheduler and on the wise advice of Bob Denny I do not raise the Pier above roof level (gives me a 45 DEG horizon, which is plenty.

I use a Lunatico Astronomy cloud sensor:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/lunaticoastro_en/conversations/messages

I also run a Davis weather station:

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KCASTANF2#history

Rob (Pfile)'s scope is on the mount and my Tak 180 ED in the corner.

It is on a Mach1 mount (thanks for all the help Howard).

The rest of the equipment is as described below.

Finally, the hatch is from Gorter and drops to my den. It is electrically controlled.

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Description: 2018 initial wysteria to provide insulation.

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Description: Growth and flowering in 2019.

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Description: Current state after heavy pruning in 2021.

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