My astronomy project:
Building an Observatory
(or a playhouse for big boys and girls)
Making of an Observatory
- Roof mechanics
- EQ6 mount inside observatory
- Floor around pier
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Page IV.1: Building a floor to the observatory
Have you ever drop a part from your telescope on the ground and then couldn't find it again?
Maybe one very big reason to have a floor in the observatory.
A more controlled environment is an another benefit.
Before I started with the floor, I was very curious how my EQ6 mount would look like and fit inside the observatory.
This is how it looks, as you can see I have to raise the mount with a distance from the pier to come up in level of the wall's upper side.
I plan to have a bigger mount in future, that why it's so low now.
Maybe I even rebuilt this mount to a no meridian flip mount, then I also need more space: