Building a roll off roof observatory

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Building a Roll-Off Roof or Dome Observatory: A Complete Guide for Design and Construction by John Stephen Hicks

Almost every practical astronomer eventually aspires to have a fixed, permanent observatory for his or her telescope. A roll-off roof or dome observatory is the answer for the most popular home observatory design. Building a Roll-Off or Dome Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly increase your enthusiasm for the project.

The author, both an amateur astronomer and a professional landscape architect, answers many of the common questions asked about observatory construction, covering the following topics:

- Zoning, and by-law requirements common to most states, towns and municipalities

- Where to locate the observatory

- How to tailor the observatory for your particular needs

- Tools and structural components required

- Possible variations in design

- How to combine the structure with other structures (incorporating a garden patio under the gantry in

the roll-off roof observatory, for example)



This fully detailed outlines step-by-step construction, with professional detailed diagrams for each phase of construction.
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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series. Almost every practical astronomer who takes the pursuit to its second level aspires to a fixed, permanent housing for his telescope, permitting its rapid and comfortable use and avoiding hours of setting-up time for each observing.
John Stephen Hicks

Building a Roll-Off Roof Observatory

Information Discussion 0 Files Holdings. Series Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series Subject category Astrophysics and Astronomy Abstract Almost every practical astronomer who takes the pursuit to its second level aspires to a fixed, permanent housing for his telescope, permitting its rapid and comfortable use and avoiding hours of setting-up time for each observing session. Building a Roll-off Roof Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly provoke your enthusiasm for the project. The author, both an amateur astronomer and professional landscape architect, answers many of the common questions asked around observatory construction covering the following topics: Site planning, zoning, and by-law requirements common to most states, towns and municipalities Opportunities for locating the observatory Tailoring the observatory for your particular use Tools and structural components required to build it Variations in footing design to suit your soil conditions Variations possible in design through photographs from owners throughout USA and Canada Opportunity to utilize the structure for in combination with others— incorporating a Garden patio under the gantry for example This fully-detailed book outlines step-by-step construction. Back to search. Record created , last modified Similar records.

Our roll-off roof astronomical observatories are custom-designed and built to suit your individual requirements. Whatever telescope you have and wherever it needs to go, we can create the ideal observatory for it. The culmination of more than two years of research and development, our garden offices are designed to outperform everything else in their class. Created for any purpose and in any size, we design and build each project to our clients' exact requirements. Custom designed and manufactured to the highest standards, they will transform your outdoor space for dining or relaxing in any weather.

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Building Your Own Roll-off Roof Observatory (Parts 1 and 2)

Almost every practical astronomer who takes the pursuit to its second level aspires to a fixed, permanent housing for his telescope, permitting its rapid and comfortable use and avoiding hours of setting-up time for each observing session. Building a Roll-off Roof Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly provoke your enthusiasm for the project. The author, both an amateur astronomer and professional landscape architect, answers many of the common questions asked around observatory construction covering the following topics: Site planning, zoning, and by-law requirements common to most states, towns and municipalities Opportunities for locating the observatory Tailoring the observatory for your particular use Tools and structural components required to build it Variations in footing design to suit your soil conditions Variations possible in design through photographs from owners throughout USA and Canada Opportunity to utilize the structure for in combination with others— incorporating a Garden patio under the gantry for example This fully-detailed book outlines step-by-step construction. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide. Front Matter Pages The Benefits of a Permanent Observatory.

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