Now that I'm getting older I have decided to make a permanent home for my telescope. As having to lug my heavy Meade 10" Schmit Newtonian out side every time I use it is not going to get any easier in the future.

So here I'll be blogging all the trials, tribulations, successes and failures (of which there will be many I'm sure) of building an astronomical observatory from scratch.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I love it when a plan comes together ( got the A'Team tune in my head now)

Hi folks, I've spent most of the evening drawing up design number 1 of the observatory, and yes I do mean draw! All done by hand no computer wizardry here. Not bad even if  I do say so myself as this is the first time I've done any technical drawing since my my GCSE exam 27 years ago. I think Mr Smith my old TD teacher would be please (may he rest in piece). Mind you I'm sure I can hear him saying "could do better".

Anyway here's the plan, I have gone for a fold back roof with a removable center roof support. I was planning a roll back roof but that would mean taking up another 2.3 meters of the wife precious garden space.

I would be happy for any thoughts or comments on my design to be left on this blog, especially if you can see any flaws in it.

By the way, as stated this is design NO1, this may all change.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good so far hun, although with a roll back top it won't actually be touching the floor, will it? You could put up a frame for the roof to sit on, then I can plant underneath it. . . xx