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.
The first step was to choose a site in my garden away from direct sources of light. Which is not so easy now as last year the council in there wisdom decided to replace the one street light in front of my house with two lamps on either side of the house, (great energy saving technique what was!), flooding most of the garden with that horrid orange glow. What with being combined with a street lamp and the exteral flood light from the near by Police station to the right, limited my chooses a little.
The best position was in the center of the garden, the only problem is a wacking great big well established Brambly apple tree right where I need to build the observatory.