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.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Been doing a bit of Solar observing too today.
I think you'll agree that the observatory is looking good in the early autumn sunshine and not to out of place in the garden.
As I said I made a few improvements, the other night I found my eyepieces were dewing up allot so I decided to make a heated eye piece holder, from a spare vivarium heater and some wood offcuts I had lieing around.
First I nailed the heater to a blank of wood, being careful not to hit the elements which formed the base.
I then built a box around the base making a hole for the wire exit the box.
Clear skies people.