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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #30 on: Mar 25, 2008, 14:46:40 »
Ha Ha, that sounds the same as me but the other way around!
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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #31 on: Mar 25, 2008, 19:37:34 »
Hi Fellow Geeks,


I researched the issue of damp and condensation a lot before I built the bee hive; however, due to my inability to make anything fit, it is well vented and I never get any damp or condensation on the roof.

But I did isolate the pier from the surrounds and therefore its dry.



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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #32 on: Mar 25, 2008, 20:00:17 »
Chris, you are funny!


Can I assume  it is  called "The Beehive Observatory"?
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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #33 on: Mar 27, 2008, 11:22:35 »
 :o

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #34 on: Mar 27, 2008, 11:26:19 »
...and just after his scope featured in Astronomy Now, too. I presume he's moving to a place with darker skies and buying a new and bigger dome... ;)

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #35 on: Mar 27, 2008, 14:06:25 »
What about The Society buying this for High Elms?

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #36 on: Mar 27, 2008, 15:21:38 »
'Ang on a minute... I'll get me barge-pole.  :twisted:

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #37 on: Mar 27, 2008, 16:17:46 »
What about The Society buying this for High Elms?

For what? We will never be allowed to put a dome there. Personally I think due to the bad horizon plus terrible light pollution a permanent observatory at High Elms would be a waste of time and money. Let's face it, we can set up a field observatory in 15 mins.
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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #38 on: Mar 27, 2008, 17:05:45 »
Looks like it has a concrete lower half.
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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #39 on: Mar 29, 2008, 13:27:08 »
Jim said it was his ambition to have a permanent observatory at High Elms, so I assumed this was something that has been discussed at committee meeting.

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #40 on: Mar 29, 2008, 14:19:19 »
I suspect that's a personal ambition rather than one for the society. Long before my time there was an attempt to build an observatory that failed and there is little appetite to try again.

Realistically, if we wanted an observatory we'd be better off taking on the running of an existing one, but they're a bit thin on the ground.

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #41 on: Mar 29, 2008, 22:58:29 »
What about Jodrell Bank, with a few adaptions and a lick of paint, who knows!!!!!!

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #42 on: Mar 29, 2008, 23:24:55 »
well it's had the lick of paint. We could point it straight up, then have marble races to see who can be at the bottom last :) Could take days that.

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Re: Garden Observatory
« Reply #43 on: Mar 30, 2008, 11:57:38 »
I have managed to persuade my husband to let me take down a tall pine tree that was a big obstruction along the ecliptic path and am now looking at the gap it has left and wondering whether I could put an observatory there.  It would have the end of an existing shed adjacent and any sliding roof could run along that, although I would need to raise the floor or the shed itself would become an obstruction. I have done a fair bit of DIY over the years and am not incapable of a bit of carpentry, but I think this might have to wait until next year after I have retired and have more time for construction.  But meanwhile I will put my thinking cap on as regards planning, do some measuring up and may pick a few brains.

I have also seen an outdoor shed used as an office which was lined with bubble wrap, I am wondering whether this might cause condensation, or whether this would be OK so long at there was sufficient ventillation.

What do you guys think?

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