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  1. Although not much actual astronomy has been done in here lately, I would like to mention that is nice and dry inside. This is with horizontal rain and lots of it. Jen
  2. I would have built mine about a foot wider. !.8m x 1.8m But it's not really a problem. The roof is easy to roll off and I love it. I am considering putting a more gardeny looking structure further up the garden to take advantage of the view but only time will tell. There seem to be more options becoming available off the shelf. Jen
  3. Gina are you going to replace the radiator ramp in the future? I would hate to see you slip up on it. Jen of the broken thumb
  4. Chris First Image taken in observatory with your camera. I didn't get long due to clouds but at least I got something. Jen
  5. Maybe they only open it for observing nights. There are rules, no smoking because it was a tip and they have methane vents there. Chris I was wondering how Dulux knew what they looked like. Jen
  6. Yeah Lee chose that one because it was called Martian Skies!! Like your obsy. All my soffits are open at the moment waiting to get some to fit. but there is plenty of ventilation at the moment. Have you ever been to the dark site near the bmx track? Its on Ford Rd near the farm and the duck pond. Jen
  7. It is an astro engineering Pier just got to wait for sparks to do leccy and I will be up and running.
  8. Done....apart from electric which is why the floor is still up. Welcome to Broken Thumb Observatory Jen
  9. Rubber gusset to stop horizontal rain coming in by the rollers. Shiplapped the roof ends, those support posts are now fixed if not painted yet due to rain and the door lock is half fitted.
  10. A bit optimistic on my part I feel. Nearly there, a few bits and pieces to do still. Jen
  11. Lol Tony It's not quite that smooth, and it is small but it will work nicely. Lets hope the weather holds today so I can get the walls on. Powertools and rain, not a good mix. Jen
  12. The guy who runs it usually does a darksite meeting on a Friday night weather permitting which is my one night out a week down the pub:D but I think he had to have an op so wasn't very active. Now a few of us have met I am hoping his website will be more active. Part of the reason I wanted to do this from home is my seven year old. It means I can go out if the weather is clear and be up and running in a very short time. The eq6 was a bit heavy so I had to take weights and scope off every time which was a pain. Floor is nearly done, just got the tricky bit to do now round the pier. Jen:)
  13. Steve, I was checking out how you piggybacked st80 to 200p on your website only last night. Tony, bijou is the word. I am all computer gamepad controlled and there is plenty of room in the warm room! Jen
  14. Magnum, I am a member of Herne bay and Broomfield astro soc. I went to their stargazing live event at Ford Lane near the Huntsman and the duckpond. It's a pretty good spot with regards to a pretty much 360 horizon and not to bad with light polution. Also there were a couple of blokes from Medway astro society present. It's nice to know there are more of us in this area. I am just having a tea break 3rd way through laying osb floor, in between rain showers. Cheers for the offer of help, I am pretty much there now. Jen
  15. It's not wonkey just the camera angle.Tea break due to hitting my thumb. Ouch
  16. Cheers Tony and Gina, have to say I've watched your build all the way through Gina and it was an inspiration. Jen
  17. Well Darren had that many on his plans so I ordered that many,and thought it was a bit much but as I had them I used them. Bit OTT? Never mind it runs smoothly. Jen
  18. I blocked the end where you normally have the warm room because I am building a cupboard for the junk I took out of the junk room. Jen
  19. A mate came up to help me with the floor joists because I can't hold the drill all that well. Gave it all a second coat of paint with my left hand and today I have fitted one piece of floor because its a bit awkward with my thumb. Hope this was helpful to those building from scratch. I had done this on my own before the broken thumb. Jen
  20. Fell Over landed on my thumb and broke it....
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