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sonof007

Home Observatory UK or PULSAR Dome?

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malc-c    553

It might be the image, but it looks like you have a lot to do to get a level base as the ground appears to slope to the left.  Have you used a level on that shuttering ?

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sonof007    35
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On 12/03/2017 at 18:03, malc-c said:

It might be the image, but it looks like you have a lot to do to get a level base as the ground appears to slope to the left.  Have you used a level on that shuttering ?

Yes  all level. no doubts about that. Almost done.

 

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sonof007    35
On 12/03/2017 at 18:03, malc-c said:

It might be the image, but it looks like you have a lot to do to get a level base as the ground appears to slope to the left.  Have you used a level on that shuttering ?

Hello Malcolm, The Shuttering was only temp in place to assist digging the hole. It was all levelled before cement went in :)  Kev

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Uplooker    1,340
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Hi Kev,

Looking good, well done. I am in a similar quandary as you were In at the start of the thread.

I would prefer a ROR obs so that I may see the majority of the sky, but a dome would make more sense due to shielding from lights. The downside being that the dome could be seen from the road and would stick out like a sore thumb 😩

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Rusted    84
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13 hours ago, Uplooker said:

Hi Kev,

Looking good, well done. I am in a similar quandary as you were In at the start of the thread.

I would prefer a ROR obs so that I may see the majority of the sky, but a dome would make more sense due to shielding from lights. The downside being that the dome could be seen from the road and would stick out like a sore thumb 😩

It's odd how some things 'stick out' and others go unnoticed.

Several neighbour's vast, white caravans come and go but we rarely notice.

When their white chickens got out we panicked! :happy7:

A white satellite dish could be seen across the fields from half a mile away.

It looked absolutely massive against the background greenery!

I wish I had advice on hiding "obvious" observatories.

I'm hiding mine, on stilts, in the back garden. :rolleyes:

What about converting a huge white caravan into a ROR?

Nobody would ever notice it was there!  :icon_clown:

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sonof007    35

Just awaiting dome arrival now. Hopefully 6th or 13th May, awaiting confirmation from Pulsar.

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sonof007    35

Delivered and installed by Dave and Ian. :)  Very pleased.

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steppenwolf    4,338

Excellent - let the true fun begin. The Pulsar dome is a thing of beauty is it not?

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sonof007    35

Yes. Very pleased with it. Nowno doubt have 3 months of Clouds :)

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sonof007    35

Electrics, Desk and flooring all completed. Played about a bit today with setting up, if anybody has similar set up perhaps you can give me some guidance on the off set settings etc, I use SGPro.

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ollypenrice    17,607
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A friend recently converted a panel van into a camper. He's a great expert in all things DIY and a perfectionist. Before adding the inner lining and insulation he had the metal inside panels sprayed with a thin coat of foam-like stuff, largely for sound deadening but also to resist condensationand aid insulation. I wonder if it might be possible to do this to the inside of a dome? (I'd leave the walls so condensation would form harmlessly there.)

Olly

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andrew s    629
1 hour ago, ollypenrice said:

I'd leave the walls so condensation would form harmlessly there.

I have often thought about putting a copper sheet thermally attached to one out side to act as a moisture grabber. With a drip tray and pipe underneath it to carry away the excess water.

I think I may have just invented a passive de-humidifier!

Regards Andrew

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