JOC Posted January 7, 2017 Share Posted January 7, 2017 I don't think I'm in a position to need to build an observatory (despite having the necessary space), but from what I see a popular design seems to be a shed with a removable roof. The telescope appears to fixed to a concrete set upright (the pier?) but appears to sit within the height of the upright wall of the shed. How then do you view objects that sit low on the horizon? For example, I've been experimenting with my new telescope with M42 - its been sitting really low on my horizon and my telescope is fairly horizontal as I view it - I only just get M42 object just above my treeline. I cannot imagine how you could view such an object from within the walls of a shed. Is the loss of such views just accepted for the convenience of having a DIY observatory? As I said earlier it's just an 'idle curiosity' type question. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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