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Rob Astro

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This is my progress on my first Observatory. I am making it up as  go along. It  will be 12" x 8", including a small warm room. It will ahve a rolloff roof the first photo is a smaller design which has since grown a little. Hopefully I would like it water tight by the end of Oct? Time will tell how good it turns out!

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Looks good so far.  Bringing a digger to an observatory ground-breaking party.  A man after my own heart :D

James

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Yeah, having recently dug out by hand a cubic metre of soil and clay for a pier base, I really like the digger. 🥵

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Impressive, much neater than my own efforts. I am aiming for the same "ready by October" target, but have carefully left it vague as to beginning or end of October 😉

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1 hour ago, old_eyes said:

left it vague as to beginning or end of October 😉

Or even which October? :D

James

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9 hours ago, JamesF said:

Or even which October? :D

James

Bloody hell, I hope not!

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8 minutes ago, laser_jock99 said:

Liking the narrow gauge railway at bottom of your garden- Talyllyn?

I noticed that too, and was wondering...

James

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As a landscape gardener, I love a mini digger. One week in a couple of hours, I refer to them as time machines.

Man, you are going to be comfy and sorted by the end of October for sure. Please keep posting as I have the very same project for next year. My only difference is I have a pier waiting to go in on a meter deep footing.

Marv

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Fab start. I am slightly further on but the same size and simpler as I am visual only and want to have several scopes available. E.g 120mm Equinox on my pier and 16"dob at the side ☺

The insulation will certainly keep the wind out 👍

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Looking great Rob, looking forward to taking a trip up once finished.
Did not know you was a member on here as well, small world.

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