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AstroShomy

DIY observatory Aristarchus in Serbia

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Hi everyone,

 

I would like to present to you our observatory that we have been building for quite some time now. Hopefully, the end of the construction will be reached by the end of the year.

 

We are buidling it at our local dark location where we usually do our astrophotography works and obsevations. Who are we? Well, I am a member of the amateur astronomy society Aristarchus (Aristarh in Serbian). We are based in Central Serbia.

 

We have an article with the details of the contstruction, unfortunatelly, it is available only in Serbian. Luckily, you can get a glimpse of it if you use Google Translate:

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sr&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Faristarh.rs%2Fdrustvo%2Fopservatorije%2Faristarh%2F

 

I would be happy to answer any questions you might have and I will share our further progress here.

 

Clear skies,

 

Miloš

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Milos,

Very interesting indeed.
The Translate works fairly well and is understood.
You will have a fine observatory once completed.

I look forward to the next parts as you build.

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Very nice!  ...and yes, the translate works well.

Is that angled pier for a Mesu ??

Tony

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That pier is used for a modified EQ8 and an EdgeHD11 (that is the current setup for that pier). We have to mount and dismount the setup at the start and the end of each session – hopefully not for long :)

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Very nice indeed.

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Looks excellent.  There's a lot of concrete in that floor :)

James

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1 minute ago, JamesF said:

Looks excellent.  There's a lot of concrete in that floor :)

James

Oh, indeed. Our backs still hurt :)

 

1 minute ago, heliumstar said:

Checked other pages on your astro society webite and your other obervatory looks great as well - https://aristarh.rs/drustvo/opservatorije/nostromo/

 

Yes, that is the other observatory made by our member and friend Vasilije (Wasko). The most beautiful one in our region.

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That's amazing and very unusual - mixture of dome and ROR it seems.

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50 minutes ago, Gina said:

That's amazing and very unusual - mixture of dome and ROR it seems.

Yes, it is. Whenever he wants, he can enjoy the full sky by rolling the dome off :)

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