observatory shed

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observatory shed

Postby longinthetooth » 03 Aug 2011, 19:23

Hi folks. I've not been on here or along to meetings for some time - something I hope to remedy this coming year!
I want to build or buy a roll on roll off roof shed. I have seen Alexanders and Taylors ready mades on the web and apart from being expensive the delivery charges are (excuse the pun) "astronomical"! Does anyone have experience in building a modified shed that I could tap into? My main issues are understanding how the roof rolls and how the building can be made weatherproof despite having what is basically a detachable roof!
I have seen many amateur builds on the web but these details are still hazy in my mind.
Any help appreciated!
John B

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Postby Cosmic » 10 Aug 2011, 11:08

HI John
you're welcome to see mine, roll on roll off and waterproof.
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

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Postby longinthetooth » 10 Aug 2011, 11:20

Thanks for the offer Cosmic. I'd be happy to take you up on it!

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