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Building a Roll-Off Roof or Dome Observatory : A Complete Guide for Design and Construction
by John Stephen Hicks


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Almost every practical astronomer eventually aspires to have a fixed, permanent observatory for his or her telescope. A roll-off roof or dome observatory is the answer for the most popular home observatory design. Building a Roll-Off or Dome Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly increase your enthusiasm for the project.  Read more...


 
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More About Building a Roll-Off Roof or Dome Observatory by John Stephen Hicks
 
 
 
Overview

Almost every practical astronomer eventually aspires to have a fixed, permanent observatory for his or her telescope. A roll-off roof or dome observatory is the answer for the most popular home observatory design. Building a Roll-Off or Dome Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly increase your enthusiasm for the project.

The author, both an amateur astronomer and a professional landscape architect, answers many of the common questions asked about observatory construction, covering the following topics:

- Zoning, and by-law requirements common to most states, towns and municipalities

- Where to locate the observatory

- How to tailor the observatory for your particular needs

- Tools and structural components required

- Possible variations in design

- How to combine the structure with other structures (incorporating a garden patio under the gantry in

the roll-off roof observatory, for example)

This fully detailed outlines step-by-step construction, with professional detailed diagrams for each phase of construction.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781493930104
  • ISBN-10: 1493930109
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 248
  • Dimensions: 10.05 x 7.03 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.49 pounds

Series: Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy

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