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Visible, movie or digital gazing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A precis of the choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 five 23 29 2 The Observatory web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . selecting the right web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How huge should still or not it's? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Environmental issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Statutory making plans specifications and development Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 31 34 37 forty three sorts of Observatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Fully-Portable Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . detachable Telescopes with a hard and fast Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Run-Off Sheds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Run-Off Roof Observatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Domed Observatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Totally-Rotating Observatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Novel Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty three forty three forty six forty eight fifty one fifty six fifty nine 60 four to construct or to shop for? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bills of DIY and Ready-Made Observatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adapting Commercially-Made Outbuildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . applying Others to construct Your Observatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty three sixty three sixty five sixty six v vi Contents five concepts of development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foundations and balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fabrics and becoming a member of Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty nine sixty nine 70 seventy four 6 completing the Observatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paint and upkeep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . legislation of Temperature and Humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty five eighty five 86 86 88 7 establishing the Observatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . electrical energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lighting fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . garage of apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 89 ninety four ninety six ninety seven eight convenience and comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine gazing Positions, Chairs, Ladders, and systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine hot Rooms and Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 nine a few Case stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Garner’s Observatory: CCD Imaging from a switched over London storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Mobberley’s Plastic Shed version and His Telescope on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olly Penrice’s looking at Retreat within the South of France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My Observatory: A mixed Run-Off Roof and Run-Off Shed building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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