A portable observatory

posted: 3576 days ago, on Tuesday, 2008 Feb 05 at 19:49
tags: astronomy, observing equipment, Carol Botha.

A portable observatory or observing shelter is a great way to help urban astronomers maintain their dark adaption as far as possible by shielding off unwanted light. This page documents various designs and implimentations of these light-shielding frames: "the poor man's dome".

Auke's PVC and wood observing shelter

 Auke's shelter  [click to start slide show]

Carol Botha's metal observing shelter

 Carol's shelter  [click to start slide show]

nothing more to see. please move along.