Almost every amateur astronomer who has taken the pursuit to its second level aspires to a fixed, permanent housing for his telescope, permitting its rapid and comfortable use avoiding hours of setting-up time for each observing session. A roll-off roof observatory is the simplest and by far the most popular observatory design for todayas practical astronomers. Building a Roll-off Roof Observatory is unique, covering all aspects of designing a roll-off roof observatory: planning the site, viewing requirements, conforming to by-laws, and orientation of the structure. The chapters outline step-by-step construction of a typical building. The author, both an amateur astronomer and professional landscape architect, is uniquely qualified to write this fully-detailed book. A professionally designed roll-off observatory could cost as much as $3000 just for the plans a which are provided free with Building a Roll-off Roof Observatory.A Complete Guide for Design and Construction John Stephen Hicks ... Some very southern owners may even find that in order to see Polaris and polar-align their telescopes they may have to extend the gantry further north enabling them to pull ... Our design uses five V-groove steel casters on each side of the rolling roof.
|Title||:||Building a Roll-Off Roof Observatory|
|Author||:||John Stephen Hicks|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-03-02|