A Lancashire Observatory with a Glass Fibre Dome
I had built many telescopes over the years, starting with a 150 mm (6 in) Newtonian and working my way up to a 320 mm (12½ in) Newtonian by the late 1970s. The drawback with my early ones was having to carry the telescope outside and set it up before observing could begin. Equally discouraging was dismantling it at the end of a long night. My interest then was in astrophotography (it is CCDs now) and this dictated accurate polar alignment and a massive mount to carry all the astrophotography equipment that inevitably becomes attached. A permanent observatory was the obvious answer.
KeywordsRubber Fibreglass Creosote
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