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A backyard observatory with a 3-metre dome and bi-parting shutters housing a Meade LX200 10" F10 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope.
Designed and constructed by Peter Sullivan.
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
This web site was created to provide information about the design and construction of a small astronomical observatory.
The following web pages show what can be achieved by anyone with a desire to observe the wonders of the universe from their own back yard observatory.
I am not an expert in the building of such unusual structures, but my training as a quantity surveyor and some knowledge of the theoretical side of building made the job a little easier.
I hope that this web site may inspire others to tackle similar projects.
For a complete overview it is suggested that the following pages be read in order; History > Pier construction > Base construction > Dome construction > Equipment.
Most of the images are thumbnails which can be clicked to provide a larger more detailed picture.
This web site is best viewed with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
Material Copyright © 2002 Peter Sullivan
E-Mail: peter dot sullivan1 at ntlworld dot com
Visitors since 1st June 2002
This web site was last updated on 04/11/02.
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