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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


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This web site was last updated on 04/11/02.


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