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Building A Roll-Off Roof Or Dome Observatory: A Complete Guide For Design And Construction (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Almost every practical astronomer eventually aspires to have a fixed, permanent observatory for his or her telescope. A roll-off roof or dome observatory is the answer for the most popular home observatory design. Building a Roll-Off or Dome Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly increase your enthusiasm for the project.The author, both an amateur astronomer and a professional landscape architect, answers many of the common questions asked about observatory construction, covering the following topics:• Zoning, and by-law requirements common to most states, towns and municipalities• Where to locate the observatory• How to tailor the observatory for your particular needs• Tools and structural components required• Possible variations in design• How to combine the structure with other structures (incorporating a garden patio under the gantry inthe roll-off roof observatory, for example) This fully detailed outlines step-by-step construction, with professional detailed diagrams for each phase of construction.

Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Paperback: 248 pages

Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2016 edition (November 28, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1493930109

ISBN-13: 978-1493930104

Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Gave me some things to think about when I build my roll off this summer. Well illustrated.

very good book. lots of good information.

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