Home Observatory

The idea of building your own home observatory has become more and more popular with amateur astronomers in recent years, and there are a number of companies that offer professionally built domes and diy roll off observatories in kit form.

However,for the average amateur astronomer space and money will probably be limiting factors.

For a roll off observatory we believe the minumum usable size of the building itself should be 8X8 feet, anything smaller and you are severely limiting your options. In fact 10x8 feet would be better still, after all you will probably have more than just your scope in there.

We know that people can be extremely innovative when they want to be...

..so we would like your help.

We would love to hear your views and suggestions. What did it take to build it yourself? Share the pros and cons of what's involved and if you want include photos as well and show off your handywork!

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In July 2009, I (with help from some friends) set up a SkyShed POD XL5 on my land. Since then, the POD has been the perfect observatory for me. I spend …

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