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Building a roll-off roof observatory : a complete guide for design and construction

Author: John Hicks
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost every practical astronomer who takes the pursuit to its second level aspires to a fixed, permanent housing for his telescope, permitting its rapid and comfortable use and avoiding hours of setting-up time for each observing session. A roll-off roof observatory is the simplest and by far the most popular observatory design for today{u2019}s practical astronomers. Building a Roll-off Roof Observatory will help  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Amateurs' manuals
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hicks, John.
Building a roll-off roof observatory.
New York, NY : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)226280647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Hicks
ISBN: 9780387766119 0387766111 0387766030 9780387766034
OCLC Number: 318545283
Description: 1 online resource (144 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction --
The Benefits of a Permanent Observatory --
Observatory Design Considerations --
Options for Foundation Types and Laying out the Observatory 'Footprint' --
Fabricating the Telescope Pier --
Preparing the Footings and the Obseravtory Floor --
Framing the Walls --
Framing the Gantry Section --
Fabricating the Track and Base Plate --
Framing the Roof --
Application of Steel Roofing --
Exterior and Interior Siding --
Final Luxuries.
Series Title: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Responsibility: John Hicks.

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