Sunday, April 7, 2013

Another Observatory Update

The observatory is almost ready for First Light.  Today, I moved in the observer's desk and installed another lock. With temps in the 70's, it was a lovely day to be out at Walnut Ridge, although the sky filled with hazy clouds in the later part of the afternoon, effectively putting an end to any hopes I might have had about doing some observing this evening.

The observer's desk with the 14 inch under its tarp

The plaque commemorating the "official" groundbreaking for the observatory last year
The 14 inch LX 200ACF covered in a cotton sheet and 2 tarps

The extra lock installed.  The mounting screws are secured by two wooden blocks on the inside of the door
A final look at the observatory on a glorious Spring day