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Offline Mfalzon

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Hi guys!

I thought I'd pass on this link to a blog I am constructing. I intend to detail and illustrate all the steps involved in the construction of a 2.2m square dome observatory from its conception to it's complete outfitting. I am an amateur astronomer and most of the stuff I used in the making of the dome, apart from the actual construction materials  was from recycled stuff and bits and pieces I managed to scrounge. A lot of the outfitting electronics and gadgetry came from cheap Asian sources and the circuitry and software was again partly home grown or borrowed from other sources.

Time, patience and a generous helping of youtube videos and forums like this one are a must if one gets stuck but thankfully one will always find the answers if one digs deep enough.

Anyways ..here it is for any of you who want to browse..The blog should grow  steadily as I add more and more information and pics and of course anyone interested is welcome to drop me a line. There is a lot of ground to cover and so it might take me a while to finish uploading it all ..but after all...hey ...it took me a year and a half to finish!

Welcome to The Raven and the Owl Observatory ... a home-made little portal to the stars... ;)

http://ravenandowl.mfalzon.co.uk

I tried to attach a picture of the observatory here but somehow it's not happening. Still, plenty to see on the above site, and for a
quick slide show preview of the project you can have a look here..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfHKgjrXf6o




Dark skies


Maurice

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Re: Home made DIY 2.2m Dome observatory - full details and photos
« Reply #1 on: 16:51:35, 02 February, 2018 »
Hi Maurice.... love the utube pics... nice :clap:

As for the pic... it needs to be under 500KB... I suggest a resize of around 1000 pixels wide, which should allow a decent JPEG without compromising the quality...

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Offline Mfalzon

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Re: Home made DIY 2.2m Dome observatory - full details and photos
« Reply #2 on: 17:18:17, 02 February, 2018 »
Hi Phil,

Thanks for viewing my youtube 'sampler'. The jpg I was trying to upload was only abt 200kb and yet I did not succeed in inserting it into the post. Every time I tried to do so I was sent  back to my upload directory. I'm probably doing something wrong .  :D
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Re: Home made DIY 2.2m Dome observatory - full details and photos
« Reply #3 on: 22:30:46, 02 February, 2018 »
Hi...

Ade did an article in the FAQ's to sizing images & uploading to here... - check it out with this link

See the section "TO UPLOAD TO UKAI" in yellow - I hope that explains it better?

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