Observatory Photos


Frame and Dome

At the beginning
At the beginning
Upper frame detail
Upper frame detail
Floor joists
Floor joists
More floor joists
More floor joists
Upper frame
Upper frame
Frame assembled
Frame assembled
After POR-15 Metal Ready
After POR-15 Metal Ready
Frame on the wheels
Frame on the wheels
Dome transport
Dome transport
Needs some TLC
Needs some TLC
Dome painted
Dome painted
Steel pier
Steel pier
Steel pier & mounting plate
Steel pier & mounting plate
The frame ready to move on
The frame ready to move on

Foundation and Construction

Trees obstructing the southern view
Trees obstructing the southern view
Tree clearing in progress
Tree clearing in progress
Pile of firewood
Pile of firewood
The skyline is beginning to open up
The skyline is beginning to open up
The digger
The digger
Misty morning in the Valley
Misty morning in the Valley
The hole
The hole
Drainage
Drainage
More drainage
More drainage
Cable trench
Cable trench
Permanent pier footing
Permanent pier footing
Well rings
Well rings
Prepped for pouring concrete
Prepped for pouring concrete
The pier mounting plate ready
The pier mounting plate ready
Levelling the plate
Levelling the plate
Formwork completed
Formwork completed
Concrete poured
Concrete poured
Outer footing ready for the frame
Outer footing ready for the frame
Frame moving
Frame moving
Almost there
Almost there
Frame in place
Frame in place
Steel pier arriving
Steel pier arriving
Pouring ready
Pouring ready
Isolation and back-filling
Insulation and back-filling
Back-filling done
Back-filling done
Conduits
Conduits
he dome on the move
The dome on the move
The dome is on!
The dome is on!
Plywood floor
Plywood floor
Sheet metal work
Sheet metal work
Finished
Finished

Under the Dome

Hooded
Hooded
Imaging setup
Imaging setup
Windshield wiper motor
Windshield wiper motor
Shutters
Shutters
Details
Details