Backyard Observatory Plans by SkyShed

Roll-off observatories have become very popular among amateur astronomers. They are relatively inexpensive to construct and provide convenient use of equipment at a moment's notice. SkyShed plans provide you with all the information you will need to construct an easy to build, attractive and fully functional roll-off observatory. 95% of materials are available from your local building materials retailer. Use SkyShed Plans as a complete resource or as a jumping off point for your own ideas. If you are interested in your own backyard observatory, then check out the SkyShed plans below!

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Two Versions of Roll-Off Observatory Plans Available

Product ID: 10980-1

"Full" Version Price: $59.95 Download "Full" Version: SkyShed Backyard Observatory Plans- Buy Now

Product ID: 10980-2

"Lite" Version Price: $39.95 Download "Lite" Version: SkyShed Backyard Observatory Plans- Buy Now

More Details for Full Version

  • Over 120 Meg's of resources
  • 6 complete sets of 3D/2D plans for observatory sizes 6' X 6', 6' X 8', 8' X 10', 10' X 10', 10' X 12', to 10' X 14'
  • Each backyard observatory plan is adaptable for Roll Left and Roll Right variations
  • Over 100 step-by-step construction photos with individual text instructions
  • eDrawing viewer for viewing the plans included on the CD
  • Rotate, Pan, Zoom, Print individual plan views from the eDrawing viewer
  • Construction steps overview graphics are also included in .jpg format for viewing in photo software programs. A "Flash" animation of these views is also included.
  • Materials lists for each backyard observatory plan with "Home Depot" catalogue numbers included
  • Additional printable step by step construction instructions in .txt format
  • 4 1/2", 6 5/8' and 8 5/8 " Steel Pier plans and Support Jack plans you can take to your local metal fabricator for them to construct for you
  • Construction and Maintenance Hints and Tips in .txt format
  • Hours of fun and learning even if you're just dreaming of building your own backyard observatory
  • Lifetime access to new plans and information as they become available
  • After downloading the program, see the Readme1st.txt file included in the root folder for directions on how to use the resources
Price: $59.95 Download "Full" Version: SkyShed Backyard Observatory Plans- Buy Now Backyard Observatory: Roll-Off Full Version

More Details for Lite Version

Note: does not contain the over 100 Step-by-Step Construction Photos or Step-by-Step Text Instructions like the Full Version.
  • Lite Version Features
  • 40 Megs of resources
  • 6 complete sets of 3D/2D plans for observatory sizes 6' X 6', 6' X 8', 8' X 10', 10' X 10', 10' X 12', to 10' X 14'
  • Each backyard observatory plan is adaptable for Roll Left and Roll Right variations
  • eDrawing viewer for viewing the plans included on the CD
  • Rotate, Pan, Zoom, Print individual plan views from the eDrawing viewer
  • Materials lists for each backyard observatory plan with "Home Depot" catalogue numbers included
  • Step By Step Construction Graphics Overview - 24 major construction steps are included in .jpg format along with an animation of the steps in "Flash" format
  • 4 1/2", 6 5/8' and 8 5/8 " Steel Pier plans and Support Jack plans you can take to your local metal fabricator for them to construct for you
  • Construction and Maintenance Hints and Tips in .txt format
  • Hours of fun and learning even if you're just dreaming of building your own backyard observatory
  • Lifetime access to new plans and information as they become available
  • After downloading the program, see the Readme1st.txt file in the root folder for instructions on how to use the resources contained within
Note - The "Lite" version of the backyard observatory plans is not recommended for first time builders. It does not contain the over 100 Step-by-Step Construction Photos or Step-by-Step Text Instructions, and should only be used by experienced builders or those on a tight budget. For first time builders we recommend our full version - SkyShed Backyard Observatory Building Plans, RegNow Product ID 10980-1 Price: $39.95 Download "Lite" Version: SkyShed Backyard Observatory Plans- Buy Now roll-off-lite    

SkyShed POD Personal Observatories

Skyshed POD ObservatoryAn alternative to the roll-off design is a dome-type observatory. Choose from a variety of personal observatory configurations starting at only $1,995!

Available at SkyShed POD website!

Comments

    1. AstroPhotography Tonight

      Hi, we just sell the plans here. I do think that kits are available though.

  1. Frank Norman

    Is it possible to purchase a the full version on disk. I to not have access to high speed internet and dial up us too slow.

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