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.

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Night Skies Network

Here at AstroPhotography Tonight we are proud to provide helpful resources such as tutorials and equipment reviews to the astronomical community. Now we would like to feature a super cool website that is sure to become a bookmark favorite! The website is called Night Skies Network developed and operated by Jim Turner who lives just outside of Madison, North Carolina. His website is made up of a network of amateur astronomers who provide live views through their telescopes of the night sky.

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CGEM Pier and Observatory at DaltonSkyGazer

Hello everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve made a post but wanted to give you a heads-up on what’s happening over at DaltonSkyGazer. Jeff Turner is in the process of establishing a permanent setup for his CGEM Edge 800HD and Meade 80mm 5000 Series APO. This setup includes a rock-solid pier and personal dome observatory. If a permanently mounted telescope has been on your mind lately, I highly recommend following Jeff’s blog for a play-by-play of the construction and installation process. Jeff is doing a great job of documenting his experience with lots of details and photos. 

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