Observatories

Member and Society Observatories.

Brian Thompson’s Observatory

Brian’s observatory is a modified, prefabricated shed, with a novel ‘lift off’ roof design.

The advantage of this approach is a simple to construct observatory that will look like a normal shed in the garden and thus not attract too much attention or be out of keeping in Brian’s garden.

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Room is tight so a small unobtrusive observatory was called for.
Location was dictated by available space.

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The Observatory has space for a laptop station, cupboard and chair.

 

The roof is held on with ‘up-and-over’ catches at the points the original shed would have had permanent fixings, making the roof fast to remove, but still secure in the wind.

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A bathroom rail is used to make a handle for the roof panel so it can be easily manoeuvred

The roof is removed in two sections, then the central bar at the apex of the roof is removed.

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Obviously this design doesn’t allow access to the horizon, but neither did Brian’s garden, the observatory doesn’t obstruct the sky that is available from this site.