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