Here’s what it looks like in the existing dome

Hello, so here is what it looks like out on the roof.  Perhaps it will help you understand why I think it’s such an extraordinary location for a telescope.

Workmen had been using the dome as a place to hide.  I found beer cans and adult interest magazines in there as well as chalk graffiti on the walls.  The worst thing was they had left the hatch open in the rain, so the first thing we did was to secure it and lock it up so it doesn’t deteriorate any more than it already has.  One day I will tell you what history I know about it.

We had Simon from the Widescreen Centre just off Baker St (yes that Baker St) come over and have a look around and he says he’s seen worse so that’s good.  Now we have a Celestron 14″ diameter telescope on order, at least I think we do, I’ve never ordered anything so expensive before so I don’t know if I filled the forms in right.  We’ll see. more photos below

the current mirror :(

the current mirror 😦

the current telescope (been out in rain)

the current telescope (been out in rain)

the current mount

the current mount

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