You may remember that about 4 years ago, we built a remote observatory – we lovingly call the AstroShed. In the 3 years, through a combination of poor timing and poor weather ( for astronomy ), the AstroShed had sat mostly dormant, with only 7 completed photo projects:
Now, these are decent shots, and I have enjoyed collecting and processing all the data, but it’s not a ‘lot’ of finished photos for 3 years of time spent under a Bortle 1 sky.
In an effort to make better use of my investment in the gear and remote observatory, I decided it was time to relocate. We love Rusty’s, and plan to continue going there, but it just wasn’t the best option for a Roll-Off-Roof observatory.
Move the observatory? Not just the equipment? That’s correct… the ENTIRE observatory – building and all!
What’s it take to move an entire observatory?
- A specialized tractor trailer + fork lift + squishy tire dollies
- A lot of patience and hard work
We’re bad bloggers…
Ya, by the time this is posted… the AstroShed has been at the new location for a year now! Instead of going through all the tedium that went into the move, I’ll let you enjoy this group of photos showing the move highlights! 🙂