Last updated 6/18/2018

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Mark Sproul's 15 ft Dome Observatory

EMail msproul@skychariot.com

Garage / Dome Construction Pictures



11/6/2015
Before Digging Started



Digging Started



11/8/2015
Foundation Frames



Rocks Delivered



11/11/2015
Foundation for pier



Pouring Concrete in the pier



11/16/2015
Finished Pier



11/20/2015



11/27/2015



11/29/2015
Cutting Table setup for cutting the Ring segments



12/5/2015
Cut Pieces for the rings



12/12/2015
First Ring Done



12/13/2015
The Round Table

King Arthur must have been here :-)

12/14/2015
Walls started



12/15/2015



12/17/2015
Main support beams delivered



12/18/2015
Ceiling started



12/24/2015



12/31/2015



1/2/2016



1/5/2016



5/18/2016
Main Spines installed



5/24/2016
Opening Door



6/5/2016
Opening Door

This is the door that slides over the opening

6/5/2016
Ribs - Some of the 22 ribs



7/3/2016
More Ribs



7/25/2016
Fish-Eye Lens View of the Dome



2/20/2017
Outside Panels Started



3/11/2017
More Panels Done



7/1/2017
Dome Door in place



2/4/2018
Outside Skin Finished!



3/11/2018
Gear for open/close of telescope door



5/23/2018
Super Structure removed
Ready for raising



5/24/2018
Dome at full height



Inside of Dome with door closed



First view outside of dome



Red LED Lights for night vision retention



6/8/2018
Installation of 500 pound Pedestal



6/9/2018
Pedestal and Mount in place



6/10/2018
14" Cassegrain Telescope Mounted


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Created 4/27/2016
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