New Observatory on the cheap

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Forum_2015
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New Observatory on the cheap

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Just thought for those people who don't have lots of money and have to do all on a shoe-string budget like me, I would like to show you my observatory. I built the pier using solid retaining wall blocks weighing 60 lbs each, combining for over 400 lbs for the pier.

For the observatory proper, I found a tent/cabana that works great. It can shelter on all sides from wind and light pollution and is highly adaptable depending on the situation. Panels slide up and down to position for side or overhead protection.

The pier materials cost about $80, including gravel and sand used.
The observatory tent is actually 2 tents placed side by side to ensure 360 degree coverage.

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