S T A R * P O I N T S

Observatory Construction Photographs

[pier form] Pier Concrete Form

Ground was broken in 1998 for the pier. Here in a hole in the ground is seen the form into which approx. four cubic feet of concrete was poured to support the heavy duty pier.

[dome ribs]
Dome Ribs

The above pair of images forms a three-dimensional pair. The original ribs were reinforced with 2" x 1/8" strips of aluminum stock. They were attached to the edge of each rib and then the aluminum skin was riveted to the stock.

[dome coverings] Aluminum Dome

The dome consists of 18 sections of aluminum sheeting. The slit cover is in three sections which may be removed independently. The nine foot basement ceilings came in handy.

[dog & mount] Dog House

The dog seen standing next to the heavy duty mount considered the observatory to be the ideal dog house. Plenty of head room for a miniature red long-haired Dachshund.

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