A Simple Rotating Observatory in Nottingham, England

  • Alan W. Heath
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Due to a change of address, it was necessary to build a new observatory in 1997. The original was described in Small Astronomical Observatories (1996) and the same basic design was followed. Previously the sides of the building were made from sheet asbestos, but 12 mm (1/2-inch) external plywood sheets are a more acceptable alternative, these being mounted on a 50 x 50 mm (2 x 2 inch) timber frame. The sides and the roof are held together with bolts, thus allowing the observatory to be dismantled, should the need ever arise.


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