Track sections are 10 feet in length and come with pre drilled 3 8 holes for lag or through bolting to the observatory side walls and roof support system.
Roll off roof observatory plans.
At skyshed we provide quality roll off observatory plans kits and telescope piers.
I sunk four treated 4x4 posts into the ground two on each side and set them with concrete.
The roof is powered as a included feature with a center mounted rack and pinion drive.
Highly functional and affordable.
I build the gables on the ground and then attached them to the secured roll off slider.
The tele station7 roll off roof observatory is designed with larger sizes in mind.
Both areas are equivalent in width and length.
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Whatever telescope you have and wherever it needs to go we can create the ideal observatory for it.
I followed the plans from skyshed for the the gable and roof construction again using deck screws.
The observing area roof rolls off onto support beams that are positioned over a warm room area.
With over 35 years of residential and commercial construction experience we ve constructed over 300 roll off roof observatories to date across the entire united states.
Skysheds are suitable for the budding astronomer to the seasoned astro photographer.
The roller assembly consists of a bent steel plate with a v groove roller assembly welded to the plate.
Classic looks but expensive.
Skyshed roll off observatories makers of skyshed observatories.
Styles of home observatories domes.
Rugged construction but a big footprint.
For building the roof frame i used a 2 x 6 for the main cross beam and used a 2 x 4 support to level and hold in place.
Roll off roof supports before the roof can be rolled off the structure you have to build a rail and column system to hold the roof when the observatory is in use.
Wheel diameter is 4 or 6 depending on the roof size.
Read todd carlson s great skyshed review in sky news magazine.