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  1. Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association Presents - Backyard Observatories With – George Barber Jerry and Kathy Farrar Steve Ratts Keith Schlottman Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  2. Vedeler Observatory Catalina, AZ (Used with permission of Chris Vedeler, Oct 2004) Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  3. In The Beginning • 11/2/98 - 1/22/99: • Selected observatory location and dug hole for concrete deadman. • 1/23/99: • Poured 1 cubic yard concrete deadman. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  4. 1/24/99: Setup 12" diameter pier mold & poured concrete pier Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  5. 1/30/99: Staked out the building location Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  6. 2/6/99: Set footers, installed posts • built structural skirting. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  7. 2/7/99: • Installed floor joists… • installed subflooring. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  8. The Pier Plate • 1/30/99: • detail shot of pier bolts • 2/10/99: Drilled holes for steel pier coupling Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  9. 2/13/99: Built the walls Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  10. Built stairs to raised floor. • Tested polar alignment with • scope on pier. • 2/14/99: Poured footers for roll off roof support structure. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  11. 2/15/99: Installed posts for the roll off roof support structure. • Found the top of the walls to be out of square.Braced the North wall to bring back to square. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  12. 2/20/99: • Built roof tracks. Sanded and painted angle iron. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  13. 2/21/99: • Finished Roll Off Roof structure… • Angle Iron and Roof tracks Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  14. 2/23/99: Painted pier coupling black. • 2/24/99: Painted the Pier White • 2/27/99: Installed Ridge Beams and Roof Rafters Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  15. 2/28/99: Built gable ends… • Installed plywood roofing and siding. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  16. 3/6/99: Installed roof shingles • 3/7/99: Started painting interior dark blue. Dug 75% of 100 foot trench for power. • 3/8/99: Finished painting interior dark blue. • 3/9/99: Roughed in electrical. • 3/10/99: Finished trench and laid electrical and data cable. • 3/12/99: Worked on electrical. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  17. 3/13/99: • Finished Electrical. • Connected power from house to observatory. • Installed door. • Installed carpet. • Installed cabinets and countertop. • 3/14/99: • Painted exterior. • Weather striping • Installed telescope Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  18. 3/20/99: • Installed garage door opener for roll off roof. • Painted door. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  19. The End…almost • Finished cabinet installation. • 3/21/99: Finished painting exterior. • Finished weather striping. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  20. Post Construction Modifications: • 5/30/99: • Installed powered attic • ventilation fan due to • excessive heat buildup inside. Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences

  21. The End Observatories November 2004 A Scientific and Educational Organization Dedicated to Astronomy and Related Sciences