Building my own observatory was a conclusion I came to
from carrying my CGE mount out in the garden all
the time. It is heavy enough and the setup time
(including polar alignment and all that) long enough to
hinder frequent photographing. Even if the observatory
is small it took a year from start to finish. Having a
permanent place for all the astro gear has several
advantages. The setup time is minimal and there is no
one complaining that telescopes and other stuff takes up
a large part of the living room.
son, Daniel, skilled in the art of graffiti, was kind
enough to provide the observatory with a nice sign
here used as an entry to the pages where I show you some
pictures of the Spur Observatory, its surroundings and
some of my gear.
Below is a 360 deg view of the skyline I have to deal
with. Stockholm is polluting the sky to the west and
there is a local centre that pollutes the south :-( But
those are not the largest problems, the clouds are...
What would a presentation of ones observatory be without
a picture of the pier, mount and scope? Here it is.