In October 2019 I started building my observatory

This is based on a Pulsar 2.2 Dome

First I had to find a spot in my garden to build the observatory
I had to remove some plants to get enough clear space for the observatory

Then I started the preparation for the concrete base

Digging a large hole in the ground for the base and preparing the hole for pouring concrete

My telescope a 12 inch Meade

I picked up the Pulsar observatory when I moved my EME antenna gearbox

A PVC pipe for cabling to the telescope

After pouring the 1,6 m3 concrete

Building up the lower part of the observatory

The centre hub for the telescope

In april 2020 I mounted my Meade 12 inch LX200 telescope inside the observatory
My first trials were in looking at Mars and the moon,
I still have to get used how the instrument is working.

Is the weather OK in Haselunne to watch for the stars


Clouds as measured by myself actual and the last 24 hrs