||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United
||Erected around 1999, dismantled
||7.5 feet by 10 feet addition to a
private home. Floor of observatory is at roof height of house.
Entrance to dome is by stairs from below. Access to structure
is through a bedroom door.
||6 foot diameter fiberglass dome manufactured
by Technical Innovations, Inc. Dome rotation is motorized. Motors
are controlled by sensors mounted to the telescope assembly.
As the telescope moves, so does the dome.
||Meade 12" LX-200 on an equatorial
wedge. Camera: SBIG ST8XE. Guider, SBIG STV.
|Computers and software
||A laptop computer in the dome controls the LX200
telescope and the SBIG ST8E camera. This computer in turn is
controlled by a Macintosh G4 computer inside the house.