The North Observatory

A 12 x 16 foot shed that had been converted to an rool off roof observatory was donated to us in 2005. It was located about 2 miles from Indian Hill, so we hired a contractor who specializes in moving "yard sheds". He had a custom designed trailer that can adjust and pick up (and place) outbuilding.

We dug and poured twelve, 12" footers for the observatory to rest on.

Here's the "move":


Main Observatory



We added new rails for the roof to roll onto.




New casters

North Observatory



New crank mechanism


This observatory currently houses a 12" Meade LX200 SCT and a 10" Meade Schmidt-Newtonian