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Build Your Own Backyard Observatory

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Build Your Own Backyard Observatory

Building your own telescope is an endeavor for the serious astronomy enthusiast. For those who want to take telescope building to the next level, consider a backyard observatory. With a reasonable budget of a few hundred dollars, you can construct a 4'x 8' backyard observatory complete with a foundation, walls, rolling roof, and door hardware. For the layperson with average skill, you can arm yourself with a few basic building books like “Basic Construction Techniques for Houses and Small Buildings Simply Explained” or “Wood-Frame House Construction”. Add a tape measure, hammer, and circular saw, and you'll be able to complete a successful backyard observatory for your own use.

   

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