Dome Construction


Building the pier
I had an old building at the bottom of the garden, oriented towards south. It was in very bad shape, with no windows.
Building renovation and dome construction have been carried out together.

Note the access to the dome from the building.
Preparing the wall
The wall is 15 cm thick and should be flat and circular...
Building the wall
Special wood construction was needed.
Finished wall
The telescope has been installed inside the wall using a crane before mounting the dome.
Mounting the dome
Only problem: make the dome support ring horizontal and circular to allow smooth dome rotation. Special thanks to my best friend Pierre-Andre for his help.
Finished dome
A new house and a new observatory...