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The Resource Building a roll-off roof observatory : a complete guide for design and construction, John Hicks

Building a roll-off roof observatory : a complete guide for design and construction, John Hicks

Label
Building a roll-off roof observatory : a complete guide for design and construction
Title
Building a roll-off roof observatory
Title remainder
a complete guide for design and construction
Statement of responsibility
John Hicks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Almost every practical astronomer who takes the pursuit to its second level aspires to a fixed, permanent housing for his telescope, permitting its rapid and comfortable use and avoiding hours of setting-up time for each observing session. A roll-off roof observatory is the simplest and by far the most popular observatory design for today{u2019}s practical astronomers. Building a Roll-off Roof Observatory will help you decide whether to embark on the venture and will certainly provoke your enthusiasm for the project. The author, both an amateur astronomer and professional landscape architect, answers many of the common questions asked around observatory construction covering the following topics: Site planning, zoning, and by-law requirements common to most states, towns and municipalities Opportunities for locating the observatory Tailoring the observatory for your particular use Tools and structural components required to build it Variations in footing design to suit your soil conditions Variations possible in design through photographs from owners throughout USA and Canada Opportunity to utilize the structure for in combination with others{u2013}(incorporating a Garden patio under the gantry for example) This fully-detailed book outlines step-by-step construction . A professionally designed roll-off observatory could cost as much as $3000 just for these plans {u2013} which are provided with Building a Roll-off Roof Observatory
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hicks, John
Dewey number
  • 690.755221
  • 522.1 22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB82.G7
LC item number
H53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomical observatories
  • Retractable roofs
  • Architecture, general
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Engineering Design
Label
Building a roll-off roof observatory : a complete guide for design and construction, John Hicks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Benefits of a Permanent Observatory -- Observatory Design Considerations -- Options for Foundation Types and Laying out the Observatory 'Footprint' -- Fabricating the Telescope Pier -- Preparing the Footings and the Obseravtory Floor -- Framing the Walls -- Framing the Gantry Section -- Fabricating the Track and Base Plate -- Framing the Roof -- Application of Steel Roofing -- Exterior and Interior Siding -- Final Luxuries
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387766034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612037740
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR318545283
  • ocn318545283
Label
Building a roll-off roof observatory : a complete guide for design and construction, John Hicks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Benefits of a Permanent Observatory -- Observatory Design Considerations -- Options for Foundation Types and Laying out the Observatory 'Footprint' -- Fabricating the Telescope Pier -- Preparing the Footings and the Obseravtory Floor -- Framing the Walls -- Framing the Gantry Section -- Fabricating the Track and Base Plate -- Framing the Roof -- Application of Steel Roofing -- Exterior and Interior Siding -- Final Luxuries
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387766034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612037740
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • SPR318545283
  • ocn318545283

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