Observatory
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Getting ready to remove the LeSeuer AstroPier from its temporary home. Note the anchor bolts that have been epoxied into exposed ledge.

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Loaded into the wagon...easier than carrying it the 500 feet.

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...and onto the permanent pier.

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Checking for level.

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Assembling the AP1200, June 4, 2005. For me, this is a great day: even with a lengthy "punchlist" of items needing completion, having this scope in a permanent observatory is a dream come true.

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Wall height was computed (apparently successfully!) to provide just enough clearance over the scope when in one of the standard "park" configurations, and will give a clear view to the south to about 15 above the horizon once I take a few trees down.

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The view from the desk chair in the warm room.

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The (almost) finished observing room, looking southeast. The 12' x 12' size is very comfortable for this large scope.