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Small Astronomical Observatories: Amateur and Professional Designs and Constructions (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) Paperback – 1 Jan 1996
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"This is not book for the light-hearted, the weray or the poor man, but most certainly for the dreamer ! The reviewer greatly enjoyed the book and is sure that many others will do the same." Irish Astronomical Journal
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The level of details varies. The simpler creations usually get detailed treatment on how the rollers hold up the roof, how the footings were dug, how the telescope pier was made. The fancier observatories get a less detailed treatment. That's fine with me, as I am not likely to build a 15' diameter dome!
There are endless tips from real world experiences. Most people are trying not to simply dump a monstrosity in the front yard. Factors like paint, trim, size, etc. are discussed in turn by various builders. (If you build on a hillside, don't forget to add a drainage system to keep the run-off water out!)
One unexpected treat is an all-too-brief chapter on Lord Rosse and his Birr Castle observatory. That was the one chapter I thought was too brief to bother including, but even with that I learned several new facts about how the big telescope was built.
I highly recommend this book to anyone with a lot of gear and garden with a view of the sky. You'll be inspired by reading this book.