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Building Wallaroo Observatory Stage II 2013

Started on Friday 26 April 2013.

This will be a Sirius 2.3m observatory on a circular concrete pad with isolated 600mm cube footing
Ahhh, I love all this!
Ahhh, I love all this!
My son Riley digging the hole for the pier footing
My son Riley digging the hole for the pier footing
Pier hole 3/4 done
Pier hole 3/4 done
Pier footing ready for concrete
Pier footing ready for concrete
Pier footing poured
Pier footing poured
Idiot on a pier
Idiot on a pier
Slab ready for concrete
Slab ready for concrete
Waiting for the concrete
Waiting for the concrete
Concrete in
Concrete in
Riley floating
Riley floating
Me floating concrete = a proper Italian!!
Me floating concrete = a proper Italian!!
Finished 2.6m slab
Finished 2.6m slab
Kangaroo fence
Kangaroo fence
Slab day after pour
Slab day after pour
Ready for the Dome
Ready for the Dome
Observatory day - a misty start
Observatory day - a misty start
Observatory dance
Observatory dance
Carrying the walls to site
Carrying the walls to site
The first wall panel
The first wall panel
Walls are up - Yay!
Walls are up - Yay!
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
All the dome pieces
All the dome pieces
Dome going together
Dome going together
Dome going together
Dome going together
Construction crew
Construction crew
Two thumbs up
Two thumbs up
Almost ready to image
Almost ready to image
Ready to image
Ready to image
The control room
The control room
AG12 inside dome
AG12 inside dome
Stairway to a little slice of astronomical heaven
Stairway to a little slice of astronomical heaven
Kangaroos at Wallaroo
Kangaroos at Wallaroo
Orion rising over Wallaroo Observatory
Orion rising over Wallaroo Observatory
Star Gazing at Wallaroo
Star Gazing at Wallaroo
Wallaroo Observatory First Light
Wallaroo Observatory First Light