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Building current Terroux Observatory 2014 to present

Wallaroo Observatory Stage III is finished!

Located on my wonderful neighbours beautiful property "Terroux" under reasonably dark skies (Bortle 4) about 10km out from the edge of Canberra
Terroux Observatory
Terroux Observatory
My little slice of astronomical heaven
My little slice of astronomical heaven
Visual scope added
Visual scope added
Milky Way over Terroux Observatory
Milky Way over Terroux Observatory
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Terroux Observatory 2014
Terroux Observatory 2014
Terroux Observatory 2014
Terroux Observatory 2014
Terroux Observatory 2014
Terroux Observatory 2014
View from the observatory
View from the observatory
Formatube form work for concrete support pier
Formatube form work for concrete support pier
Hole for footing
Hole for footing
Pier formwork
Pier formwork
Pier formwork
Pier formwork
Pier formwork
Pier formwork
Pier formwork
Pier formwork
Observing site (600m ASL)
Observing site (600m ASL)
Pier poured and bolt pattern leveled
Pier poured and bolt pattern leveled
Bolt pattern aligned
Bolt pattern aligned
Formwork removed
Formwork removed
Deck frame base
Deck frame base
Digging the support post holes
Digging the support post holes
Fixing the support legs
Fixing the support legs
Leveling before adding concrete to the support post holes
Leveling before adding concrete to the support post holes
Now to clean up...after a cuppa and a muffin
Now to clean up...after a cuppa and a muffin
Leigh Bason (middle) and his Canberra Decks crew
Leigh Bason (middle) and his Canberra Decks crew
Thanks Canberra Decks
Thanks Canberra Decks
The Completed Observatory Platform
The Completed Observatory Platform
Painted deck
Painted deck
Painted deck
Painted deck
Painted deck
Painted deck
Control Room arrives
Control Room arrives
Control Room arrives
Control Room arrives
Control Room arrives
Control Room arrives
Thanks Ausco and Anthony Virzi
Thanks Ausco and Anthony Virzi
Just waiting for the Sirius Observatory now...
Just waiting for the Sirius Observatory now...
Observatory Dome on the move
Observatory Dome on the move
Observatory base on the move
Observatory base on the move
Observatory erected at new site - Terroux
Observatory erected at new site - Terroux
Inside the new control room
Inside the new control room
Site Security - The Iron Chicken
Site Security - The Iron Chicken
Takahashi NJP Mount installed
Takahashi NJP Mount installed
Floor seal around central pier
Floor seal around central pier
Silicone sealant applied around dome base
Silicone sealant applied around dome base
Terroux Observatory 2000ft ASL on a clear day
Terroux Observatory 2000ft ASL on a clear day
Terroux Observatory first night
Terroux Observatory first night
Mike and Pete first night at Terroux Observatory
Mike and Pete first night at Terroux Observatory
Solar Power installed
Solar Power installed
And there was LIGHT!
And there was LIGHT!
Solar Power
Solar Power
Scope mounted and cameras ready
Scope mounted and cameras ready
First Light Night - waiting for darkness
First Light Night - waiting for darkness
First Light
First Light
Finished Observatory
Finished Observatory
Finished Observatory
Finished Observatory
Orion and Taurus over Terroux Observatory
Orion and Taurus over Terroux Observatory
Path and observing slab added
Path and observing slab added