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Brian Thompson's Observatory

Brian's observatory is a modified, prefabricated shed, with a novel 'lift off' roof design.
The advantage of this approach is a simple to construct observatory that will look like a normal shed in the garden and thus not attract too much attention or be out of keeping in Brian's garden.

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Room is tight so a small unobtrusive observatory was called for.
Location was dictated by available space.

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The Observatory has space for a laptop station, cupboard and chair.
The roof is held on with 'up-and-over' catches at the points the original shed would have had permanent fixings, making the roof fast to remove, but still secure in the wind.
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A bathroom rail is used to make a handle for the roof panel so it can be easily manoeuvred
The roof is removed in two sections, then the central bar at the apex of the roof is removed
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Obviously this design doesn't allow access to the horizon, but neither did Brian's garden, the observatory doesn't obstruct the sky that is available from this site.
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Also take a look at Keith's roll off roof observatory made from a smaller prefabricated shed

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