Private Observatory, Park City, UT

Observatory Solutions installed the 10.5' metal dome with PlaneWave CDK20 and Bisque Paramount ME-II

Project Details

Observatory Solutions started working with the owner on the observatory project in the summer of 2014. The observatory would be placed over an existing garage. Since a concrete pier foundation could not be used, Observatory Solutions enlisted the help of Hofstadter Analytical to design the steel framework support. The dome was ordered in the fall of 2014 and the telescope and mount in the beginning of 2015. The dome was finally ready for installation in October of 2015

Observatory Solutions was onsite in October 2015 to install the dome, setup the mount and telescope and do configuration and training. Although rain tried to stop the project from going forward, we were able to install and weather in the dome in two days. The pier and mount were installed on day 3 and with a small break in the rain, the telescope was craned in as well. By the end of the week the observatory was up and running.

The observatory consists of the following equipment:

The stairway into the observatory

The owner with his just installed PlaneWave CDK20, Tele Vue NP127is and Paramount ME-II. Installation by Observatory Solutions.

PlaneWave CDK20, Tele Vue NP127is and Paramount ME-II. Installation by Observatory Solutions.

Home and new 10.5' observatory at sunrise. Installation by Observatory Solutions.