Private Observatory, Stowe, VT

Observatory Solutions installed the 12.5' metal dome with PlaneWave CDK20 and PlaneWave A200 mount.

Project Details

Observatory Solutions started working with the owner on the observatory project in the summer of 2013. The observatory was part of a major remodel of the existing home.

The dome was ordered in the spring of 2014 and the telescope and mount shortly after that. Observatory Solutions was onsite in October of 2014 to install the dome, along with the pier, mount and telescope. Rain and cloudy weather prevented polar alignment and final setup of the telescope.

Observatory Solutions was back onsite in the spring of 2015 for telescope polar alignment and installation of the camera system.

The observatory consists of the following equipment:

The owner with his just installed 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.