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Impressions of Astroshop’s ScopeDome Construction in Paisley, Scotland

July 18 2017, Joshua Taboga

Astroshop was in Paisley, Scotland, to construct a 3-Meter ScopeDome Observatory.

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Reaching the property was a challenge.  Several pieces of the observatory had to be carried across the adjacent golf course.

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The observatory was one of the few that the team mounted onto a wooden base.  The column for the telescope was, of course, installed separate from the base.

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Impressions of Astroshop’s ScopeDome Construction in Bad Liebenwerda, Germany

July 5 2017, Joshua Taboga

Astroshop was in Bad Liebenwerda, Germany, to construct a 4 meter ScopeDome observatory.

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The building’s stature provided an excellent view of the horizon.

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The 4 meter ScopeDome observatory found a home at a private building at the Reiss GmbH headquarters.

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The primary instrument was mounted onto a stable concrete pillar, which reaches beyond the height of the building and is anchored into the ground.

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Impressions of Astroshop’s ScopeDome Construction in Koszalin, Poland

June 26 2017, Joshua Taboga

Astroshop was in Polen, to construct a ScopeDome observatory for the city of Koszalin.  The city observatory was the result of a citizen initiative.


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The 5.5 meter ScopeDome observatory houses a 16 inch GSO RC on a EQ 8.

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After finishing construction, the second phase started to install the primary instruments, as well as other equipment.


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The Observatory is regularly visited and provides astronomy enthusiasts a welcome and well-known point of contact in Koszalin and the broader region.

Work on the dome and continued use has been well documented on the organisation’s Facebook page.

Impressions from Construction of a ScopeDome Observatory in Adendorf, Germany

June 7 2017, Joshua Taboga

Astroshop was in Adendorf, Lower Saxony, to construct a 3 meter ScopeDome observatory under some special conditions.

Follow the process below of the observatory’s construction.  The images speak for themselves.






The observatory found a new home atop a private residence with a considerably steep roof.




The observatory will house an SC Optic Telescope with a 10″ diameter.





The special feature of this observatory is the use of two towers stacked on top each other, allowing the observatory to reach a height tall enough to clear the roof.



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