Re:Roll-off roof observatories

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Posted by A R Pratt at 13:30 on 2012 Jun 24

To complete this thread I should mention that my observatory was delivered last Wednesday.Nick (Alexanders Observatories) arrived at 8:15 am and the 8′ x 8′ unit was fully installed by 3:15 pm.A lot of the components were pre-assembled, but it took a full 7 hours to complete the installation, with Nick taking endless cups of tea as he worked almost non-stop. He works on his own, so it was useful that I could help him with unloading his van and the installation tasks.He only does installations on dry days, firstly to keep your obs from getting wet before it’s fully assembled, and secondly to keep his numerous tools in good condition, such as saws, power drill, stapler gun, etc..He has had problems with his e-mail, so the best ways to contact him are by letter and mobile ‘phone. I placed my order last November, so installation last week was a realisitic time-scale, considering the current ‘drought’ conditions. Alex.