A home observatory is a dream for many amateur astronomers, but it is a real boon to have one. Having your equipment ready to go at a moments notice, and being able to cover it up at the first sign of rain makes your observng so much easier.

On the pages here I will tell you about my observatory, the equipment in it. How it all works together. I'll also document some hints and tips, and things I have found out along the way.

An observatory is not a ‘done once’ project, it's constantly evolving. As interests change, technology changes, equiment fails. It's a never-ending story.

Observatory Building

Observatory Building

There are probably three main types of observatory structure in common use by amateur astronomers. All have their plusses and minuses - in the end it comes down to personal preferences (and depth of pockets).