This is just a page to show images of the small, but happy home of NSN. While not much in size it does the job just fine.
It is a 10 x 10 building with a POD dome on top and inside there is a 12" round cement pier.
With some help from my wife I was able to build this over a few months during the summer of 2008.
Most the time the work was done at night to escape the heat of the day and on weekends a few hours at a time.
There will be an addition made soon for a warm/cool room. Wish I had thought of the room when I started the build.
Of course no image of the N S N Observatory would be complete without showing the guardians of N S N. CHANCE and VENUS.
Location picked out.
The cement pier in place and floor being built.
The walls going up.
Ring construction and roof going in.
The Pod Dome ready to go on.
Dome up and on now.
Inside already for the equipment, cabling and work table.
The mount and OTA all set in their home ready to go. iOptron iEQ45 mount and Explore Scientific AR 152 OTA,
and the video camera is a Mallincam X2.
The two 60mm scopes you see mounted to the main OTA were made special for NSN and are called the NSN find and guide scopes.
Another look at the mount on the pier.
Screen captures from the N S N Observatory.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of the N S N Observatory.