Raemor Vista Observatory in south eastern Arizona
Dome is now fully automated with wide field camera. 3-2014
Temporary pier for ME II
Wiring for full automation and fiber optic data line
Hydraulic system for lower shutter
Electrical conduits 2013
Control room under construction
Dome structure enclosed.
Side walls going up.
Lifting the 200lb lower shutter into place. 6-2010
The dome becomes self supporting here.
Individual panels being slid into position
Skirt getting bolted into position
Support beams concreted into footings
A 6x6 inch I-beam was custom bent into a circle to hold the roller ring
Layout of the roller ring for support spacing
Telescope pier with footings for mounting points
Digging the foundation for the telescope pier and control room
A semi truck worth of parts arrived in the fall of 08
Original CAD design. 18' dome with 20x10 control room.