Raemor Vista Observatory in south eastern Arizona
Alt. 4500'

Updated 7-2010

The construction of the 18' Ash dome is continuing.

A semi truck worth of parts arrived in the fall of 08


Digging the foundation for the telescope pier and control room


Telescope pier with footings for mounting points


Layout of the roller ring for support spacing


A 6x6 inch I-beam was custom bent into a circle to hold the roller ring

Support beams concreted into footings

Skirt getting bolted into position

Individual panels being slid into position

The dome becomes self supporting here.

The mostly completed dome. Still to come is the shutter and side walls.


Lifting the 200lb lower shutter into place.


Side walls going up.

Dome structure enclosed.


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