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.

3-2010


Lifting the 200lb lower shutter into place.

6-2010


Side walls going up.


Dome structure enclosed.


 

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