|The Koschny Observatory (TKO) has a 16" classical Cassegrain with field
flattener housed in a roll-off roff hut. There is a 4"/1000 mm guiding
scope mounted on the Cassegrain. A few images of my observatory are shown
below. A detailed log explaining how I built the hut (I guess it's a blog,
even though when I did I didn't know it is one) can be accessed
The hut and the telescope pier I built myself, with the help of friends.
The telescope and mount was custom-built and I bought it from a very active
Dutch amateur astronomer and astrophotographer.
Light pollution is about as bad as it can get (with the exception of Madrid), I live half way between Rotterdam and Amsterdam in The Netherlands. When the wind comes from the sea, however, I occasionally see the milky way! For asteroids, planets, and narrow-band filter images it's good enough, however.
Since Sep 2006, TKO has an observatory code from the Minor Planet Center. TKO is listed there as B12. I have started to observe asteroids - thanks to André Knofel!
I stand on a ladder to photograph the inside of my observatory. To the right you see the roof, slid away.
The telescope hut with opened roof. You can see the telescope pointing to about zenith. The windows are closed with a light shade (left window) and insulation foam (right window). Click on the image to get a bigger view.
Pointing to the sky... The 16" Cassegrain on it's custom mount, a 4" (Vixen) refractor acting as a guide scope, a Mintron video camera with a 135 mm lens as a finder.