Andrew Jones, Texas, USA

Andrew Jones, Texas, USA

Texas
It was a great personal challenge building an observatory for the first time. Thankfully Dan and the Crew at ExploraDome...
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Welland ON CA

Welland ON CA

Ontario
I have just completed the demo observatory for our company(TheScopeShop-Canadian Dealer). It is a wonderful product in my opinion. I...
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Laval QC CA

Laval QC CA

Quebec
Here are a few pictures of the completed observatory... inside and outside... the magik of this material... and I was...
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Camp Wood TX US

Camp Wood TX US

Texas
Our observatory in the hills around Camp Wood, Tx., Elev. 1650'
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Denton TX US

Denton TX US

Texas
The Observatory was constructed using the ExploraDome plans. I increased the wall height 6 inches to give a bit more...
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Ferris TX US

Ferris TX US

Texas
I built the building and installed the dome by myself. It was hard but can be done. The dome is...
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Ransom Canyon TX US

Ransom Canyon TX US

Texas
I've named it the "Sentinel of the Caprock" Observatory, or SOCO. It's built on the deck behind my house overlooking...
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Oak City UT US

Oak City UT US

Utah
Dry Creek View Observatory, the home of my CGE 1400 FS.
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Buckley WA US

Buckley WA US

Washington
10 inch AP type pier filled with cement and ample rebar. Pier isolated from main floor and anchored by a...
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Carson WA US

Carson WA US

Washington
Had to move my structure & dome after I built my house. Done & works better than ever.
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Vancouver WA US

Vancouver WA US

Washington
Great product. Just withstood 100 mph wind.
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Holmen WI US

Holmen WI US

Wisconsin
Started building July of 2006, will be ready for scope by July of 2007.
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Sturgeon Bay WI US

Sturgeon Bay WI US

Wisconsin
Ahnapee River Observatory in Southern Door county- Dome is located 1/2 mile back from inlaw's farm behind the corn fields....
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Hermosillo, Sonora MX

Hermosillo, Sonora MX

Mexico
This is a picture of me and the most famous amateur astronomer in the world: David H. Levy... David Loved...
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Eyeries, Co. Cork IE

Eyeries, Co. Cork IE

Ireland
Situated on a hilltop in South West Ireland the ED greatly increases my opportunities to view as it protects against...
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Paterna – Valencia ES

Paterna – Valencia ES

Spain
"Mila" observatory is in the top of six floors building, close to my wood studio and will be locally and...
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Sama de Langreo (Asturias) ES

Sama de Langreo (Asturias) ES

Spain
Continuacion de las obras
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Shediac River NB CA

Shediac River NB CA

New Brunswick
I used the Explora Dome plans posted on the Explora Dome website (PDF files). I also purchased the ED roof...
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Shediac River NB CA

Shediac River NB CA

New Brunswick
Dreamline Observatory. Built Jan 2007. I used the observatory design plans provided by Explora Dome. Very cost effective dome solution....
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Toronto ON CA

Toronto ON CA

Ontario
Great fun to build; great fun to design and build. ED components fit quite well
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Hixson TN US

Hixson TN US

Tennessee
Thanks to Dan for his hard work and inovations to help bring an affordable observatory to Amateur astronomers. The round...
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Lebanon TN US

Lebanon TN US

Tennessee
i bought your dome from a man in pa. about a mounth ago. it was easy to mount and use....
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Paris TN US

Paris TN US

Tennessee
Very pleased with the dome. Don't have to spend so much time setting up the scope, so I now have...
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Coudersport PA US

Coudersport PA US

Pennsylvania
I assembled the entire observatory myself in a day. I needed some help in placing the dome but that went...
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Duryea PA US

Duryea PA US

Pennsylvania
Well the outside is finished for this year. I'll landscape next year. Once again thanks for such a great product....
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Duryea PA US

Duryea PA US

Pennsylvania
Just wanted to send you an updated pic of where I'm at in my construction. This dome adds a very...
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Duryea PA US

Duryea PA US

Pennsylvania
Received my Exploradome on July 9, 2006 and am very satisfied with the quality and workmanship of this product. Here's...
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Barrington RI US

Barrington RI US

Rhode Island
Explora Dome comments Wising Star Observatory houses a Meade 14" LX200GPS. I use it for visual observing with friends as...
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Barrington RI US

Barrington RI US

Rhode Island
Wishing Star Observatory houses an equitoral mounted 14" Meade LX200GPS. We've observed with as many as 5 adults under the...
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Bristol RI US

Bristol RI US

Rhode Island
PS, here is a shot of the dome, thanks for a great design!
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East Greenwich RI US

East Greenwich RI US

Rhode Island
Contactor took about two weeks to make the 10x10x4 bldg. Dome went up and on very easy. Rotates like a...
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Harrison TN US

Harrison TN US

Tennessee
No dew, no wind,no frost, I love it! Explora-Dome has done a fine job of building an affordable Observatory that...
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fordville ND US

fordville ND US

North Dakota
The exploradome has proven to hold up to high winds, snow and rain, I have used my dome when the...
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Fordville ND US

Fordville ND US

North Dakota
installation was straightforward and simple
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Fordville ND US

Fordville ND US

North Dakota
This was quite a project. But it came out fine.
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Frankfort OH US

Frankfort OH US

Ohio
I've built the 10'X10' building 6'2" high (bit on the tall side since the pier inside will now be 8'2"...
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Frankfort OH US

Frankfort OH US

Ohio
A simple travois frame to pull your dome about the yard with the lawn tractor after delivery. Also, I didn't...
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North-Eastern OH US

North-Eastern OH US

Ohio
our 10x27 observatory with warm room and elevated observatory deck... go to www.peti-enterprises.com and click on "Sagan's Lair Observatory" for...
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Reminderville OH US

Reminderville OH US

Ohio
This is an 8' square building with flat roof design...80% complete...
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Xenia OH US

Xenia OH US

Ohio
The dome was delivered in May in Dans semi, but unfortunately my house was not completed at that time, so...
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Yellow Springs OH US

Yellow Springs OH US

Ohio
The best dome for the price! Completely dry, functional, and looks great! Will be buying more to add to my...
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Sand Springs OK US

Sand Springs OK US

Oklahoma
I could not be happier with my Observatory. It has increased my use of all my astronomy equipment by at...
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Hillsboro OR US

Hillsboro OR US

Oregon
Getting ready for Oregon Star Party At OSP
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Hillsboro OR US

Hillsboro OR US

Oregon
This shows the first polydome observatory and the new and improved.
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In the Great Sandy Desert OR US

In the Great Sandy Desert OR US

Oregon
This is the first of two. We made slow progress over several years as we visited our remote site. All...
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Fort Ann NY US

Fort Ann NY US

New York
Finally have my Explora-Dome installed and I couldn't be happier! I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank...
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Fort Ann NY US

Fort Ann NY US

New York
I received my Explora-Dome on July 8, 2006. It's quality, strength, price, and professional looks cannot be matched in a...
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Ithaca NY US

Ithaca NY US

New York
Concrete building and geodesic dome were first built in 1980. The original dome had two removable sections, but was leaky...
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Long Lake NY US

Long Lake NY US

New York
This image is without the yet to be built warm room.
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Olean NY US

Olean NY US

New York
It went very easy!
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Apex NC US

Apex NC US

North Carolina
Here are a few more
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Apex NC US

Apex NC US

North Carolina
Here are some photos of my Domed Roll off Building I like both worlds. Open when I can and closed...
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Apex NC US

Apex NC US

North Carolina
I built my ED as a rolloff dome structure so I could have the open sky if i wanted it.Works...
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Stem NC US

Stem NC US

North Carolina
Easy installation. Aluminum roof support fit perfectly and built building to fit the rood support. Dome rotates smoothly and shutter...
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Au Sable Forks NY US

Au Sable Forks NY US

New York
I bought my ED at NEAF and was delivered after the show was over. My 10x10 building was constructed by...
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Bellport NY US

Bellport NY US

New York
I used the standard 10' x 10' building on my back deck. The pier is dead center and 6 feet...
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Catskill Region NY US

Catskill Region NY US

New York
12 inch Sonotube with rebar and concrete fill. Mount includes BC&F AE MegaWedge to host Meade LX-200 telescope.
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Catskill Region NY US

Catskill Region NY US

New York
Motorized Rotational Control for ObservaDome Added a Brother in-line GTR gear motor that is electrically reversible. Purchased the gear motor...
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Catskill Region NY US

Catskill Region NY US

New York
Prepared 12 inch concrete pier and poured just over 1.5 yards of 5000 PSI stiff mix readimix for footing and...
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Daggett MI US

Daggett MI US

Michigan
Exploradome on a 10 by 10 shed with a 6 by 10 control room attached.
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Lake Leelanau MI US

Lake Leelanau MI US

Michigan
Hahnenberg Observatory addition was completed in a day and a half. Check additional pictures at www.astronomy-leelanau.blogspot.com. A great investment! Ed...
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Woodbury MN US

Woodbury MN US

Minnesota
It took awhile, but the Exploradome is a real bargain. I got a "Seconds" and (successfully) painted the inside black....
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Wyoming MN US

Wyoming MN US

Minnesota
My Explora-dome was purchased in September 2008 at the Minnesota State fair to house my Meade 10 LX 200R. Pictured...
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Cosby MO US

Cosby MO US

Missouri
it went pretty good but it was difficult to get the dome to rotate and now i don't have to...
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Billings MT US

Billings MT US

Montana
Dome is placed on an 8 foot elevated deck with isolated concrete pier. Building is 10x10 with office and workspace...
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Swanzey NH US

Swanzey NH US

New Hampshire
Love this setup! Using it with a Celestron CGE 14 SCT permanently mounted in a solid heavy duty pier! Very...
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Absecon NJ US

Absecon NJ US

New Jersey
Elevated, plywood floor with carpet and center concrete pier. Added 2x4 sidewall supports. 20 amp electric service with Meade LX-200...
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Asbury NJ US

Asbury NJ US

New Jersey
Contruction pictures.
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Asbury NJ US

Asbury NJ US

New Jersey
I managed to build the structure and be domed in one day. 13 hours. It can be done. For more...
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Branchburg NJ US

Branchburg NJ US

New Jersey
I call it Palomar East.
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Millville NJ US

Millville NJ US

New Jersey
Elevated 10x10 building to ExploraDome specifications. Additional attached operator room, 10x10 at ground level. www.HollyDome.com
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Espanola NM US

Espanola NM US

New Mexico
Dan's nephew, John delivered the dome on Sat. at 8:30 am and I had it installed on top of my...
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amhesrt NY US

amhesrt NY US

New York
was simple.
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Muncie IN US

Muncie IN US

Indiana
I'm very happy with the dome.
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Shelbyville IN US

Shelbyville IN US

Indiana
Finished Product.
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Norridgewock ME US

Norridgewock ME US

Maine
Overall, a good installation. Track installation and alignment with rollers was the toughest part. Used locally built 10 X 10...
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Orrington ME US

Orrington ME US

Maine
The 8' round building was very easy to build and has provided a safe, secure, and weatherproof shelter for my...
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Winchendon ME US

Winchendon ME US

Maine
Put my observatory up this past summer and I'm enjoying very much. Thanks, John Daneu
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Ellicott City MD US

Ellicott City MD US

Maryland
I installed my ED after I had installed a concrete pier on my deck. I had to offset my dome...
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Frederick MD US

Frederick MD US

Maryland
Building has a floor that sits 7 foot off the ground directly over a small 4'x4' deck which supports my...
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Frederick MD US

Frederick MD US

Maryland
Finished Dome..
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Frederick MD US

Frederick MD US

Maryland
Wife is now is almost done with with HER Decorations...
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Dalton MA US

Dalton MA US

Massachusetts
Purchased from previous owner. Increased original wall height and added heated control room.
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Hadley MA US

Hadley MA US

Massachusetts
A great addition to our school's astronomy classes. Students can easily open it up for solar observations during class. It...
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Lunenburg MA US

Lunenburg MA US

Maine
Massapoag Pond Observatory I recently got into astronomy and soon figured out I would need a observatory to continue this...
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Topeka KS US

Topeka KS US

Kansas
Interior of 10x10 building. How nice to have the equipment set up and ready to use.
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Black Forest CO US

Black Forest CO US

Colorado
Total cost of dome and building was about $1600. See more at http://www.astroskies.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=422
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Boulder CO US

Boulder CO US

Colorado
Tan colored dome with black lining
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Canon City CO US

Canon City CO US

Colorado
8' dome installed for Astrophotography at "Stargate Observatory"
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Centennial CO US

Centennial CO US

Colorado
Explor-Dome on POD
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Colorado Springs CO US

Colorado Springs CO US

Colorado
This Explora Dome houses a Celestron 11" HD and a Pentax 100 telescopes. The dome is at 7000 ft of...
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Ridgway CO US

Ridgway CO US

Colorado
A friend of mine had two 8" domes sitting in his backyard in AR. I bought both and sold one....
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Monroe CT US

Monroe CT US

Connecticut
I bought this Dome from someone who bought it 18 months earlier and never did anything with it. It sat...
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Delray Beach FL US

Delray Beach FL US

Florida
One of the first-run domes. I built a 10x10 base building and made my own transitions.
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Eastpoint FL US

Eastpoint FL US

Florida
Thank's ExploraDome. I built this dome with zero carpentry skills in about one month of evenings.Now I can really enjoy...
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Port Saint Lucie FL US

Port Saint Lucie FL US

Florida
Imaging is a whole lot more fun now. Explora Dome is a great kit and made the build go pretty...
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Sarasota FL US

Sarasota FL US

Florida
The dome arrived in perfect shape and went on without a hitch!
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Venice FL US

Venice FL US

Florida
Built the building out of wood to Exploradome building specs...vinyl siding and molded roof
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Capt Cook HI US

Capt Cook HI US

Hawaii
Dome is now automated and finished
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San Jose CA US

San Jose CA US

California
http://www.almadenobservatory.net/
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Saratoga CA US

Saratoga CA US

California
This was a complete rebuild of an existing observatory that was present on our home property when we purchased in...
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Thousand Oaks CA US

Thousand Oaks CA US

California
Major work first to add support beams to original overhang. Trick to bending sheet metal wall: Place on top of...
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Yuba City CA US

Yuba City CA US

California
Yuba City Astronomical Observatory 39° 6' 52.74? N, 121° 38' 2.85? W
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Lucerne Valley CA US

Lucerne Valley CA US

California
Explora-dome, 10ft by 10ft building with Meade LX200GPS inside. Weather station and seismograph added extras.
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Golden Valley AZ US

Golden Valley AZ US

Arizona
Went together easily, but with several phone calls to Dan. (Thanks for the good support).
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Many Farms AZ US

Many Farms AZ US

Arizona
It took a while, built my base myself. Once base was done, the dome was easy to install atop its...
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Tucson AZ US

Tucson AZ US

Arizona
Well engineered.
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Cypress CA US

Cypress CA US

California
10' by 10' building, with 4' walls.
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Hollister CA US

Hollister CA US

California
Poured a pier on Wednesday. It rests on compacted California clay with a raised floor inside the bottom ring. Three...
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Fountain Hills AZ

Fountain Hills AZ

Arizona
Installed by Frank Lopez of Stellarvision/Tucson. Great job!
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Anchorage AK US

Anchorage AK US

Alaska
elcome to the Hubby Observatory. After several false starts and winter delays, I was able to complete construction. Rather than...
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