PUTTING UP THE STUD WALLS
This part of the construction definitely takes two people.
Here Trooper Tony Tosh (Ret.) poses in front of the first two walls of
the observatory. These two walls were constructed under the car port
and carried into place. The third was similarly constructed, but
the fourth "door wall" was built around the door frame. The height
of the walls became dependent on the door size. Originally, I had
planned on shorter walls, and having a door custom built to this size.
This was going to be overly expensive, so I went with a standard door instead.
My only worry at this point is whether the walls will be too high for the
scope to see over. Specifically, I worry about my southern horizon.
In a worst case scenario, I could lengthen my metal pier (not shown).
According to my calculations, the scope should peer just over the walls
when in observing mode. We'll see.....