of the new Observatory
Happy Jack, Arizona
Located at 6800
feet elevation on top of the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona,
the ground breaking has begun on the new observatory at a world
class dark sky site. The skies are not only extremely dark, but
very transparent and the seeing is sub-arcsecond on most nights.
This is the story of the construction of our new Clear Creek Canyon
Observatory in Happy Jack, from ground breaking to first light!
the Base Framework
the Base Frame and Deck
the Walls and Stabilizing the Deck
Roll Off Frame Work
Covering, Doors, and Tie Downs
Stripping and Mount installation
- The installation of the 8 inch schmidt camera!
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