Looking around

At the end of each observing session I park the scope and put everything away. Here’s some quick views of the surroundings and the interior:

Exterior view

The door is ajar as the main light streams out across the garden. Note the light on the building across the way. It’s almost always on at night, so the walls of the observatory have to be high enough to shield it from view.

Scope in park

The scope is left in parked position during the day, with Telrad in place but all other attachments removed.

Observatory interior