My roll off roof telescope cover
This is the mini garden tool shed that
covers the telescope which is set up
inside ready to work.
The modified roof runs on heavy duty
drawer runners, it opens fully and is
self supporting, so no extra rail track is
The roof opens smoothly and only
requires one hand to operate it.
(See videos 1 and 4 right)
The telescope is a Skywatcher 120mm
refractor on a EQ6 mount and fitted with
a ZWO auto focuser and mini filter wheel
before a ZWO ASI183 mono camera.
Guiding is accomplished with a Orion
All components connected via ASCOM to
a laptop sitting to the left of the column,
which in turn is operated by a further
computer indoors via wi-fi.
Video 2 show the telescope slewing onto
an object ready to observe, while video 3
show it parking to a defined position
ready to shut the roof.