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Backyard Observatory Offers Intergalactic Escape

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When you spend as much time as we do exploring the deep recesses of the Internet, it's not long before something this wacky ends up on the screen. Why not build an amateur observatory in the backyard and start hunting around the galaxy? That's what Brian J. of Aurora, Ill., did. With help from friends and $1,000, Brian assembled this backyard stargazer's paradise. As a guy with a lot on his plate—"a wife, two young kids, and a career that is taking off"—Brian finds the lilliputian dome a welcome escape from his hectic day-to-day existence. Follow this link to full construction photos, along with some pretty stellar photography.
· The Bronsonian Observatory