Tuomi Observatory at Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

Home Page, Map
see December 2009 RASC Journal, page 256, "Gizmos, Little Observatory on the Prairie"

Clamshell Observatory
Hip Roof clamshell observatory, built November 2002
8 feet by 8 feet made from 7 sheets of 3/8" plywood

Sides open up
Each side opens up

End pieces lift out
End pieces lift out

Observing by moonlight
Observing by moonlight with windshade to the North
March 2003

Photographing Andromeda
Photographing Andromeda, November 2003


8 inch Meade StarFinder f/6 reflector

80 mm SkyWatcher f/5 refractor

XT12 & Byers 812
Added a wood floor in November, 2007

Orion XT12 and Byers 812 mount, February 2009

Still fits but getting crowded

Photographing Andromeda
80mm SkyWatcher becomes the finderscope, November, 2009

Photos by Tenho Tuomi, Saskatchewan, Canada