Missouri Skies Observatory
First Light:  Fall 2000


Constructed by Dan Bush, John Bush, Norma Bush, and Dan Woody

• Main Instrument: .5 meter (20") Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
  • Main Instrument:  .5 meter (20-Inch) Obsession Dobsonian Reflector
  • Latitude:     4014'54.73" North
  • Longitude:  9419'11.19" West
  • Altitude: 910 feet - 277.4 meters (Camera 9 feet above ground.)
  • Google Map Locator: Link to google maps HERE
  • YouTube Eclipse Video Showing the Observatory in Action HERE

All Sky Camera "Live View" from the Observatory Roof



  



 Construction Pictures





Framing Completed

Foundation Completed
Walls Completed



Roof and Rails Completed

Roof in Stowed Position for the first time.
Fully Operative with Orion 16" Orion DSE Dobsonian



The roof is raised and lowered with this boat winch.
The Big Dipper above the Observatory
Aerial View of the observatory.


Observatory Gallery