Wednesday, August 05, 2020

learned of repair work

Chris V shared a couple of photos from his visit to the David Dunlap Observatory. Richmond Hill is taking advantage of the "quiet time" to do repairs.

It's very interesting seeing the bare metal of the dome. And the blue door is not blue!

dome being reconditioned and refinished

It sure looks to me like the dome proper, and shutters, have already been repainted.

Louvres are out. The catwalk plates are out. Neat.

They are also working on the south dome which houses the 19-inch.

DDO Admin south dome reconditioning

They are going to remove the roof panels to refurb them.

It's fantastic to see all the work being done. It'll be so shiny when we return!

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