Backyard Observatories

Do you want an observatory in your yard but lack the time or ability to build it? Backyard Observatories is your solution! For as low as $2,468 for a 7½-foot-square roll-off-roof shed with customer-supplied concrete slab, Backyard Observatories will come to your location and construct it for you. Structures as large as the 16-by-24-foot Club model pictured here ($8,599 base price) are available, as well as numerous additional options such as piers, roof motors, or raised-deck models when a slab isn't suitable. Complete kits are also available for the do-it-yourselfer.

Contact: Scott Horstman, Backyard Observatories, 8411 Rodgers Rd., Lodi, OH 44254; 330-667-3214;'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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