Marman Observatory is a private, roll-off roof observatory in the
Colorado Rockies. A pictorial description is available here.
The structure consists of two rooms.
The sky room houses the telescope and related equipment. The office is a
passive solar heated (or perhaps warmed) room where I run the control computer
for the mount, camera, etc. The office also has a cot and hot plate for a
bit of comfort during automated imaging sequences.
The price to pay for the somewhat
remote location is the poor access to the power grid and communications.
It is turned out to be far less expensive to provide power to the
observatory with a PV system rather than paying to connect to the power
company. Internet access is provided by a Hughsnet
The major focus of observations is
differential photometry. I am a member of AAVSO and very interested in
exoplanets. Of course I do enjoy a bit of pretty picture imaging with my DSLR