Our Plans provide you with all the information you will need to construct an easy to build, attractive and fully functional Backyard Roll-Off Observatory. 95% of the materials are available from your local building materials retailer. 

Piers are available from us and Pier Shop Plans are included with the Plans, or you can build your own less expensive pier. Roof roll off tracks are available from your local Overhead Door wholesaler / retailer, or from us (see Kits page). Track Specs are Included. 

Use SkyShed Plans as a complete resource or as a jumping off point for your own ideas.

System requirements are PC PII/266 Mhz with 32 megs of Ram, Win 98 or above. 

NOT Designed for Mac computers. Although Mac users who can run a Windows compatible mode on their Mac tell us it works for them. Pls do not purchase unless you are certain you can open Win .exe files on your Mac in Windows Mode.

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- The "Lite" version of the plans is not recommended for first time builders. It does not contain the over 100 Step-by-Step Construction Photos or Step-by-Step Text Instructions, and should only be used by experienced builders or those on a tight budget.

CD and Full Download Features

Six Complete Sets of Plans Included!

Observatory Sizes
6'X6', 6'X8', 8'X10', 10'X10', 10'X12', 10'X14'
  • Each Plan is adaptable for Roll Left and Roll Right Variations
  • Over 100 Step-by-Step construction photos with individual text instructions
  • eDrawing Viewer for viewing the Plans included on the CD
  • Rotate, Pan, Zoom, Print individual Plan views from the eDrawing viewer
  • Construction Step Views are also included in .jpg format for viewing in photo software programs  
  • Materials Lists for each Plan 
  • Additional printable Step by Step Construction instructions in .txt format
  • 4 1/2", 6 5/8' and 8 5/8" Steel Pier Plans and Support Jack Plans. Your local metal shop can build your pier
  • Construction and Maintenance Hints and Tips in .txt format
  • Yahoo Discussion Group with Instant Access to SkyShed Owners, Dealers, Builders and Designers
  • Hours of fun and learning even if you're just dreaming of building your own backyard observatory
  • Lifetime Access to new Plans and information as they become available



With the included eDrawing viewer, Rotate, Pan, Zoom and Print 2D or 3D individual Plan views

Over 100
Printable Step by Step construction photos with individual text instructions

Orders for Plans on CD by mail are shipped via mail. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery

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$39.95 - $59.95

The New Plans Lite Version contains everything except the over 100 Step-by-Step Construction Photos and individual Text Instructions. Suitable for advanced builders or those on a tight budget. $39.95 US

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SkyShed Plans customers include employees of NASA, MIT, UCLA, Northrop Grumman Space Technology, hundreds of Astro Cub members, writers, astronomers, professors, teachers, clubs, schools, and everyday people like us, all over the world!

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