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automated roll of roof observatory

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automated roll of roof observatory

I am now in the final stages of completing a 4.2m x 3.6m timber  roll off roof observatory. I am  no carpenter and it has taken me a couple of years to build. The roof can be rolled manually on a good set of  existing V track and pulley wheels.  I would like to have the roof automated using the same track and wheels and I  have seen mention of electrical garage doors, gates etc being used for such a purpose.  Can anybody recommend such a set up that could be easily sourced and  installed by myself.  It would be much appreciated.

Eric

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There are a few threads on SGL Stargazers Lounge on the topic that might help you Eric.

Regards Andrew 

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roll off roof obs automation

Thanks Andy,

I've seen some of those, but it seemed as if they were more professional commercial  set ups for remote observatories and expensive.  Looking for something more DIY