Below are the details of Kielder Observatories' layout and design.
Overall Site PlanHere is a view of the overall site. You can see the main viewing platform off to the right with the main roadway and car park on the left.
To find the observatory's location within the UK check out the Observatory Location Page.
Plan of platformThis is a plan view of the platform, you can see the 20" scope on the left and 14" in the AHFBJKLAFVJKABMFGAmiddle.
SectionAnother view of the platform but this time in cross section, again the 20" is on the left and the 14" is in the middle. The telescopes are both isolated from the wooden platform by mounting them on solid concrete piers.
Sites energy strategy
Finally the image below shows how green the whole complex will be. Utilizing wind and solar energy to power all of the equipment and most importantly the kettles on those cold winter nights.