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Observatory Plans and Accessories

CJE1P - 11'6" x 11'6" Drawings


Print instructions, drawings, and materials list for the Model CJE1 11’6″ x 11’6″ observatory. 13 pgs., 11 x 17 format. Includes shipping within the continental U.S.

Rack and Gear Motor

$1400.00 plus shipping purchased price*
Rack and Gear Motor

Heavy Duty Rack and Gear Motor System with Limit Switches and Hand Controller. Includes up to 12′ of rack and the carrier bearing assembly. Note on observatories requiring more than 12′ of rack add $60 per each additional 6′ needed, plus $30 per foot over 12′.

LBB Motor Interface – 120V relays to control motor, required for automation: $330

*See our BYO Observatories page for price on installed motors.

CM2P - 16' x 24' Drawings

$150.00/set of 3 or $270/set of 6

Club Model 2 Drawings are to IBC standards and include the following specs: 16′ x 24′ roll-off roof observatory structure, Both slab and deck option cross sections of complete structure, Deck layout and assembly, Wall layout and assembly, Basic floor plan layout, Roof layout and assembly, Track and support system layout and assembly, Roof truss profile, Elevation views, Complete section details for roller system, etc., Handicap accessibility , Plans are 36″ x 24″ format. Includes shipping within the continental U.S.

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Mounting Plate

$240.00 plus shipping

Plates for pier, 3/8″, 11″ x 11″ steel with black enamel finish. Machined to accept Meade LX ALT/AZ, Meade Wedge, Nexstar 8 and 11, and any other mount that has 1/2″ center mounting bolt.

Print & Roller Package

$250.00 plus shipping

Package includes the Model CJE1 11’6″ x 11’6″ drawings listed above plus 6 each 800 lb. capacity v-groove rollers.

The rollers may be purchased separately for $210.00 for 6 each or additional rollers may be purchased individually for $35.00 each plus shipping.

Axle Bolts & Hardware

$60.00 plus shipping

Set of 6 each axle bolts and hardware for use with the above listed v-groove rollers, or may be purchased individually for $10.00 each, plus shipping.

Omega 1 Steel Pier

$820.00 plus crating & shipping

Steel piers, specs are 8″ x 8″ square o.d. and internally baffled to eliminate “ring”. Plates are milled to your specific mount and pier is made to your custom height. Each pier comes standard with a GFI protected outlet. Colors are black, white, or dark blue. Pier heights are: 30″, 36″, 42″, 48″, and 54″ heights. For custom heights, please contact us.

If after ordering one of the print packages above, you decide to have us construct your observatory, we will refund the price of the print package.

How to order: To place an order for one of the print packages, plates, piers, and/or rack & gear motor:

1. For plans:  Plans include shipping in the continental US.  For plans, you may place your order by sending PayPal to [email protected].  Please be sure to specify item number(s) that you are ordering and include your shipping address.


2. Mail your name and address along with your payment. Please include your telephone number, in case we need to contact you. Please make checks and money orders payable to CJE Construction, Inc.

Please note if you are ordering the CJE1PLATE mounting plate, CJE1PR print/roller package, CJE1 Rack & Gear Motor System, or Omega pier, the shipping will be additional according to shipment location. Please contact us for shipping amount.

Payment Options: PayPal, check or money order accepted. Please make checks and money orders payable to CJE Construction, Inc. Please contact us for installation terms.

Shipping: Prints and print/roller packages will normally ship within 1 week of receiving your payment. Plates, piers, and rack & gear motor systems will ship within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving your payment.

Shipping cost: Shipping will be additional according to shipment location. Please contact us for shipping amount prior to sending payment..

Return policy: There is a 15% restocking fee on cancelled orders and 25% stocking fee on custom ordered items.