Astronomy Mobile Outreach Vehicle (AMOV)

Exterior Improvements

I painted a large panel across the back of the vehicle as a base for some lettering. It is about 12 inches high and 80 inches across. There is a 1/4 inch pinstripe around the panel.. Here is the lettering applied. It says "You can't reach for the stars...If you can't see them. Fight Light Pollution" I had the lettering cut out in vinyl, and then I applied it in 3 separate pieces. Alignment was a pain, but it came out okay. I then shot about 6 coats of clear over the panel and lettering.
Another view of the rear panel of the RV. Here is the platform at Astronomy Day 2005 along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Next to the RV is a Coronado SolarMax 40 solar telescope on a Leitz tripod and my homebuilt 15" f4.8 truss dobsonian.