Pro Dome 15' Dome Observatory
- Brand: Technical Innovations
- Product Code: PD15
- Availability: Ships 120-140 days after order
The Pro-Dome PD15 model is a complete fifteen foot diameter fiberglass observatory for standalone use. It includes four dome quadrants, rear cover, shutters, dome support ring, 12" high base ring (with or without molded semi-door section), locking hardware, stainless steel assembly hardware, caulk, and instructions. The optional fifteen foot diameter, 12" high Wall Ring (WR15) matches the PD15 base ring. One or more wall rings may be stacked to increase wall height of PD15. Includes molded semi-door section and hardware.
For robotic operation, Technical Innovations provides Digital Dome Works (DDW), a computer based automation system which allows you to open and close the shutter, and control the dome azimuth so that it matches the telescope position. While the basic DDW is designed primarily for situations where the control room and the observatory are located no more than 400 feet apart, Technical Innovations offers options that allows you to operate an observatory many miles away or across the Internet.
Technical Innovations manufacturers the Home-Dome and Pro-Dome fiberglass observatories. These observatories are available in stand-alone (Pro-Dome) and on-structure (Home-Dome) versions. The standard colors are white outside and dark blue inside. Special colors are available and Technical Innovations can do a color match from a sample you provide or you may request a color chart. Fire retardant can be added for additional protection in fire danger areas.
|Dome Crating/Shipping||Price listed does not include crating and shipping charges. The crating charge for the PD15 is $835, but can be higher depending wall rings or accessories ordered. Give us a call for a complete observatory quote.|
|Dome Diameter||15' (4.572 meters)|
|Base Ring Diameter||14' 11" (4.547 meters)|
|Base Ring Height||12" (0.305 meters)|
|Wall Ring Height||12" (0.305 meters)|
|Wall Ring Weight||110 lbs (49.9 kg)|
|Door Opening||36" (0.914 meters)|
|Height at Center||Without wall rings: 8' 6" (2.591 meters)|
|Slot Width||50" (1.270 meters)|
|Slot Past Zenith||18" (0.457 meters)|
|Structure Weight||Without wall rings: 650 lbs (294.8 kg)|