Pro Dome 10' Dome Observatory

  • $8,395.00


The Pro-Dome PD10 model is a complete ten 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 ten foot diameter, 12" high Wall Ring (WR10) matches the PD10 base ring. One or more wall rings may be stacked to increase wall height of PD10. Includes molded semi-door section and hardware.

Electric motors for shutter operation and rotation are available for all domes. All motors are 12 VDC and can be added at any time to the dome. 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 Shipping
Dome Crating/Shipping Price listed does not include crating and shipping charges. The crating charge for the PD10 is $495, but can be higher depending wall rings and accessories ordered. Give us a call for a complete observatory quote.
Dome Specifications
Dome Diameter 10' (3.049 meters)
Base Ring Diameter 9' 11" (3.023 meters)
Base Ring Height 12" (0.305 meters)
Wall Ring Height 12" (0.305 meters)
Wall Ring Weight 95 lbs (43.1 meters)
Door Opening 19" (0.483 meters)
Height at Center Without wall rings: 6' (1.829 meters)
Rollers 31
Slot Width 36" (0.914 meters)
Slot Past Zenith 16" (0.406 meters)
Structure Weight Without wall rings: 310 lbs (140.6 kg)

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