Home Dome 10' Dome Observatory

  • $7,595.00


The Home-Dome HD10 model is a complete ten foot diameter fiberglass observatory for on-structure use. It includes four dome quadrants, rear cover, shutters, dome support ring, 12" high base ring, stainless steel assembly hardware, caulk, and instructions. The optional Rectangular Skirt (RS10) is a eight piece fiberglass skirt to make transition between the circular observatory and a flat/sloping roof or building edge. The horizontal flange of the RS10 fastens under a wall or base ring flange, while a vertical flange attaches to your structure. The optional Circular Skirt (CS10) is the same as RS10, except the four piece skirt ends in a 10' 8" diameter circle with drip flange.

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 HD10 is $495. 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)
Height at Center 6' (1.829 meters)
Rollers 16
Slot Width 36" (0.914 meters)
Slot Past Zenith 16" (0.406 meters)
Structure Weight 310 lbs. (140.6 kg)

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