Home Dome 15' Dome Observatory
- Brand: Technical Innovations
- Product Code: HD15
- Availability: Ships 120-140 days after order
The Home-Dome HD15 model is a complete fifteen 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 HD15 also includes electric shutter and dome rotation drives with power supply. The optional Circular Skirt (CS15) is a five piece skirt that ends in a 15' 8" diameter circle with drip flange.
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 HD15 is $835. 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)|
|Height at Center||8' 6" (2.591 meters)|
|Slot Width||50" (1.270 meters)|
|Slot Past Zenith||18" (0.457 meters)|
|Structure Weight||650 lbs. (294.8 kg)|