Ash Dome Observatory

  • Brand: Ash Manufacturing
  • Product Code: Ash-Dome
  • Availability: Ships 180-210 days after order
  • Variable Price

 


Ash Dome is one of the most trusted names in dome observatories and tracking instrument shelters. With over 50 years of being in business, Ash Dome can be found all over the world. All Ash Domes are built to customer specifications before being shipped to the observatory site. Their experience and expertise ensures that Ash Dome will be the best dome observatory for your astronomical equipment.

Many of the outstanding features and available options designed into the Ash Dome are a direct result of suggestions received from professional astronomers, engineers, and amateur astronomers. Ash Dome has incorporated these ideas into the product they now provide to many of the world's most distinguished institutions. Yet Ash Dome is priced to be compatible with budgets of schools and amateurs.

 

Ash Domes come in two (2) different Shutter Styles:

Type "A" Shutter Style

The Type "A" shutter is used in locations where the horizon is obstructed. With the lower door section in the down position, it serves as a partial occulting device blocking light pollution as well as serving as a windscreen. When the horizon is needed, the lower shutter is left attached to the upper shutter which raises it up from the horizon.

Type "B" Drop-Out Shutter Style

The Type "B" drop-out shutter is used when the horizon is viewed frequently. With the drop-out open, the observer has a clear 0° to 105° aperture. The lower shutter can be left in the closed position to serve as an occulting device.

 

Ash Domes come in two (2) different models:

Type "R" Model

  • Available Sizes (diameter at the base ring): 8' (2.44 meters); 10' 6" (3.20 meters); 12' 6" (3.81 meters); 14' 6" (4.42 meters); 16' 6" (5.03 meters)
  • Standard Motors: 110/120v, 60 cycle, single phase; Optional: 220/230v, 50/60 cycle, single phase
  • Can be mounted on the Ash Wall Cylinder
  • R – Roof Sheet and Rib Style
  • REA – Electric Upper Shutter; Azimuth Drive
  • REB – Electric Upper Shutter; Manual Drop-Out Lower Shutter; Azimuth Drive

Type "M" Model

  • Available Sizes (diameter at the base ring): 18' 6" (5.64 meters); 20' 6" (6.25 meters); 22' 6" (6.86 meters); 24' 6" (7.47 meters); 26' 6" (8.07 meters); 28' 6" (8.68 meters); 30' 6" (9.29 meters)
  • Standard Motors: 220/230v, 50/60 cycle, single phase
  • M – Roof Sheet and Rib Style
  • MEA – Electric Upper Shutter; Azimuth Drive
  • MEBH – Electric Upper Shutter; Hydraulic Drop-Out Lower Shutter; Azimuth Drive
Ash Dome Weights
8' (2.43 meters) lb: 1100-1300 (kg: 499-590)
10' 6" (3.20m) lb: 1250 - 1550 (kg: 567 - 703)
12' 6" (3.81m) lb: 1500 - 1750 (kg: 680 - 794)
14' 6" (4.42m) lb: 1800 - 2450 (kg: 816 - 1111)
16' 6" (5.03m) lb: 2650 - 3200 (kg: 1202 - 1452)
18' 6" (5.64m) lb: 4500 - 5000 (kg: 2041 - 2268)
20' 6" (6.24m) lb: 4800 - 5500 (kg: 2177 - 2495)
22' 6" (6.85m) lb: 4900 - 5800 (kg: 2223 - 2631)
24' 6" (7.46m) lb: 6000 - 7000 (kg: 2722 - 3175)
26' 6" (8.07m) lb: 6500 - 7450 (kg: 2948 - 3379)
28' 6" (8.68m) lb: 8000 - 9700 (kg: 3629 - 4400)
30' 6" (9.29m) lb: 9500 - 10500 (kg: 4309 - 4763)

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