Home & Pro Dome Options

All Domes

Preassembly: The dome is completely constructed, with all accessories (except rectangular/circular skirts), and then put through a complete series of "working observatory" tests. When disassembled for crating, as many parts as possible are left in place and seams are carefully marked. Walls can be crated in "stacks" rather than individual ring sections. Observatory Solutions provides detailed reassembly instructions with the preassembly option.

Custom Exterior Colors: The dome exterior is color matched from a sample you provide. The color pigment is in the material and not a coating. Fire retardant can be added for additional protection in fire danger areas.

Digital Dome Works: 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.

6' Dome

Computer Cubbie: Increases Pro Dome floor area by providing a recess into the dome wall for working with your computer or notes. Size is 30" wide, 16" deep, and 40" high. The computer cubbie can be molded into any (or all) of the three 45" high wall sections making up the PD6 observatory.

Rectangular Skirt: For the Home Dome, a four piece fiberglass skirt to make transition between the circular observatory and a flat/sloping roof or building edge. The horizontal flange fastens under a wall or base ring flange, while a vertical flange attaches to your structure. The skirt slopes downward 4 inches to a drip flange.

10' Dome

Wall Ring: For the Pro Dome, a ten foot diameter wall ring, 12" high, matches the base ring. Six pieces with semi-molded door. One or more wall rings may be stacked to increase wall height.

Rectangular Skirt: For the Home Dome, an eight piece fiberglass skirt to make transition between the circular observatory and a flat/sloping roof or building edge. The horizontal flange fastens under a wall or base ring flange, while a vertical flange attaches to your structure. The skirt slopes downward 4 inches to a drip flange.

Circular Skirt: For the Home Dome, a five piece fiberglass skirt to the make transition between the circular observatory and circular buildings, or to keep water away from the foundation. The horizontal flange of the circular skirt fastens over a wall.

15' Dome

Wall Ring: For the Pro Dome, a fifteen foot diameter wall ring, 12" high, matches the PD15 base ring. Seven pieces with semi-molded door. Wall rings may be stacked to increase wall height of the PD15.

Circular Skirt: For the Home Dome, a five piece fiberglass skirt to the make transition between the circular observatory and circular buildings, or to keep water away from the foundation. The horizontal flange of the circular skirt fastens over a wall.

6' & 10' Domes

Electric Shutter Drive: Electric Shutter Drive utilizing a 12vDC motors assembly with shaft and stainless steel cables for opening and closing the shutter. Includes a "sliding contact" system for power transfer, all pulleys and hardware, and electrical power wires. Can be added at any time.

Electric Dome Drive: Electric Dome Drive utilizing two 12vDC motor assemblies. The system is "friction drive" with direct contact with the DSR underside. Includes two motor assemblies, all hardware, and electrical power wires. Can easily be added at any time.

Power Supply: A 12vDC 15A Power Supply with built-in key switch and two toggle switches for the ED10 Electric Dome Drive and ES10 Electric Shutter Drive. Comes in either 110vAC or 220vAC input. Inquire about special international plug configurations.