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Astro Haven 20' Clamshell Observatory Dome 230V

SKU : AHV-D02000-021

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  • This is a custom order product. No refunds are available after purchase. No cancellations.
  • Freight cost will be calculated at time of shipment.
  • A forklift will be needed for off-loading at the customer’s expense.

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  • Astro Haven 20" Clamshell Observatory Dome

    Go BIG! The Astro Haven 20" observatory makes a major statement! If you want a professional observatory for your educational institution, company, or observing site, the 20-foot Astro Haven clamshell observatory is it. There is room for multiple piers and telescopes in the Astro Haven 20, or you can have one professionally sized telescope and still have plenty of room for consoles, groups of people, etc. Astro Haven clamshell domes of all sizes are currently operating all over the world. They are the dome of choice for onboard ships, for scientific facilities on the North Pole as well as at observational sites in the highest elevations of Peru.

    Built Tough to Last with Minimal Maintenance

    This super tough non-rotating 20" clamshell dome is constructed of fiberglass using the latest 3-D design and CAD tools. Decades of aerospace engineering experience has been applied to its fabrication and design. The exterior is white gel coated for great UV protection. For those who would like to match their dome to an existing building or to the dome's surroundings, a color matching option is available.

    Clamshell vs Rotating Dome

    Unlike traditional rotating domes, an Astro Haven clamshell-style observatory allows the user to choose how much exposure they desire. Operate wide open to have an unobstructed view of the sky, which is the perfect way to achieve immediate thermal equilibrium, or enjoy a beautiful summer night out under the celestial canopy. Partial closure offers protection against wind and shields against light coming from a particular direction. When fully closed, your dome is sealed up tight, offering protection against most any weather Mother Nature can throw at it.

    Mount on a Foundation or Building

    The height of the Astro Haven 20' Dome is 13' 8'. Customers either add the dome to the top of a structure and add stairs to reach the equipment, or they lay a foundation and simply bolt the Astro Haven dome down. Entry to the dome can be achieved by adding an optional access hatch with an automotive type slam lock (choose in the Options drop-down).

    Electronic Opening System

    The Astro Haven 20' Clamshell Dome includes a 230V shutter opening system with a digital keypad inside the dome and a computer interface for remote operation from your living room, classroom, or any other location in the world.

    Easy Installation!

    When your Astro Haven dome is ready, it can either be picked up at the factory or you can have it crated and shipped to your destination. Crating and handling are extra. If you live outside the USA, treated wood is required for shipment. In this instance, choose the International Crating option as opposed to the USA Crating option. The Astro Haven 20-Ft. Dome comes in twelve pieces and has a total weight of about 2250 lb. It comes on two skids that weigh about 700 lb. each and are 84" high x 90" wide x 192" long. Obviously, this is not going via UPS or USPS! OPT will contact you when your dome is ready and a shipping quote will be generated at that time.

    When your dome arrives, it is easy to install by fitting the 12 pieces together and then bolting the lower flange of the dome to a concrete pad or structure that is isolated from your pier. Bolts need to be inserted every 24". For those rare occasions when that is not an option, Astro Haven offers Base-Hold Down Plates, which are sold separately.

    Freight cost will be calculated at time of shipment. A forklift will be needed for off-loading at the customer’s expense.

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    • This is a custom order product. No refunds are available after purchase. No cancellations.
    • Freight cost will be calculated at time of shipment.
    • A forklift will be needed for off-loading at the customer’s expense.

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