I am enjoying the HOME-DOME a great deal and use it on every clear night....The drive works very well and actually turns the dome better than by hand, probably because of the more even pressure on two sides....Thanks again for a good product. It does everything you said it would.
[This] is a first class outfit. Having put up a couple of previous domes..., I can appreciate the thought that must have gone into the planning of the HOME-DOME. So far as I could tell, no detail was overlooked....
Absolutely, please do quote me in your customer comments, as I'd whole-heartedly recommend your domes to anyone in the market for one. They are a great product! In 2001, S.B. moved his dome to a new site and wrote again: One really appreciates the modular design of your domes when one needs to take it apart for a move. A great thing about reassembling it a second time is that all the bolt holes were already drilled. I want to thank you guys for supplying stainless steel bolts and nuts. I had no problem with freezing of the nuts on the bolts due to corrosion that could occur with zinc bolts and nuts. Out here at my new site, we get really strong winds, but as I said, I would think only tornado winds would destroy the dome, but then my new house would also be destroyed. Let's hope that never happens! By the way, I did receive the pack of replacement J-connections for the wind restraint system. Thanks greatly for looking out for your customers.
I continue to use my Home Dome with much pleasure. My sunspot observation today was the 1477th time I have used it since the first night on April 20, 1996. I count day use as one and night use as one more in my log.... The AAVSO just informed me that I am to receive an Observer Award for my contributions to the Solar Division. Without your Home Dome this would not have happened. Having the telescope ready to go has allowed me to observe the Sun each clear day.
I bought a 10 Home Dome last year and it is functioning like a charm. I placed it on circular farm silo concrete bricks, about 5 feet high. I have the outside covered with cedar siding painted the color of my house. Planted roses and chives around perimeter. Looks nice and crisp... just like having a mini-Mt. Palomar in the yard next to the pond. Thanks again for a wonderful product. People just marvel when they get inside and watch all the gadgetry.
I am writing to let you see another example of my completed HD10 dome. I love it. You most certainly can provide a link to my web site, and I will offer as much help to others as I can. I just got the dome up Friday. It is fabulous. I have been on pins and needles working on it this week... but now that its up I am impressed with the value of what I have. My new HD150 mount and 10 inch optimized Newtonian also arrived... and the dome and this scope look as if they were made for one another. For those with a permanent site this choice definitely is an alternative to purchasing a more portable scope such as a Richey Chreiten. My dome and Newtonian are about the same cost as one of these portable systems, only it is more convenient to use.