Technical Innovations Home Dome - 10' Observatory - No Door in Base Ring

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TT-HD10
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  • Technical Innovations Home Dome - 10' Observatory - No Door in Base Ring

    Technical Innovations Home Dome - 10' Observatory - No Door in Base Ring

    • Sale
    • Regular price $7,995.00
    • ITEM #
      TT-HD10


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    Technical Innovations Home Dome - 10' Observatory - No Door in Base Ring

    Technical Innovations Home Dome - Ten Foot Observatory Dome

    The Technical Innovations Home Dome - Ten Foot Observatory Dome is a complete ten foot diameter fiberglass observatory for on-structure use. Includes dome quadrants (4), rear cover, shutters (2), dome support ring (4 pieces), 12" high base ring (4 pieces), and all hardware (stainless steel bolts, etc.), silicone sealer,and instructions for construction and operation. Center height of dome plus base ring is 6 feet.

    Let's learn more about the Technical Innovations HD10 Observatory...

    The 10' Home Dome (HD10) has a lower cost than the Professional Dome 10, and is designed primarily for on-structure installation. The HD10 can accommodate most Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes up to 16" and Newtonians (on German Equatorials) up to 16" diameter. Large yoke-mounted Newtonians may require a larger dome or an off-center telescope mount.


    Built to the same high standard of all TI domes, the HDl0 has a 5' high dome made of two pairs of "quadrants" bolted together along internal flanges. The dome sits on a 12" high base ring that incorporates the ball bearing rollers for dome rotation. A reverse flange at the top of the base ring covers the roller area and keeps the dome safe from wind. The shutter opening is a generous 36" wide, extending up to zenith and 16" beyond. Two shutters open by sliding up and over the dome, then nest together outside the rear cover. As in all Technical Innovations observatories, two integral, automatic latches lock the shutter together for security when closed.

    Because no part of the 10' Home Dome weighs more than about 45 lb, it is easy to assemble without use of cranes, even on top of high structures. As with our other dome designs, the HD10 must be securely mounted on a solid support structure. Rectangular and circular skirts often ease the transition to the existing or newly constructed structure. The domes use bolt-together construction. Assembly requires alignment of parts, measuring and drilling bolt holes, and use of common hand and power tools. Larger holes, for rollers and latches, are cut and finished at the factory. Assembly time required: two people, two days.

    Two shutters move up-and-over, automatically disengaging during opening to nest together at the rear of the dome when open. This patented design makes the full shutter opening available to the astronomer (and assists in sky orientation for students). The dome turns easily on hard rubber, ball-bearing rollers mounted on the base ring. You can add motors to rotate the dome and move the shutters, and even operate the dome remotely.

    Weather protection is assured by overlapping flanges and baffling, not seals that will wear out or deteriorate. Temperature control is provided by a brilliant white exterior gel coat that normally keeps inside temperature within a few degrees of the shade temperature, so no cool-down period is required before your observing session begins. A dark blue interior helps preserve dark adaptation.

    Nearly 1,500 Technical Innovations domes are now in use by amateur and professional astronomers around the world, and a great number of them HD10 models!

    Technical Innovations Home Dome - Ten Foot Observatory Dome Features

    • Weather protection is assured by overlapping flanges and baffling, not seals that will wear out or deteriorate.
    • You can add motors to rotate the dome and move the shutters, and even operate the dome remotely.
    • Temperature control is provided by a brilliant white exterior gel coat that normally keeps inside temperature within a few degrees of the shade temperature, so no cool-down period is required before your observing session begins.
    • Two shutters move up-and-over, automatically disengaging during opening to nest together at the rear of the dome when open. This patented design makes the full shutter opening available to the astronomer (and assists in sky orientation for students).
    • A dark blue interior helps preserve dark adaptation.
    Technical Innovations Product Number: HD10

    Customer Note: Because Technical Innovations Observatories are a highly specialized product that will be shipped directly from the manufacturer, it would be next to impossible for us to give you even a rough estimate of shipping costs for both domestic and international orders via our on-line calculator. For that reason, we've included special information on both packaging and shipping. If you decide to purchase an observatory, you will be given full shipping and packing charges at the time of your purchase - or you may feel free to email our professional sales staff at any time for further estimates. OPT has also put together several telescope, computer controlled mount and imaging packages to accompany your Technical Innovations Observatory. Thank you!

    Additional Information

    Dome Shutter DesignTwo Piece Nesting Shutter
    Dome Wall Thickness (")3/16" minimum
    Dome/Roof MovementManual with Electronic Optional
    Exterior ColorWhite
    Exterior Surface TreatmentWhite Gel Coat
    FreightYes
    Height of Riser or Wall12"
    Height of Shutter Opening16" past zenith
    Interior ColorDark Blue
    ManufacturerTechnical Innovations
    Max Interior Height6'
    Number of Shutter Rollers16
    Number of Shutters2
    Observatory ShapeRound
    Required Closing Force25 lb.
    Required Opening Force20 lb.
    Required Turning Force15 lb.
    Riser Ring or Wall IncludedYes
    Roller Diameter3"
    Roof TypeHemispherical Dome
    Shutter Operation MethodManual with Electronic Optional
    Snow Load (psf)40 lb.
    WarrantyLimited Warranty
    Width of Shutter Opening36"
    Wind Load (mph)110

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