Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory - No Door in Base Ring

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TT-HD15
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  • Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory - No Door in Base Ring

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    • Regular price $19,750.00
    • ITEM #
      TT-HD15

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    Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory - No Door in Base Ring

    Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory

    The Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory is a complete fifteen foot diameter fiberglass observatory designed for institutional, or group uses or to meet special observing needs. It is designed to be mounted on an existing structure and consists of a solid base ring with special locking mechanisms. The package includes a 12" high base ring with reverse flange. What's more, you get a Technical Innovations PD15 electric shutter system, a PD15 rotation motor system (4 motor assemblies), and a heavy duty power supply. Is there plenty of "space"? You bet. The center height of dome plus base ring is 8' 6".

    Let's step inside a Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory and learn more...

    The Technical Innovations 15' diameter Home Dome (HD15) observatory will accommodate all but the very largest amateur and professional telescopes with associated equipment, and provides room for group use of the observatory. The HD-15 uses the same proven design as the other TI observatories and is normally installed on an existing or new building or structure. A only unique feature of the HD- 15 is the solid base ring in place of the 36" wide semi-door entrance on the PD15.

    The Technical Innovations Home Dome HD-15 dome is made of four quadrants, bolted together along internal flanges. The slot opening is 50" wide, with 24" available past the zenith. The shutter is an up-and-over, two piece, automatic latching system. The shutters nest on the rear of the dome when opened. The HD-15 includes an electric shutter and electric dome rotation system, with power supply. The dome sits on a 12" high base ring, and wall height of the PD-15 can be matched up with the optional circular skirt.

    The Technical Innovations Home Dome PD-15 can be installed at ground level on its own base structure, or can be mounted on a roof-top, tower, or other structure. The dome turns on 48 ball-bearing rollers mounted in the 12" high base ring. The standard HD-15 will meet all but the most stringent code requirements. Where needed, minor modifications can be made to meet special requirements. The base ring bottom flange (4" wide) must be securely bolted to your structure support foundation. Assembly time required: two people, three days, with additional people or equipment needed for certain steps.

    Weather protection for a Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory 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. It's no wonder nearly 1,500 Technical Innovations domes are now in use by amateur and professional astronomers around the world, and a number of them HD15 models.

    Technical Innovations Home Dome 15' Observatory Features

    • Solid base ring in place of the 36" wide semi-door entrance on the PD15.
    • Weather protection 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.
    • The standard HD-15 will meet all but the most stringent code requirements.
    • Can be installed at ground level on its own base structure, or can be mounted on a roof-top, tower, or other structure.
    • A dark blue interior helps preserve dark adaptation.
    • The shutter is an up-and-over, two piece, automatic latching system.
    • The dome turns on 48 ball-bearing rollers mounted in the 12" high base ring.
    • The shutters nest on the rear of the dome when opened.
    • Where needed, minor modifications can be made to meet special requirements.
    Technical Innovations Product Number: HD15

    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

    ConditionNew
    Construction MaterialPolyethylene
    Diameter15'
    Dome Shutter DesignTwo Piece Nesting Shutter
    Dome Wall Thickness (")3/16" minimum
    Dome/Roof MovementElectronic
    Exterior ColorWhite
    Exterior Surface TreatmentWhite Gel Coat
    FreightYes
    Height of Riser or Wall12"
    Height of Shutter Opening18" past Zenith
    Interior ColorDark Blue
    ManufacturerTechnical Innovations
    Max Interior Height8' 6"
    Number of Shutter Rollers48
    Number of Shutters2
    Observatory ShapeRound
    Required Closing ForceElectric
    Required Opening ForceElectric
    Required Turning ForceElectric with 4 drive motors
    Riser Ring or Wall IncludedYes
    Roller Diameter3"
    Roof TypeHemispherical Dome
    Shutter Operation MethodElectronic
    Snow Load (psf)40 lb.
    WarrantyLimited Warranty
    Width of Shutter Opening50"
    Wind Load (mph)110

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