Technical Innovations 6' Home Dome Observatory - Tall 45" Wall

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TT-PD6
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  • Regular price $5,750.00
  • Technical Innovations 6' Home Dome Observatory - Tall 45" Wall

    • Sale
    • Regular price $5,750.00
    • ITEM #
      TT-PD6


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    Technical Innovations 6' Home Dome Observatory - Tall 45" Wall

    Technical Innovations Six Foot Observatory Dome - Tall

    The PD6, six foot dome "tall", is designed for a stand-alone installation, most often on a concrete pad or deck. The dome comes with a 45" high wall with reverse flange, with a built in 19" wide door. The complete dome is 6'10" high at the zenith on the inside. The outside diameter of the wall is 72" and the 3" mounting flange turns to the inside. The shutter is a full 30" wide and opens 12" past the zenith.

    Let's learn more about the Technical Innovations Six Foot Observatory Dome...

    The 6' diameter Home Dome observatory provides all the convenience and protection of large observatories, but in a limited space. Its small size allows installation on almost any where and is less imposing in communities where neighbors have concerns about their view of your property. Though compact, the dome will easily accommodate a pier-mounted Schmidt-Cassegrain up to 12", or, depending on the mounting design a 6" Newtonian. There is space for you and a guest but for larger groups, a 10' dome is more appropriate.

    The 6' HomeDome observatory is available in two models. Each has the same 74" diameter dome with a 30" wide slot opening and two piece shutter system. The 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, sealed ball-bearing rollers mounted on the base ring portion of the wall. You can add motors to rotate the dome and move the shutters, and even fully automate and operate the dome remotely with our Digital Dome Works package.

    Weather protection in a Technical Innovations Observatory Dome 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. The Technical Innovations observatory 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. Typically, domes are assembled in place by two or three persons, without cranes or special equipment. The Technical Innovations PD6 Observatory Dome can typically be assembled in one day with two people.

    The PD6 is most commonly mounted directly onto a concrete pad or wooden deck. In some cases, the dome has been mounted onto a platform of flat roof of a building. The dome sits on a 45" high wall/base ring for a total internal height of 6'10". The PD6 is strong but very lightweight. The dome comes with 45" high, 19ƒ??????????? wide, full height access door for un-hindered entry in the ƒ???????????Homeƒ??????????? position with the shutter open. Moving equipment in and out of the observatory does not pose any problem. For added floor space, you can add one or more optional computer cubbies. Your dome must be bolted to a secure foundation. The base has an internal flange for mounting to your structure.

    Technical Innovations Six Foot Observatory Dome - Tall Features

    • 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.
    • A dark blue interior helps preserve dark adaptation.
    • The dome turns easily on hard rubber, sealed ball-bearing rollers mounted on the base ring portion of the wall.
    • The two shutters move up-and-over, automatically disengaging during opening to nest together at the rear of the dome when open.
    • Full height access door for un-hindered entry in the ƒ???????????Homeƒ??????????? position with the shutter open.
    • Add on "space" by adding optional computer cubbies.
    • Its small size allows installation on almost anywhere and is less imposing in communities where neighbors have concerns about their view of your property.
    Technical Innovations Product Number: PD6

    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 MaterialFiberglass
    Diameter6'
    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 Wall45"
    Height of Shutter Opening12" past zenith
    Interior ColorDark Blue
    ManufacturerTechnical Innovations
    Max Interior Height6' 10"
    Number of Shutter Rollers10
    Number of Shutters2
    Observatory ShapeRound
    Required Closing Force20 lb.
    Required Opening Force15 lb.
    Required Turning Force10 lb.
    Riser Ring or Wall IncludedYes
    Roller Diameter3"
    Roof TypeHemispherical Dome
    Shutter Operation MethodManual with Electronic Optional
    WarrantyLimited Warranty
    Width of Shutter Opening30"

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