The Home-Dome HD6 model is a complete six foot diameter fiberglass observatory for on-structure use. It includes dome halves, rear cover, shutters, dome support ring, 9" high base ring, stainless steel assembly hardware, caulk, and instructions. The optional Rectangular Skirt (RS6) is a four piece fiberglass skirt to make transition between the circular observatory and a flat/sloping roof or building edge. The horizontal flange of the RS6 fastens under a wall or base ring flange, while a vertical flange attaches to your structure.
Electric motors for shutter operation and rotation are available for all domes. All motors are 12 VDC and can be added at any time to the dome. For robotic operation, Technical Innovations provides Digital Dome Works (DDW), a computer based automation system which allows you to open and close the shutter, and control the dome azimuth so that it matches the telescope position. While the basic DDW is designed primarily for situations where the control room and the observatory are located no more than 400 feet apart, Technical Innovations offers options that allows you to operate an observatory many miles away or across the Internet.
Starting at $3,495