3-Metre ScopeDome Observatory Clamshell

Due to the lack of synchronization of the dome’s shutter with the telescope, clamshell-type domes are chosen by professional astronomers for tracking satellites, space debris or quick sky surveys.

The dome design protects the telescope from weather conditions. The fast shutter drive allows almost immediate observation. A special feature of the dome is the ability to open only selected shutter, which allows additional protection of the telescope against strong winds.

All domes we manufacture are assembled in our factory, and then, after dismantling, carefully prepared for transport.

We encourage you to read the assembly instructions and photo gallery taken during the installation of the dome.

3-Metre ScopeDome Observatory Clamshell


Basic parameters

  • Diameter: ~3.0 m
  • Heigh: ~3.1 m
  • Weight: ~300 kg
  • Number of Shutters: 3
  • Opening Time: 80s
  • Drive: six engines 250W
  • Automation: ScopeDome Arduino Card
  • Software: ScopeDome Arduino Driver, ASCOM, Windows 10
  • Equipment bay: ~77 x 35 x39 cm
  • Door: ~77 x 59 cm
  • Dedicated telescope: PlaneWave CDK 700 or smaller

Note :  (~ denotes approximate) All dimensions are approximate for reference only


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