4.0 Meter Observa-DOME Drawings
Our 4.0 Meter Observa-DOME is considered the workhorse for the serious amateur astronomer or small school environment. With a clear aperture of 42 inches, it will easily accommodate Schmidt-Cassegrain type designs in the 10 to 16 inch range, while allowing room for 4 to 6 persons inside. The 4.0 Meter Observa-DOME comes standard with an electric azimuth drive system, and manually operated shutters. Available options include: Electrically operated shutters, Fixed base angle ring, Matching cylindrical base assembly, Flat roof adapter, Power bars for shutter control, Neoprene insulation, and Exterior urethane paint.
For those wishing to take the next step, in terms of complete Computer Automation, Observa-DOME is developing a complete turn-key system. This system will provide a complete hardware and software interface to control both the telescope and Observa-DOME ( shutters and azimuth drive) together. This automation package will be made available as a factory installed option or field retrofit. We expect to ship the first factory units within the next several months. Please visit our Automation page for more information.