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Technical Innovations Home Dome - 6' Observatory - Short 9" Base Ring

Item # TT-HD6

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$3,750.00
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Quick Overview

  • The Technical Innovations HD6 Observatory Dome is a six foot "short" dome designed for mounting upon an existing structure.
  • The dome comes with a 9" high "Base Ring" which contains the rotation system.
  • The Technical Innovations HD6 Observatory Dome measures 3'10" high on the inside and weighs only 110 pounds assembled.
  • The outside diameter of the Base Ring is 72" and the 3" mounting flange turns to the inside.
  • The Technical Innovations HD6 Observatory Dome shutter is a full 30" wide and opens 12" past the zenith.
  • Easily accommodates a pier-mounted Schmidt-Cassegrain up to 12", or, depending on the mounting design a 6" Newtonian.
  • The Technical Innovations HD6 Observatory Dome can provide "space" for you and a guest!
  • A 15% deposit is required at the time of your order.

Technical Innovations Six Foot Observatory Dome - Short

The Technical Innovations HD6, six foot dome "short", is designed for mounting upon an existing structure. The dome comes with a 9" high "Base Ring" which contains the rotation system. The complete dome is 3'10" high on the inside and weighs only 110 pounds assembled. The outside diameter of the Base Ring 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 HD6 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 building or structure 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 the Technical Innovations 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 HD6 can typically be assembled in one day with two people. The Technical Innovations HD6 is our "short" 6' observatory, intended for mounting on your own structure or walls. The dome sits on a 9" high base ring for a total internal height of 3'10". The HD-6S is strong but very lightweight and can be mounted on a rectangular skirt for an additional 4" of height.

Technical Innovations Six Foot Observatory Dome - Short 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.
  • The HD-6S is strong but very lightweight and can be mounted on a rectangular skirt for an additional 4" of height.
  • Its small size allows installation on almost any building or structure and is less imposing in communities where neighbors have concerns about their view of your property.
Technical Innovations Product Number: HD6

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!
SKU TT-HD6
Manufacturer Technical Innovations
Warranty Not Supplied By Manufacturer
Known to FIt: Home Dome 6'
  • Dome Base Ring
  • Rotation System
  • Dome Cover
  • Dome Shutter
  • Shutter Opening System
  • Hardware
  • Instructions

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