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ScopeDome 3M observatory dome

You want to know this first:


-- diameter of the dome: 3000 mm

-- shutter width: 1000 mm

-- dome height: 2400 mm

-- diameter of the base: 2760 mm

-- weight (with pallet): ~350 kg

-- for telescopes up to 16 inch, equatorial


Access door is optional. Can be either left or right oriented, or on demand: installed in the west or east shell panel.


available versions:

-- dome alone version, manual operation

-- semi automatic, motorized shutter

-- fully automated: completely motorized


-- customization, colors: contact us






The ScopeDome 3M v.3.0 is the newest version of the time-proven ScopeDome 3M observatory dome. With its highly competive pricing it is most definitly the best selling 3M observatory dome, worldwide.


Ordering options range from "just" the dome, to fully automated versions that leave nothing to wish for. The ScopeDome 3M observation dome is running so smoothly that it can be rotated using a single  finger. The shutter can also be operated by hand.


The automated versions feature 100% ASCOM compliance, full remote capability, dome sync, proprietary software,  power management, plug & play wiring system, high torque 220V AC motors for shutter and rotation. 

A highly advanced DSP control system connect to any possible equatorial and alt/az mount.


The most important improvements are:

-- door in the dome side panel

-- completely redesigned new shutter and dome drive system

-- the new optional shutter power system allows  an 360 degree "open and close" capabiltiy

-- beyond-zenith view, no vignetting

-- improved aesthetics and a new color scheme of the dome

-- color schemes for all RAL colors (except metalics)

All our domes are "first-time" assembled and tested in our factory and then dismantled and carefully prepared for worldwide shipment.
DOME PARTS GmbH Germany offers "turnkey" construction services

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