NEXDOME 2.2M - 8' OBSERVATORY - DOME & RING
NexDome is the NexGeneration observatory that was designed with paying attention to problems and shortcomings of similar class observatories. To name a few, overall price due to shipping cost, cost of accessories to overcome faulty desing or make. We achieved our main goal which was a well priced, strong, inexpensive to ship, easily assembled and professional looking observatory by developing a modular design which addresses all our criteria. Also, the other main advantage of this (patent pending) design is after sale support. The biggest support problem common observatories are the lack of possibility of returning the defective dome or walls hence the cost of shipping back can be more than the cost of the observatory itself and meanwhile you don't have any protection for your telescope and expensive gears. With NexDome IF you manage to break a part or section, we will send you only that part without any hassels and you still have your observatory running. No repair!
Height 44" (111.8cm) Diameter 80" (203.2cm) Aperture Width 24" (61cm) Open Past Zenith 14" (35.6cm) Weight 150 lbs. Material Extruded ABS with Solarkote ® UV Coating Tested Temperatures -60º to 120º F (-60º to 48º C) Warranty 5 years
Proudly Made in USA and Canada.
This option for those who wish to put NexDome on 8' walls. This option does not include the wheels and ring.
• Nexdome’s unique dome wheels are installed at two different angles. An upright set of wheels bears the weight of the dome and provides for rotation, while a second set of wheels keeps the dome from shifting, resulting in smoother rotation. The second set of wheels, in conjunction with the dome’s angle lip, provides critical protection from uplift in high winds.
• NexDome is a classic observatory dome with more than 100 degrees of shutter opening, allowing you to point your telescope to the zenith while the remaining shielded from stray light and wind.
• The 2.2 meter inside diameter provides plenty of space to operate up to a 14” Schmidt Cass or a refractor 1400mm long.
• Nexdome’s higher walls make entry easier and provide more room for longer telescope tubes compared to conventional domes.
• Shipping costs are reduced due to the nesting of parts, and thus smaller shipping packages.
• The NexDome’s light weight makes motorizing the dome easier.
• Structure and enclosure materials are combined, resulting in fewer parts.
• Assembly is simple and easy.