Explora Dome I & II

Observatory Domes & Buildings

Explora Dome

White W/ Black Lining

ED-BLD

The 8’ Explora Dome only is assembled and ready to install on your Observatory building. This Dome only is for the budget mined induvial who can build there own wheel ring and mounting ring.

All in one kit.

Retainer Ring Sections

Rope Pulley Assembly

Lower Door Latch Assembly

This ExploraDome Kit Includes:

  • 8′ Dome — Preassembled
  • Upper shutter rope pulley system for opening and closing the upper shutter door.
  • The lower shutter door latches w/rope.
  • Retainer Ring 4- Sections

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ExploraDome Deluxe

White W/ Black Lining

ED-62BLD

The 8’ Deluxe Explora Dome Kit starts out the same as the 8’ Explora Dome package but than all the goodies are added to make one of the finest observatory domes on the market today. If you are going to do astrophotography this is the chassis you want. And the Automation kit makes it easy to put it all together.

All in one kit.

Wheel Ring on Mounting Ring

Mounting Ring W/Wheels

Wheel Kit W/Hardware

Brush Seal for Dome

Retainer Ring Sections

Rope Pulley Assembly

Lower Door Latch Assembly

This ExploraDome Kit Includes:

  • 8′ Dome — Preassembled
  • Upper shutter rope pulley system for opening and closing the upper shutter door.
  • The lower shutter door latches w/rope.
  • Aluminum Mounting Ring
  • Deluxe Wheel Kit
  • Retainer Ring Sections
  • New Brush Seal that seals the Dome to the building, (Now preinstalled installed on the wheel ring)

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ExploraDome 8′ Building

W/ 8’ Deluxe Dome Package

RBBLD-8

The 8’round building has an aluminum base ring for superior mounting to your deck or pad and the aluminum mounting ring for superior circumference and durability. Along with 2 – 1 ½” square aluminum tubes for extra top ring support, an aluminum door frame with a steel door W/dead bolt lock, heavy gauge steel siding for longer lasting durability, and superior protection of you equipment.

All this adds up to one of the finest Observatory’s on the market today. If you are looking for a little more room you can also add extension bay’s to the building or move up to the 10’6” Round Building with the 8’ dome.

Download Assembly Instructions for more information.

All in one kit.

Includes the 8’ Deluxe Dome package PLUS the 8’ Round building package.

Inside View

Aluminum Base Ring Shown
(Plywood not included)

This ExploraDome Kit Includes:

  • The 8’ Deluxe Dome package and the 8’ Round building package.

 

Building Kit Contains

  • Aluminum Door Frame W/Steel Door Door Lock Kit
  • Aluminum Mounting Ring & Wheel Ring
  • Aluminum Base Ring
  • Sheets Steel Siding
  • 1 ½” X 1 ½” Aluminum Support Tubes
  • Hardware Package

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Extension Bay

48” Tall Extension Bay

RBOBE-36

The Extension Bay is now made out of an Aluminum frame and the same steel as the siding for better appearance and strength.

(Dome and building package not included)

48” Tall Extension Bay

The Extension Bay is 36” Wide 48” Tall and 21” Deep at the Center

Extension Bay Outside View

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10.5′ Round Building

W/ 8’ Deluxe Dome Package
RBBLD-1060

The 10’ 6” Round building has an aluminum base ring for superior mounting to your deck or pad and the aluminum mounting ring for superior circumference and durability. Along with 1 ½” square aluminum tubes for extra top ring support, an aluminum door frame with a steel door W/dead bolt lock, heavy gauge steel siding for longer lasting durability, and superior protection of you equipment.

All this adds up to one of the finest Observatory’s on the market today.

All in one kit.

Includes the 8’ Deluxe Dome package PLUS the 10.5’ Round building package.

Aluminum Framework w/ mounting ring.

Aluminum Base Ring Shown
(Plywood not included)

This ExploraDome Kit Includes:

  • The 8’ Deluxe Dome package and the 10.5’ Round building package.

 

Building Kit Contains

  • Aluminum Door Frame W/Steel Door Door Lock Kit
  • Aluminum Mounting Ring & Wheel Ring
  • Aluminum Base Ring
  • Sheets Steel Siding
  • 1 ½” X 1 ½” Aluminum Support Tubes
  • Hardware Package

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10’x10′ Square Building

W/ 8’ Deluxe Dome Package
EDBLD1050

The 10’ X 10’ Square Building W/8’ Deluxe Dome This Kit Includes the 8’ Deluxe Dome package: and the 10’ X 10’ Square building package:

The 10’ X 10’ square building frame is made of 1 1⁄2” aluminum square tubing for over all strength and light weight. There is a tube running around the entire top and base of the building for ease of mounting the building to your deck, or pad. The roof support is made of 1 1⁄2” X 3” aluminum rectangle tubes and covered by 4 – 1/4 section plastic roof panels. A steel door with dead bolt lock, aluminum door frame, heavy gauge steel siding for long lasting durability and superior protection of your equipment.

All this adds up to one of the finest economical Observatory’s on the market today.

For more information download the assembly instructions.

All in one kit.

Includes the 8’ Deluxe Dome package PLUS the 10.5’ Round building package.

Plastic Roof Panels

Aluminum Roof Panel

Aluminum Wall Panels

This ExploraDome Kit Includes:

  • The 8’ Deluxe Dome package and the 10.5’ Round building package.

 

Building Kit Contains

  • Aluminum Door Frame W/Steel Door Door Lock Kit
  • Aluminum Mounting Ring & Wheel Ring
  • Aluminum Base Ring
  • Sheets Steel Siding
  • 1 ½” X 1 ½” Aluminum Support Tubes
  • Hardware Package

ExploraDome Add-Ons

8’Dome Rotation Kit

Gear, Track & Hardware
AM-0188

Component Parts List:

 

8’Dome Rotation Kit W/Computer Control

Gear, Track & Hardware
DR-1505

Component Parts List:

 

8’ Dome Shutter Kit Computer Control
of the Dome

For a Fully Automated Dome add this Shutter Kit to the Dome Rotation Kit W/Computer Control
FDA 200

  • Rotation Kit Price all ready included in this Kit Price
  • When you order the Shutter Kit and the Dome at the same time we install and test the Shutter Kit at the factory.

Component Parts List:

8’Dome Rotation Kit W/Key Fob Control

Gear, Track & Hardware
AM-0170

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8’ Dome Shutter Automation W/Key Fob Control

Gear, Track & Hardware
DSKB-1201

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8’Dome Rotation Kit No Controls

Gear, Track & Hardware
AM-0160

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8’ Dome Shutter W/No Control System

Gear, Track & Hardware
DS-1201

Component Parts List:

8’ Aluminum Wheel Ring

The aluminumwheel ring has a 2”wide band welded on the under side for guiding the ring.
175877

8’ Aluminum Mounting Ring
W/ Deluxe Wheel Kit

The aluminum mounting ring has a 4” or 6” wide X 91 ½” Dia band. welded on the under side for mounting to the structure used.
175876

Aluminum Roof Support for 10 X 10 Building

The 10 X 10 aluminumroof support system comes with 4- main side supports w/ 2 X 3 wood edging, 4- corner support tubes & hardware

ALU-1010

Plastic Roof panels for 10 X 10 Building

These panels come 4 to a set. They are 123 X 123” over all on the out side edge when installed. They can be very difficult to install, so care is needed.

RF-1010

Wheels Used in the EDI & EDII Domes

8’ Dome Wheel Kit Uses 10 wheels in SS Brackets and 5 Guide wheels

59 MM LabedaWheelW/ Allen Screw,
Threaded Spacer & Sealed Bearings
RWB-59MM

11’6” Dome Wheel Kit Uses 36 wheels
in SS Brackets

59 MM LabedaWheelW/
Spacer & Sealed Bearings
RW-59MM

1” Wide Dome Brush Seal $11.10 per foot

The EDI uses 25’ The EDII uses 36’

Set for ExploraDome I
Set for ExploraDome II

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ED II Observatory

W/8” Mounting Ring & Wheel Kit
ED11.6BL Dome

The ED II is the largest Observatory Dome we make it is 11’6” on the body diameter 12” 6” on the rails of the door. The shutter opening is 45” and goes 15 degrees past Zenith. The shutter opening is covered by 2 doors that telescope inside one another. It comes partially assembled but has been fully assembled at the factory . The Dome has aluminumsupports on each side of the shutter opening for added strength and an aluminumwheel ring for roundness and added strength . The EDII also includes the 8’ aluminum mounting ring.

All in one kit.

2 Side panels

4 Front side rails

1 Back panel

18 Wheel ring sections

1 Upper shutter door

1 Lower shutter door

1 Lower front section

1 Lower back section

8” or 16” Tall Mounting Ring 3 – Sections

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ED II Observatory

W/ 11’ Round Building
ED-11.6RD BLD

The wall height is 68” the door is 36” wide X 60” tall with a dead bolt lock. The base ring is about 131” in Dia. And is also made of aluminumfor superior attachment to you deck or concrete pad, the steel siding is 28 ga premiumsteel for superior protection of your equipment. The overall height is about 150”

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ED II Observatory

W/ 12’X 12’ Square Building
ED12SQ BLD

The 12’ X 12’ building with the 11’6” Dome is the largest Observatory we make. The standard wall height is 68” the door is 36” wide X 60” tall with a dead bolt lock. The wall height & door height can be changed to fit your needs. Normal overall height is about 160”

The base of the building is 1 ½” X 2” rectangle aluminum tubing the wall tubes are 1 ½” X 2” rectangle tubes,& the roof support is 2” X 4” rectangle aluminum tubing, the steel siding is 28 ga premiumsteel all this adds up to a superior Observatory for the protection of your equipment.

All aluminumtubing is 1/8” thick

Hand Control for Azimuth Rotation

For ED II Observatory
DR-1160

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Hand Control for Shutter Doors

For ED II Observatory
MKBD-1160

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Computer Control for Azimuth Rotation

For ED II Observatory
FCR-1160

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Full Dome Automation

For ED II Observatory
FCFD-1160 Gen 2

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