Astroheaven 12ft Domes

  • 12 foot diameter Dome
  • High Quality fiberglass clamshell
  • Ideal for educational and commercial use

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12-foot diameter high quality fiberglass clamshell domes are recommended for educational and commercial use, for several observers, or when you just need ore room for your stuff. For larger instruments the 12-foot dome may also be fitted with a 12 inch base "risers".

A powered opening system that allows push button control or computer interface is included. It opens to any configuration and for celestial viewing may not have to changed all night, eliminating the cost  of constant dome rotation.

The 12-foot astronomical observatory is popular for all applications. It is widely used for robotic operations housing larger instruments. All our clam shell designs minimize cost of ownership by reducing complexity and allow full opening to enjoy the night sky or achieve immediate thermal equilibrium.

Ingress/egress is over the side, through an optional hatch, or from below when mounted on top of a structure. Boat stairs,  or custom made stairs may be used for installations on the ground. 12 foot domes are found in various applications worldwide with all kinds of installations.

In either case the installation is a snap. Just bolt the lower flange of the dome to a concrete pad or a structure that is isolated from your telescope pier. 12 foot domes ship on one skid and require approximately 6 man-hours to assemble. These astronomical domes weigh only 550 lb. and the shipping weight is approximately 1000 lb. in a crate that is 7' high x 7.5' wide x 13' long. All parts are labeled and assembly instructions are included.

The latest 3-D design and CAD tools are used to engineer the best design and assure the utmost quality. Although white gel coat exterior achieves the best UV protection, domes are frequently ordered in a variety of colors. Black is the standard interior color.

About Astroheaven

The ideal domes for telescopes, radar, and tracking devices. The lowest cost of ownership for amateur astronomers, commercial and educational institutions as well as military, defense, and government organizations.

Non-rotating High Quality fiberglass clam shell design is the cost effective solution to various instrument applications with sizes ranging from the 7-foot and 12-foot models to the big 16-foot and 20-foot domes and beyond.

Whether your passion is astronomy and magnificence of celestial bodies or your mission is range monitoring of satellites, you can operate partially open for environmental protection or wide open with unobstructed view of the night sky.

Astro Haven observatory domes are deployed worldwide in the harshest environments by schools, universities, researchers, and other scientific organizations

Astro Haven Enterprises Inc promised you new invention and we are pleased to announce we are taking orders on our new 18-foot 5-Shutter Dome! This dome is constructed using state-of-the art closed mold vacuum infusion so it is the lightest strongest and most ecologically friendly of all our domes and yes, you can order it in green. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) give this dome aerospace precision.

The 5-Shutter design maximizes the height between the base and the top giving superior low elevation view. With a 5-meter foot print this dome is the perfect replacement for old technology. The 5-Shutter  Dome is the culmination of over a year of analysis and design to bring out the best in our much acclaimed clamshell design. Acting on the feedback from our customers, it showcases a host of new features we have patented this year.

Until our web site catches up please contact us for pricing and availability. We love to talk about this dome!

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