DOME & CLAMSHELL OBSERVATORIES FOR SALE | FOR HOME, SCIENTIFIC, OR REMOTE/ROBOTC OBSERVATORIES | SCOPEDOME AUSTRALIA
3M CLAMSHELL OBSERVATORY | AUTOMATION | SCOPEDOME AUSTRALIA ($41,990.00 INC GST)
3m Clamshell Observatory - WHO IS THIS FOR?
The concept of the Clamshell is much different to that of conventional Dome Observatory with rotating shutter aperture that is synchronised to the pointing position of the optical instrument. The Clamshell observatory provides a fixed base with multi-shutter system that when open provides a 360 degree open horizon.
This is an interesting concept for a number of reasons. The first being that the aperture of the instrument is only confined to the internal geometry of the enclosure. This means you can implement a system that occupies a sphere of operation of about 2600mm in diameter. The Planewave CDK 700 is an example of what can be housed within this 3m Clamshell.
Alternatively, this system is ideal of dual mounted projects, such as for that of high speed near earth orbit tracking, or where a spotting system resides next to the main imaging system. Or, where a dual system is required of the same instrument size, for example twin 320mm optical systems mount on separate equatorial mounts.
Features of the 3m Clamshell Observatory:
This package consists of:
Pricing is ex-works Keysborough, Victoria, Australia.
The ScopeDome controller is designed to work with selected weather stations and cloud sensors:
A detailed assembly manual is provided with in a photo gallery style approach, with many images to assist customers to achieve a successful installation . A minimum of three (3) people with the assistance of a mobile gantry can assemble this dome. Allow for approximately 16 hours for the unpacking through to assembly completion, but this depends entirely upon the mechanical aptitude of the individuals.
Price of the Clamshell is ex-works Keysborough, Victoria, Australia. Online prices are exclusive of shipping options, as price varies significantly per delivery location. The Clamshell observatory is significantly larger to transport than our 3m dome solution. Typically, an 8m truck with crane, plus 4m trailer is required. We have a specialised direct delivery service that can deliver to most Australian destinations.Self collection is not recommended for this size observatory, unless you have suitable commerical vehicles to collect and unload the consignment.
For New Zealand customers, we can package the 3m Clamshell to provide an FCL [40ft HiCube] consignment.