DOME & CLAMSHELL OBSERVATORIES FOR SALE | FOR HOME, SCIENTIFIC, OR REMOTE/ROBOTC OBSERVATORIES | SCOPEDOME AUSTRALIA
NEW & SOON AVAILABLE!
ROLL OFF ROOF CONTROL SYSTEM WITH MOTORISATION KIT
When are we looking to release: Towards the middle of November 2019
What will be included in the kit:
With the above kit contents in your hands, your job with then be to:
SCOPEDOME CONTROL SYSTEM
At the heart of our new and soon available Roll Off Roof Motorisation Kit will be the Scopedome Control System.
In addition to the standard roof control function, the main controller has eight (8) control points [4 relays and 4 x AC switches - one AC is at the shutter controller, 2amp rating] that allows for the control of powering of the observatory's equipment such as the telescope, camera, lighting, ventilation, etc.
Communication with the ScopeDome USB 2.0 controller with the telescope is achieved via ASCOM.
The ScopeDome controller is designed to work with selected weather stations and cloud sensors:
In regard to the optional sensors for temperature and humidity monitoring, you can either on site, or remotely, monitor the internal or external temperature and the humidity within the observatory. With that knowledge, you can then activate ventilation or dehumidifying systems via the control functions of the ScopeDome USB 2.0 controller.
In regard to the roll off roof motor, gearbox, drive axle and cog, these are derived from our 3m dome's shutter system, providing a strong and robust drive unit. The cog is of dense sacrificial plastic, that should the roof get jammed, the cog is designed to fail to save the roof mechanism. Once the motor stops, the roof becomes interlocked and cannot be moved. This provides security to the access of the observatory via the roof. In the case of where the roof is required to be moved manually, the motor mounting bracket is slotted, and following the release of the mounting bolts to your structure, the motor assembly can then be lowered away from the cog rim. Your roof then becomes manually movable for servicing.