Do your domes come in standard sizes?
We do fabricate our domes in standard sizes. The sizes we make are 10’6” in diameter and in two feet increments up to 30’6” in diameter. We also make an 8’ diameter dome. Our domes sizes 8’ to 16’6” in diameter we call our Model R domes. Sizes 18’6” to 30’6” in diameter we call our Model M dome.
What types of shutter systems do you offer?
We have two shutter styles:

The Type 'A' shutter is used in locations where the horizon is obstructed. With the lower door section in the down position it serves as a partial occulting device blocking light pollution as well serving as a windscreen. When the horizon is needed, the lower door is left latched to the upper door section then raised up from horizon.
Type A video

The Type 'B' Drop-out shutter style is used when the horizon is viewed frequently. With the Drop-out open the observer has a clear 0 to 105 degrees aperture. An example is when tracking an object along the horizon as it travels up and over the Zenith and back down to the horizon. The lower shutter can be left in the closed position to serve as an occulting device.
Type B video
Is supervision required for reassembly?
On our Model R domes supervision is not required. Our dome ships with an instruction manual that is used for reassembly. Our supervision can be provided upon request. Our instruction manual can be sent ahead of time to answer any questions prior to deciding if you would like supervision.

Due to the complexity of our Model M domes, our supervision is required. We have found that our supervision on the Model M dome will save time, cost, and will provide a better installation.
How does the dome ship and where do you ship to?
Our Model R domes ship on a single large pallet. All components, bolts, motors, etc are on the one pallet.

Unlike the Model R, the Model M does not ship on a single pallet. Our Model M domes get secured directly to the truck or container. These take up the full truck load as pieces are safely packed.

We ship worldwide including many remote areas of the world such as islands and mountains.
How do I get more information?
Please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 815-436-9403.