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Why NexDome

NexDome Features

Unlike half-dome designs, NexDome is a classic observatory dome with more than 100 degrees of shutter opening, allowing you to point your telescope to the zenith while remaining shielded from stray light and wind.

Highlights:

  • Nexdome’s unique dome wheels are installed at two different angles. An upright set of wheels bears the weight of the dome and provides for rotation, while a second set of wheels keeps the dome from shifting, resulting in smoother rotation. The second set of wheels, in conjunction with the dome’s angle lip, provides critical protection from uplift in high winds.
  • The 2.2 meter inside diameter provides plenty of space to operate up to a 14” Schmidt Cass or a refractor 1400mm long.
  • Nexdome’s higher walls make entry easier and provide more room for longer telescope tubes compared to conventional domes.
  • Shipping costs are reduced due to the nesting of parts, and thus smaller shipping packages.
  • The NexDome’s light weight makes motorizing the dome easier.
  • Structure and enclosure materials are combined, resulting in fewer parts.
  • Assembly is simple and easy.
  • Thanks to patented design, there is no need of any caulking or weather stripping at the joints
NexDome Comparison Chart
NexDome Comparison Chart

Specifications

Height 90″ (228.6cm)
Diameter 92″ (233.7cm)
Door Size W36″ x H44″
Aperture Width 24″ (61cm)
Open Past Zenith 14″ (35.6cm)
Weight 250 lbs.
Material Extruded ABS with Solarkote ® UV Coating
Tested Temperatures -60º to 120º F (-60º to 48º C)
Warranty 5 years

Proudly Made in USA and Canada.

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Star Stuff II Sponsored by Sidereal Trading

Star Stuff II

Sidereal Trading are really excited to be sponsoring Star Stuff II. After the sell-out success of the inaugural “Star Stuff – Festival of the Cosmos” last year, organiser Dylan O’Donnell has confirmed the space and science themed weekend will be returning to Byron Bay in July 2018.

If you’ve added a Personal Observatory to your list of Must-Have astronomy equipment then this is a great opportunity to see and touch a NexDome. Sidereal Trading will have a fully functional NexDome Personal Observatory operating in the Star Stuff Vendor Pavilion. Speak to the Sidereal Trading staff, ask questions and learn how easy it is to build your observatory.

At the same time you can enjoy the amazing line-up of Key Note Speakers, enjoy the beautiful 5-Star Elements of Byron resort and relax under the dark skies of Byron Bay.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.starstuff.com.au

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The NexDome Modular Observatory System

NexDome on Compatible Walls

The NexDome 2.2M Observatory Dome is compatible with other popular Dome Walls. Unlike half-dome designs, NexDome is a classic observatory dome with more than 100 degrees of shutter opening, allowing you to point your telescope to the zenith while remaining shielded from stray light and wind.

The great thing about NexDome is that its a modular system. You can purchase just the components you need to build an observatory or a complete solution.  If you have already built a DIY shed and require an automated dome then purchase just the NexDome 2.2m Dome and Ring. If you have an existing observatory with 2.2m diameter walls and rollers then upgrade to a fully automated NexDome solution with the NexDome 2.2m Dome only.