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PRO-RES optical Observatory station with dome


PRO-RES Observatory Station is the professional level turn-key astronomical observatory remotely controlled and powered with EAGLE, ESATTO focuser, ARCO rotator and ECCO environmental module. PRO-RES Observatory Station is composed by a dome, up to 5.5 meter in diameter, that protects an observatory class telescope composed by a large computerised mount with pier for concrete base, supporting more telescopes in parallel: a primary telescope (up to 0.6m diameter) with one or more apochromatic refractors. Telescopes are provided with robotic focusers and rotators, supporting cooled cameras. If you’re interested in this type of solution for your research activity, our design team is able to personalize a solution based on your needs.


Thanks to our long experience with optical telescopes we support astronomy research institutes all around the world. By integrating our most advanced instruments like EAGLE remote control and power unit, ESATTO robotic focuser, ARCO robotic rotator, ECCO environmental controller and more we're able to create the turn-key and affordable complete astronomical observatory you're searching for research or astrophotography. Our team is able to design a personalized solution based on your specifications and support you in the shipment, construction and on-site training of your instrument.



PRO-RES optical Observatory Station with dome - main features:

- Multi optical telescope system with dome for astronomy research or astrophotography
- Provided with dome: choose 4m or 5.5m diameter
- Choose the OTA you prefer up to 0.6m in diameter: Ritchey-Chretiens, Dall-Kirkhams, fast Astrographs, etc.
- Choose the mount you prefer: equatorial, Alt-Az, based on the weight of the supported OTA and accessories
- Choose the camera and filter wheel you prefer: cooled, CCD, CMOS, etc.
- Remotely controlled and powered with EAGLE control unit
- It comes with ESATTO robotic focuser
- Provided with ARCO robotic rotator
ECCO environmental controller
- Every telescope can be personalized based on application
- Worldwide shipping Service
- Installation and Training Service




PRO-RES optical Observatory station with dome



By using more telescopes in parallel it's possible to record images of the desired target with the image scale (resolution per pixel) and field of view (degrees) in order to better fit the target type and dimensions. For example it's possible to record a picture a high resolution or a wide field image. The large diameter apochromatic refractor can be used also for planetary imaging and/or visual use. If the mount is alt-az type, the provided high resolution rotators automatically de-rotate the field framed by cameras to allow record long exposure pictures of deep-sky objects.



PRO-RES optical Observatory Station with dome - ScopeDome 5.5M:

ScopeDome 5.5M observatory 5.5 meter diameter dome is made from 6mm glass polyester laminate (GFK), which guarantees complete protection against all environmental influences, simultaneously providing a high level of stability and guaranteed longevity. A proprietary special reinforcement rib system on the inside of shell construction, provides additional rigidness. The water tightness of the dome is warranted by a special design of joints and surfaces, that prevent ingress of water or snow in the dome.



ScopeDome 5.5M observatory



ScopeDome 5.5M observatory: included accessories

ScopeDome 5.5M observatory

ScopeDome rotation dome motor for 5.5M

ScopeDome rotation dome motor for 5.5M allows remote rotation of the of the 5.5M dome. For operation, it requires the Arduino Card.

ScopeDome 5.5M observatory

ScopeDome shutter motor for 5.5M

ScopeDome shutter motor for 5.5M allows remote control of the opening or closing of the 5.5M dome shutter. For operation, it requires the Arduino Card.

ScopeDome 5.5M observatory

ScopeDome Arduino Card ver. 1.3

This module is designed to control the astronomical observatory and it uses an open source communication protocol. You can control the ScopeDome Arduino Card via Ethernet or USB and it's powered by an external power supply. Two modules can be connected via BlueTooth in Master and Slave modes: the Master module controls the dome's rotation, the Slave module controls the dome's shutter. ScopeDome Arduino Card ver. 1.3 offers also emergency closing of the dome in case of power failure, rain, clouds, and low UPS battery voltage. ScopeDome Arduino Driver comes with an ASCOM driver compatible with ASCOM platform 6.4 to let you control ScopeDome also with the most popular astrophotography softwares.

ScopeDome 5.5M observatory

ScopeDome Cloud and Rain sensor

The ScopeDome Cloud Sensor is a cloud and rain sensor based on sky temperature measurement, dedicated to work with the ScopeDome Arduino card. It allows for the automatic closing of the dome in case of rain or cloud cover. The built-in sensor heating system prevents false alarms caused by dew.

ScopeDome 5.5M observatory

ScopeDome door option for 5.5M

ScopeDome optional door for 5.5M.



ATTENTION: Due to its weight, dimensions, special requirements and for safety reasons, this dome can only be ordered with our Installation Service. The 5.5M dome cannot be constructed safely by the customer. Our experienced team is necessary for the proper and safe construction of this dome. Both the 4M and 5.5M domes can not be flush mounted and either need a special concrete ring foundation, or ScopeDome proprietary steel support structure ring system. After the order, we'll give all tech info and a support ring design so your local building contrator can pour the foundation.





In order to automate and remotely control your ScopeDome and telescope with camera and accessories? Connect the EAGLE to the ScopeDome (via USB or ethernet) and you will be able to control the entire observatory with an handy WiFi connection or with ethernet. Thanks to the EAGLE you will be able to distribute power to all 12V devices on the telescope while dome requires an external power source.

ScopeDome 5.5M observatory



ScopeDome 5.5M observatory: dimensions

diameter of the dome: 5500 mm
shutter width: 1700 mm
dome height: 3800 mm
diameter of the base: 5000 mm
weight (with pallet): 1500 kg



Need help in observatory design and construction?

Thanks to our deep understanding of all the technical specifications and the functions needed for a complete observatory to be really operational, we offer a special service for people (both amateurs and institutions) that want a complete observatory for their hobby, didactic use or work. Thanks to the fact that PrimaLuceLab not only sell all the parts needed for a complete observatory but also design and develops new solutions, our technical team can design and personalize all the instruments (telescope, pier, observatory and control computer) needed to give you a complete system matching your requests. If you're interested, please contact us.

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