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Explora Dome - Explora Dome II Observatory

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The Explora Dome II by Poly Dome is an 11.5ft. diameter fiberglass and aluminum observatory dome. With a 45" shutter door that opens to 15 degrees past Zenith, the Explora Dome II is well suited to larger or longer systems or for those seeking more interior space than an 8ft. dome can offer. Available with or without motors and with or without buildings.
SKU: EXD-11.6BLDOME
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Explora Dome II Observatory

Explora Dome by Poly Dome are constructed of durable fiber glass with blackened interiors and bright white exteriors to help manage light and heat.  These solid body domes are a single piece with overlaping shutter seams for maximum weather resistance and can be configured in numerous ways to fit your needs.  The Explora Dome II is an 11.5 foot diameter dome with a 45" shutter opening making it the largest dome in the Explora Dome line.  The shutter door is covered by two vertical sliding doors that overlap one another to improve weather resistance.  The door is supported by two vertical aluminum arches and a cross support.  

Below are each of the configurations available.  If there is a configuration you do not see but are curious about, please contact us and we'll happy to create the configuration you want. 

Explora Dome II Observatory Dome Only - ED-11.6BLDOME

The dome only includes the 11.5ft. dome, deluxe wheel kit, brush seal and 8" tall mounting ring.  The dome weighs 600 pounds, factoring in all included items. 

Explora Dome II Observatory Dome with 11ft. Round Building - ED-11.6RDBLD

This dome includes everything the dome only includes plus an 11ft. diameter, round building, a 60" steel door and 68" tall walls with no floor. The dome with round building weighs 1125 pounds.  

Explora Dome II Observatory Dome with 12ft. Square Building - ED-12SQBLD

This dome includes everything the dome only includes plus a 12x12ft. square aluminum building, a 60" steel door and 68" tall walls with no floor.  The dome with square building weighs 1200 pounds. 

There are a variety of options that you can on to help increase dome function and acheive full dome automation.  

Dome Rotation Motor Kit with Keybob Control - DR-1160

The dome rotation kit with keybob control includes all mounting brackets and hardware plus an 11RPM 12V motor and battery, cabling and motor track.  Controlled with a short range keybob.  Weighs 35 pounds.

Dome Rotation Motor Kit with Foster Control System - FCR-1160

This dome rotation kit includes all necessary mounting brackets and hardward plus an 11 RPM 12V motor and battery with cabling.  Control through a Foster Control System box for fully automated dome rotation control.  The Foster Control system is an ASCOM compliant computerized control system capable of movement control, powering equipment on and off, reporting dome position and shutter open (with Foster shutter system installed).   Weighs 35 pounds.

Shutter Control Motor Kit with Keybob Control - MKBD-1160

Manual keybob control of the shutter door with short range keybob included and the necessary motor, brackets, springs and pulleys. Weighs 65 pounds.

Shutter Control Motor Kit with Foster Control System - FCFD-1160

Foster Control System controlled shutter door motor.  Includes the necessary mounting brackets, springs and pulleys plus the Foster Control System for fully a automated and computer controlled shutter door.  Weighs 65 pounds.

Due to the large height, size and weight of these domes they must be shipped by freight.  Average domestic freight is about $1500 but each order will be quoted based on final destination. 

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Name Explora Dome - Explora Dome II Observatory
Manufacturer Explora Dome
Model EXD-11.6BLDOME
Custom Stock Status This item typically has a delivery time of 8-12 weeks. Place your order today to reserve.
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