ASTRO-RES Observatory station with 3m...

ASTRO-RES Observatory station with 3m dome


ASTRO-RES Observatory station is the complete astronomical observatory designed for astronomy research and education: thanks to our long experience with optical telescopes, we can support astronomy institutes all around the world. ASTRO-RES Observatory Station is remotely controlled and powered thanks to the EAGLE, and it comes with ESATTO focuser, ARCO rotator, GIOTTO smart flat field generator with ALTO telescope cover motor and ECCO module. Thanks to all the most innovative technologies developed by PrimaLuceLab, we're able to design, integrate and deliver turn-key and affordable astronomical observatories allowing you to select Optical Tube Assembly, and camera you prefer!

We can ship the ASTRO-RES Observatory Station all over the World and we can also offer Installation and Training Services. This makes the ASTRO-RES Observatory Station the perfect solution for a great solution for astronomy research and education.

Starting price does not include camera, imaging accessories, shipping and installation service.

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 ASTRO-RES Observatory Station with 3m dome - main features:

- Complete optical telescope with dome for astronomy research or astrophotography
- 3 meter diameter fully opening dome
- Choose the OTA you prefer up to 0.4 meter diameter: Ritchey-Chretiens, Dall-Kirkhams, Newtons, refractors, Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrains, etc.
- Choose the mount type 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
GIOTTO smart flat field generator and ALTO telescope cover motor
- Every telescope can be personalized based on application
- PLAY software to control the entire Observatory Station and capture pictures
- Worldwide shipping Service
- Installation and Training Service



ASTRO-RES Observatory station with 3m dome



ASTRO-RES Observatory Station with 3m dome - the most advanced remote control platform:

PLL Observatory Stations are remotely controlled with the included EAGLE computer that runs Windows, so you are free to install the Windows software you prefer to control all the devices of the telescope, based on your application. You can remotely control the Observatory Station through a WiFi or Ethernet connection, even through the Internet. And you can easily add also security cameras, weather stations and UPS backup batteries.
More, all PLL Observatory Stations are also already provided with PLAY software specifically designed by PrimaLuceLab to simplify the use of all devices and capture pictures. By using PLAY you can align and point telescope to many targets of the included database, precisely focus camera and rotate it in order to frame your desired object, open or close the telescope motorised cap and dome, set camera acquisition settings and capture sequence of images, capture image calibration files for later post-processing and much more!



ASTRO-RES Observatory Station with 3m dome



ASTRO-RES Observatory Station - 3 meter diameter dome:

ASTRO-RES Observatory Station is provided with 3 meter diameter fully opening dome that, when in use completely, opens and doesn't request for the dome shutter to be synchronized with the telescope position. This way the telescope is able to quickly slew not only to astronomical objects but also satellites or space debris. The fast shutter drive allows almost immediate observation and a special feature of the dome is the ability to open only selected shutter, which allows additional protection of the telescope against strong winds. 3 meter diameter fully opening dome includes motors and remote control electronics.





ASTRO-RES Observatory Station with 3m dome - external dimensions:

- Maximum outer diameter: 326 cm (128.35 inches)
- Maximum outer height: 325 cm (127.95 inches)
- Weight (only dome): 700 kg
- Number of shutters: 4
- Drive: 2 electric motors
- Automation: control with PLAY software for Windows or ASCOM drivers
- Equipment bay: 88 x 78 x 68 cm (34.65 x 30.71 x 26.77 inches)
- Door: 88 x 78 cm (34.65 x 30.71 inches)



ASTRO-RES Observatory station with 3m dome



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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