BINO-SSA Observatory Station with...

BINO-SSA Observatory Station with large FoV and 3m dome


BINO-SSA is a turn-key and affordable Observatory Station with dual optical telescope that provide a large field of view for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) activities like the study of space debris and its classification. In fact a modern use of optical telescopes is to create a network of optical systems with large field of view for surveying and tracking space debris population. Thanks to its particular design, BINO-SSA (that includes 2 telescopes with cameras providing a large and customisable field of view) can be used for astronomy applications too. The telescope is provided with high slew speed and precision computerised mount,  and a fully opening dome by offering the best solution for tracking satellites, space debris or quick sky surveys. This Observatory Station is optimized for LEO, GEO and MEO survey operations and the imaging train, composed of cameras and filter wheels with filters  for different bands, are able to study potential different object’s albedos.

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. We can ship the BINO-SSA Observatory Station all over the World and we can also offer Installation and Training Services.

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

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BINO-SSA Observatory Station with large FoV and 3m dome - main features:

- Dual telescope with fast optics and large corrected field of view
- Large aperture and high load capacity ESATTO robotic focusers
- ARCO rotators to rotate cameras
- GIOTTO flat field generators to capture calibration files
- ALTO telescope cover motors to remotely open/close telescopes

- Dual cooled camera
- Dual motorized filter wheel with filters
- Fast slewing mount with high precision and load capacity
- Equatorial or vertical pier
- EAGLE computer to remotely control and power all the devices
- Off axis clamp allows to regulate the field of view of the secondary telescope with 2 positions: parallel and offset
- 3 meter diameter fully opening dome
- PLAY software to control the entire Observatory Station and capture pictures
- Worldwide shipping Service
- Installation and Training Service



BINO-SSA optical Observatory Station with large FoV and dome



BINO-SSA 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!



BINO-SSA optical Observatory Station with 3m dome



BINO-SSA Observatory Station - 3 meter diameter dome:

BINO-SSA Observatory Station comes with 3 meter diameter fully opening dome that is the perfect telescope dome to track satellites, space debris or quick sky surveys, because when in use it 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.





BINO-SSA 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)



ScopeDome Clamshell 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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