COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m dome

COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m dome


COMPACT is the Observatory Station with dome designed by PrimaLuceLab for users searching a remotely operated, affordable and easy to use instrument for astronomy outreach, education and astrophotography. This complete astronomical observatory is composed by an Alt-Az mount installed on pier for concrete base, supporting an optical telescope with ESATTO focuser and ARCO rotator, cooled camera able to capture deep-sky and planetary objects. As optional, COMPACT Observatory Station allows you to install another telescope in parallel with camera to provide a different field of view. Telescope is remotely controlled and powered with the EAGLE control unit and it comes with PLAY software to control it the easiest way. COMPACT Observatory Station is provided with 2 meter diameter motorised dome.

Our design team is able to personalize the COMPACT Observatory Station based on your application needs. Thanks to its compact size and pre-assembled structure, we can ship the COMPACT Observatory Station all over the World and we can also offer Installation and Training Services at an affordable price. This makes the COMPACT Observatory Station a great solution for astronomy education, outreach and even astrophotography!

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

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COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m dome - main features:

- 235mm diameter telescope with cooled camera with possibility to install a second telescope in parallel to provide a different FoV
- Alt-Az mount with automatic slewing and tracking of astronomical objects
- Pier for concrete base
- ESATTO robotic focuser for precise focusing
- ARCO rotator to provide automatic field de-rotation
- GIOTTO smart flat field generator to record calibration frames
- ALTO telescope cover motor to use GIOTTO as a remotely controlled motorized cap
- EAGLE computer to remotely control and power all the devices
- 2 meter diameter motorized dome to protect the telescope
- PLAY software to control the entire Observatory Station and capture pictures



COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m dome



COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m 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!



COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m dome



COMPACT Observatory Station - 2 meter diameter dome:

COMPACT Observatory Station comes with ScopeDome 2M, the perfect dome for compact telescopes that offers a 2 meter diameter and 59cm wide shutter. This dome is very simple to install since it's delivered to you already assembled and, thanks to the H120 tower, the internal height reaches 260cm so it's comfortable even for tall people or for longer instruments. Great mechanical construction, the ScopeDome 2M with H120 tower offers many accessories to motorize dome rotation or shutter and remotely control it.





COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m dome - external dimensions:

Diameter of the dome: 2000 mm
Shutter width: 590 mm
Dome height: 1400 mm
Diameter of the base: 1940 mm
Diameter of the outer base ring: 1940 mm
Diameter of the inner base ring: 1820 mm
Weight (with pallet, only dome): ~ 250 kg
Height with H120 tower: 2615 mm



COMPACT Observatory Station with 2m dome



360 degrees internal view of the ScopeDome 2M dome with H120 tower, control electronics, shutter and dome motors.



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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