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8' Exploradome with Foster Systems Automated Rotation and Motorized Shutter

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My telescope setup has outgrown an 8' observatory and I cannot use this beautiful setup any more. Here is what is for sale:

Exploradome - 8'  with round building -  USD 4747  New
2 Extension bays - USD 1050 New
Automated Dome rotation Kit + Shutter Kit (USD 2600 + USD 1400 New)

Automated dome rotation works beautifully and is synchronized to the telescope. This has been very stable for me and has worked consistently. I have also added a tape print for absolute position when using remotely. All you need is a webcam to read the absolute position of the dome. I had intended to automate this process using OpenCV but my setup has since outgrown this beautiful observatory. You can work on this if that interests you - the printed positons are included with the dome ring.

The shutter automation - although included, I could not get it to work. In my initial days of trying it out, I had problem with correctly installing limit switches and hence using the shutter automation. I instead ended up designing a manual switch that now opens and closes the dome. This has provision for wiring the limit switches and connecting to the automation as added protection as well as manual override but I have never used the automation so I cannot guarantee that it works or will work. Last I checked, I was able to communicate with the shutter controller to upgrade the firmware and thats about it. I will include it in the sale as is though - if you can get it working, great, otherwise add another wireless switch if you need it.

I am the original owner and bought this observatory in 2016.

I am asking for USD 6000 cash/paypal (buyer to add 3% if you use purchase option). New would cost you around USD 8400 without the shutter control and around 10000 with it + shipping + tax if any.

The observatory needs to be picked up from my home in Plano, TX - convenient if you are in the DFW area. It is installed and please plan on disassembling and loading. I can help to some extent but have a shoulder injury so cannot do heavy lifting overhead.

You are welcome to come and visit to see the observatory or I can do a video walk through.