After a ton of lurking around this and other forums, the least expensive dome solution seems to be the 2.2 m NexDome. It seems some have been able to successfully use their Meade 14" LX600 SCT on an equatorial wedge in those domes. Other than making sure the scope pier is centered, the offset is properly calculated for the latitude of the equatorial wedge, does anyone have any other advice for me as I go to final design on the building?
For those who have been successful:
1. What was the height difference between the declination pivot and the bottom of the shutter? I am thinking that distance to be about half the scope diameter. This would be measured by extending an absolute level line from the bottom of the shutter then vertically about eight inches above the bottom of the shutter.
2. I have not been able to find a detailed drawing of the ring and dome combination NexDome offers. I am sure there are critical connection points for which I must account in the decking to mount the dome ring.
Check here soon for the final design.