I've had my 10' home dome since 2015. It worked well enough on my first observatory - a 10' x 12' building, Although the shutter would catch or snag frequently followed by a loud boom when it broke free. But that's not my question. In 2016, we moved and I built a new octagonal observatory with ~5' sides to keep area under 120 sf for building code restrictions. I got everything working for literally 2 weeks. Then the Santa Ana winds came through at 65+ mph and pushed the dome askew or off center from the dome ring and now it binds. It binds so bad that it stops moving. Obviously the dome is quite heavy to push it back into place. So wondering if other TI owners have experienced this, and if so, how did you fix it?
I am starting o consider getting an Ash dome but one person told me that they all have their problems that you must battle. I guess I'm old enough (read > 65) that I'm tired of the "challenges" with flaky equipment that I just want it to work and do astronomy. For now I'm using my little 8" Celestron while my 14" Planewave sits idle.
Any idea is welcome.