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#26 EmeraldHills

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 08:05 AM

What do we know about Pulsar Domes?



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Posted 20 November 2021 - 09:39 AM

What do we know about Pulsar Domes?

They're in the UK, so shipping is likely to be prohibitive unless they make a much less expensive dome (for equivalent quality, of course).



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Posted 20 November 2021 - 09:56 AM

Cleaned up my typos, consolidated the list, and filled in locations:

 

Exploradome                    explora-dome.com                MN, USA
NexDome                         nexdome.com                        FL, USA
Sirius Observatories       siriusdomes.com                    Queensland, AUS
SkyShed                          skyshedpod.com                    ON, CAN
Observa Dome               observa-dome.com                 MS, USA
Home-Dome                   homedome.com                      FL, USA
Pier-tech                         piertechinc.com                       IL, USA
Ash Dome                       ashdome.com                         IL, USA
Astrodomes                     astrodomes.com                   Queensland, AUS
Aphelion domes              apheliondomes.com               BC, CAN
Baader planetarium         baader-planetarium.com        Germany
AstroHaven                      astrohaven.com                     CA, USA
BackyardObservatories   backyardobservatories.com  OH, USA
Pulsar observatories        pulsarastro.com                    UK
Scope Dome                  scopedome.com                      Poland
Stoltzfus Structures       https://www.mysheds....tar-gazer-sheds      PA, USA


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Posted 19 February 2022 - 09:35 PM

 

Aphelion domes              apheliondomes.com               BC, CAN
 

 

These lads don't seem to be active anymore ... I wrote them an email and sent a FB Message but no reaction ...

 

They were the only ones with "half-reasonable" Clamshell Dome Prices ... 


Edited by sHuRuLuNi, 19 February 2022 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2022 - 10:23 AM

Cleaned up my typos, consolidated the list, and filled in locations:

 

Exploradome                    explora-dome.com                MN, USA
NexDome                         nexdome.com                        FL, USA
Sirius Observatories       siriusdomes.com                    Queensland, AUS
SkyShed                          skyshedpod.com                    ON, CAN
Observa Dome               observa-dome.com                 MS, USA
Home-Dome                   homedome.com                      FL, USA
Pier-tech                         piertechinc.com                       IL, USA
Ash Dome                       ashdome.com                         IL, USA
Astrodomes                     astrodomes.com                   Queensland, AUS
Aphelion domes              apheliondomes.com               BC, CAN
Baader planetarium         baader-planetarium.com        Germany
AstroHaven                      astrohaven.com                     CA, USA
BackyardObservatories   backyardobservatories.com  OH, USA
Pulsar observatories        pulsarastro.com                    UK
Scope Dome                  scopedome.com                      Poland
Stoltzfus Structures       https://www.mysheds....tar-gazer-sheds      PA, USA

Another one to add for both Domes and RORs:

 

Dome Parts  www.astrogfk.com   Germany


Edited by archer1960, 25 August 2022 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2022 - 09:25 AM

Updated list:

 

Exploradome                    explora-dome.com             MN, USA
NexDome                         nexdome.com                     FL, USA
Sirius Observatories        siriusdomes.com               Queensland, AUS
SkyShed                           skyshedpod.com               ON, CAN
Observa Dome                observa-dome.com            MS, USA
Home-Dome                    homedome.com                 FL, USA
Pier-tech                          piertechinc.com                  IL, USA
Ash Dome                       ashdome.com                     IL, USA
Astrodomes                    astrodomes.com                 Queensland, AUS
Aphelion domes              apheliondomes.com            BC, CAN
Baader planetarium         baader-planetarium.com         Germany
AstroHaven                      astrohaven.com                       CA, USA
BackyardObservatories   backyardobservatories.com   OH, USA
Pulsar observatories       pulsarastro.com                      UK
Scope Dome                   scopedome.com                     Poland
Stoltzfus Structures        www.mysheds.com/outdoor-retreats/star-gazer-sheds   PA, USA
Dome Parts GmbH         www.astrogfk.com                  Germany
Trailer Domes                 www.trailerdomes.com           Sweden     (Not sure if they are active)


Edited by archer1960, 02 September 2022 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2022 - 08:21 PM

I didn’t see astrohaven on your list. They make a really slick clamshell type done.
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Posted 22 September 2022 - 04:02 AM

http://www.nairc.com/cpzx/zytwyq/
https://www.nishimura-opt.co.jp/en/

Both are dome manufacturers I beieve, one from China and the other from Japan
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Posted 22 September 2022 - 06:56 PM

I didn’t see astrohaven on your list. They make a really slick clamshell type done.

They are in the list, #12.



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 06:57 PM

http://www.nairc.com/cpzx/zytwyq/
https://www.nishimura-opt.co.jp/en/

Both are dome manufacturers I beieve, one from China and the other from Japan

I'm always glad to add new entries to the list....



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 07:07 PM

Update with a couple of additional suppliers:

 

Exploradome                           explora-dome.com              MN, USA
NexDome                                nexdome.com                      FL, USA
Sirius Observatories               siriusdomes.com                Queensland, AUS
SkyShed                                  skyshedpod.com                 ON, CAN
Observa Dome                       observa-dome.com              MS, USA
Home-Dome                           homedome.com                   FL, USA
Pier-tech                                  piertechinc.com                  IL, USA?
Ash Dome                               ashdome.com                     IL, USA
Astrodomes                            astrodomes.com                  Queensland, AUS
Aphelion domes                      apheliondomes.com            BC, CAN
Baader planetarium                baader-planetarium.com      Germany
AstroHaven                             astrohaven.com                   CA, USA
BackyardObservatories         backyardobservatories.com  OH, USA
Pulsar observatories             pulsarastro.com                      UK
Scope Dome                         scopedome.com                     Poland
Stoltzfus Structures               www.mysheds.com/outdoor-retreats/star-gazer-sheds PA, USA
Dome Parts GmbH                www.astrogfk.com/                               Germany
Trailer Domes                        www.trailerdomes.com/                        Sweden
Nishimura Mfg.                      www.nishimura-opt.co.jp/en/                 Japan
Nanjing Astronomical Instruments  www.nairc.com/cpzx/zytwyq/     China


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:05 PM

Next question ..

How many are BACKORDERED?  

 

6mo , 1 yr, 18mo,  +++ ?   

 

I bet a lot . 


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 07:18 AM

Next question ..

How many are BACKORDERED?  

 

6mo , 1 yr, 18mo,  +++ ?   

 

I bet a lot . 

That is beyond the scope of my tasking laugh.gif


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 07:37 AM

Well im going to bet a LOT.
I posted a dome recently , 600 looks, over 150 inquiries after what i thought was tough parameters to sell .
So i changed the ad to curb .. yet still they are endless inqiries .. and yes its back up simpler
wording..

Its not only the supply chain issue, materials etc.. then labor, but another big holdup,
SHIPPING COSTS..

And i can sympathize that ..

Maybe i should sell plans , after all, i have built a few myself ..
So my question is the demand for an observatory really that high?
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Posted 23 September 2022 - 08:36 AM

Well im going to bet a LOT.
I posted a dome recently , 600 looks, over 150 inquiries after what i thought was tough parameters to sell .
So i changed the ad to curb .. yet still they are endless inqiries .. and yes its back up simpler
wording..

Its not only the supply chain issue, materials etc.. then labor, but another big holdup,
SHIPPING COSTS..

And i can sympathize that ..

Maybe i should sell plans , after all, i have built a few myself ..
So my question is the demand for an observatory really that high?

The demand for an economical one certainly is.


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