The Azimuth rotation drive system employs an inverter-controlled gearmotor complete with acceleration and deceleration ramps. The Dome completes a full turn in approx. 100 seconds (standard speed). We can adopt solutions with different speeds to meet your individual requirements.
The Observatory Dome can be built with 0.7mm-thick Stainless Steel cladding, or 1.2mm-thick Prepainted Aluminium cladding. The load-bearing internal structure consists in a 100% Stainless Steel frame. The Dome runs on wheels suitably sized for Azimuth rotation.
Internally, as a safety precaution, casings are applied to cover all moving mechanical parts as required by law to prevent injury in public and private spaces. The Observation Shutter varies based on the Dome diameter and the Telescope used, and this applies to both width and clearance beyond the zenith. We can also custom manufacture this opening to your required size.