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Pulsar at Equinox sky camp 2001 - Pulsar at Equinox sky camp 2001
Site last updated:
17 September, 2014 16:30
New! 3.5m Observatory available by end of this year.
We are currently developing a new style GRP / aluminium costruction 3.5m dome and track, designed to be installed on a new or existing flat roof building, with full remote capability. Call on 01366 315006 for details.
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We can ship direct from our factory to anywhere in Europe and around the world.
Our observatories are now installed in 26 countries to date.
Call us direct on 0044 1366 315006 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do I need an Observatory?
Professor Greg Parker, renowned astro imager, and owner of a Pulsar Zenith observatory and Pulsar 2.2m observatory, summarises the reasons for a permanent setup:
'a permanent setup will ensure good usage of your telescope, and will prevent a rather expensive investment from collecting dust. It will allow fast turn-on time so that you can maximise your observing/imaging time. It will prevent you from injuring yourself, or the equipment, by the repeated carrying in and out of doors of your gear. But most important of all, I think a dome in your garden looks really cool.'
See Greg's 2.2m observatory installation here:
The 2.2 Metre model is the UK's top selling observatory...
Watch a fascinating account of the recent Österlen Observatory installation in Sweden. The observatory is the 2.2m full height model, and houses a Meade 14" RCX telescope.
Motorised dome rotation and shutters are available for the 2.2m model, which makes the observatory compatible for remote operation. Ideal for up to 12" - 14" telescopes and a variety of installations, also ideal for societies, schools, etc.
Pulsar Observatories across Europe...
Pulsar Observatories supply domes to most EU countries. The above 2.7 metre dome was recently installed in Austria. Call us direct on +44 (0)1366 315006 or...
New! Easy ordering system for observatories
Select your observatory and follow the instructions to add any of the relevent observatory accessories that you may need then proceed to checkout to pay your deposit.
New! Shop online with us now.
We are now able to supply a large selection of telescopes, mounts and accessories, including a healthy stock of used and ex demonstration equipment. Most items are discounted when purchased with an observatory.
Live in the EU or overseas and need an observatory?
We can ship direct from our factory to anywhere!
Recent deliveries went to Israel, Germany, Slovakia, Romania, Finland, Portugal and Chile.
Our 2.2m and 2.7m observatories are designed to make diy installations much easier...
Easy to align panels and fewer bolts and fixings make the building process quicker and easier for the customer who prefers to do a self assembly. The door is pre-hung in it's respective panel, with the locks fully installed for you. Also, with a comprehensive downloadable instruction guide, and a full technical support contact number, things could not be simpler!
However, if you wish to use our installation service, the costs are as follows:
Installation fee for a 2.2m full height observatory: £295
Installation fee for a 2.7m full height observatory: £395
You will need to provide a flat, level base to ensure a smooth installation.
UK and EU enquiries - email@example.com
Or call us on +44 (0) 1366 315006 Mob. 07725 956071
Protect yourself as well as your scope and equipment
Before deciding on your route to
the best astronomical accessory you’ll ever buy
consider the following...
Amateur observatories come in all shapes and sizes, some home-brewed, some professionally manufactured. Only the tried and tested traditional dome offers full protection from the elements to both you and your valuable equipment.
Observatories and the weather
The major issue with any observatory is permanent protection from leaks caused by rain and snow. Not only do modern astronomers want to protect their optical equipment but also their hi-tech electronics that are vital to astronomy in the 21st century. Pulsar Observatories are guaranteed weatherproof. They need no sealing tapes around joints and definitely no need for a rain cover.
Observing in comfort
Most astronomers spend many hours at their telescopes, getting totally absorbed in observing and imaging. Although runoff roof observatories and similar housings protect astronomical equipment they offer little comfort for the observer when the installation is in use. Not only does the astronomer have to put up with the vagaries of frost and freezing breezes quite often but, apart from a few lucky people, there is little or no shade from streetlights and neighbours security lights.
Benefits of a motorised dome
Dome rotation drive systems are now available for the entire range of Pulsar Observatories, but you may ask yourself is it something that you need. There is no doubt that having your dome synchronised with your telescope/mounting system is the ultimate in convenience it is your astronomical pursuits that will have the final say. Motorising your Dome rotation is a must for unattended long exposure photography and imaging. Slewing the observatory dome in line with your telescope will allow you to leave your telescope and dome to continue tracking your chosen target without you having to sit acting as a minder. Easily installed in less than thirty minutes, with minimal effort.
The dome control system offered by Pulsar Observatories >