Technical Innovations

Manufacturer of Home-Dome and Pro-Dome Observatories

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Products

Our  products have been placed in "Product Categories".
Links to these categories are in the column to the left or above .
 



 TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS PRODUCTS
At Technical Innovations we strive to provide the finest observatory domes and supporting products as possible, within a price range affordable to even the beginner- but serious - amateur. In business more than 20 years, TI has evolved its product line to address the changing needs of the astronomy community. As the desire by astronomers to automate and control remotely their observatory increased, we expanded and improved our product line to meet this demand. Today, we are not only one of the top producers of fiberglass observatory domes, but market the finest and top selling observatory automation accessories. Our more than 1,800 domes are located in 57 countries around the world. See the interactive map on the Home page link above or to the left.   

      Note our new address and phone number in Orlando, FL

 PRODUCT LINES
The Technical Innovations offerings have been broken down into seven "Product Categories". Links to detail pages for each of these categories can be made from the tool bar above or the menu listing t the left. A brief description of what you will find in each category is below: 

6 Foot Domes - Two models of six foot domes are available, along with two types of structure mounting skirts.

10 Foot Domes - Two models of ten foot domes, with matching optional wall rings and skirts.

15 Foot Domes - Two models of fifteen foot domes presented along with a matching skirt and wall rings.

RoboDome - The award winning complete, compact remote observatory with optional mounting foundation.

Automation - DDW (the #1 observatory automation package), Dome Works, RoboFocus and other automation devices.

Accessories - Observatory motor drive systems, power supplies, dome upgrades, and small parts and add-ons.

Other - Products from other vendors matched to our observatories, and proud to be a dealer for.

Note - Product Photos pages have multiple actual installation photographs.

 DOME SPECIFICATIONS

6 Foot Domes - Dome Diameter.........................72 inches
                            
Base Ring Height....................... 9 inches on HD6; n/a on PD6
                             Wall Ring Height........................45 inches on PD6; n/a on HD6
                             Inside Height Center...................3 feet 10 inches on HD6; 6 feet 10 inches on PD6
                             Door Opening width....................19 inches on PD6; none on HD6
                             Number of Rollers.......................9 on HD6; 10 on PD6
                            
Shutter Slot Width......................30 inches
                            
Slot Past Zenith.........................10 inches
                            
Dome Weight............................110 pounds for HD6; 200 pounds for PD6
                             Electric Motors...........................Optional
                             Automation...............................Optional
10 Foot Domes -
Dome Diameter.........................119 inches
                             Base Ring Height........................12 inches
                             Wall Ring Height.........................12 inches on PD10; n/a on HD106
                             Inside Height Center....................6 feet; add 12 inches for each PD10 wall ring 
                             Door Opening width....................19 inches on PD10; none on HD106
                             Number of Rollers.......................16 on HD10; 31 on PD10
                             Shutter Slot Width......................36 inches
                             Slot Past Zenith.........................16 inches
                             Dome Weight............................310 pound; add 95 pounds for each PD10 wall ring
                             Electric Motors...........................Optional
                             Automation...............................Optional
15 Foot Domes -Dome Diameter........................179 inches
                            
Base Ring Height....................... 12 inches 
                             Wall Ring Height.........................12 inches on PD15; n/a on HD15
                             Inside Height Center....................8 feet 6 inches; add 12 inches for each PD15 wall ring 
                             Door Opening width....................36 inches on PD15; none on HD15
                             Number of Rollers.......................49
                            
Shutter Slot Width......................50 inches
                            
Slot Past Zenith.........................24 inches
                            
Dome Weight............................650 pounds; add 110 pounds for each PD15 wall ring
                             Electric Motors...........................Included
                             Automation...............................Optional
RoboDome -     Dome Diameter..........................40 inches
                            
Base Ring Height....................... 25 inches
                             Wall Ring Height........................ n/a
                             Inside Height Center...................50 inches
                             Door Opening width....................none
                             Number of Rollers.......................6
                            
Shutter Slot Width......................24 inches
                            
Slot Past Zenith.........................5 inches
                            
Dome Weight............................110 pounds
                             Electric Motors...........................Included
                             Automation...............................Included