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Old 02-02-2017, 11:49 AM
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Nexdome in Oz?

Siderealtrading.com.au seem to have got the distribution rights to these from www.nexdome.com. Be interesting to compare pricing to Skypods.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:14 PM
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They look real nice ....thanks for the link .

Prices here : http://www.nexdome.com/buy-now .... ( US Dollars I'd imagine )

Scroll down to see video .... http://www.nexdome.com/support ( go full screen )

Wonder what the ' local ' supplier will charge ..??

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Old 04-02-2017, 03:11 PM
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we are waiting for the domes to arrive to Australia to release a price list, we are still sorting out the shipping expenses and available options

Wait and see I guess
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Old 21-06-2017, 07:56 AM
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Looks like the prices are up on sidereal site.

NEXDOME 2.2M 8' COMPLETE OBSERVATORY AUD$5.974,66

NeXDome Dome Rotation Kit AUD$1.909,93

NexDome 8' Dome Only With Ring AUD$4.319,38

NexDome 8' Bay (one shelf included) AUD$727,24

NexDome 8' Bay additional shelf AUD$66,85

Shutter kit AUD$1.432,45
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Old 21-06-2017, 04:51 PM
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Placed My order, Complete observatory with 1 Bay and rotation kit!!!!!


Can't wait.
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Old 23-06-2017, 03:38 AM
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wonder if the rotation kit will work with Sirius , I have the max dome but really don't like the metal tracks. Also what's the diff between 599us rotation kits and rotation 899us kit
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Old 23-06-2017, 06:29 PM
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The rotation kit probably won't work with a Sirius dome. I contacted Nexdome a while ago with that very question and they said they didn't know, but expected it would not because the sirius dome is fibreglass and thus heavier than theirs.
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Old 24-06-2017, 11:15 AM
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The Oz prices seem quite reasonable.

Definitely food for thought.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:53 AM
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It's Here!!!!!

I am so happy, it was cold last night but got it almost there..... and today raining......
Still have to install the door, lock and rotation kit.

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Old 15-08-2017, 06:48 PM
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It is working!!!!!! the rotation kit is awesome, what a feeling to see it follow the mount.....

The trick with this obsy is to install it on a flat leveled floor, and build it round..... perfectly round, it rotates nice.....

already had the chance to test everything last night and shot m8 to see it in workinf controlled by SGP.

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Old 16-08-2017, 09:03 PM
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Looks like an exciting project. I'm curious about the space inside; I can see you're into imaging but do you think it would be adequate for visual observers who tend to move around a lot, usually with a seat?
Congrats btw (y)
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Old 17-08-2017, 07:41 AM
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i am almost 1.8 mtr and i have been inside with another person looking at the telescope and showing the dome, yes it can be done, sitting in there is possible.... in my case i have to finish my cable management setup!!!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:42 AM
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Seems to be quite a big price jump now at sidereal trading
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Hi, I bought a Nexdome Dome and Ring from Sidereal Trading,
and I am quite happy with it including price too.
When you do the math, They are quite large and heavy shipping wise and those costs, plus insurance are built into the local price plus local support, which is great and they are quick they are quick to respond to any queries.

It is not too bad compared to all the other domes for sale especially the prices.

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Old 09-12-2017, 12:19 AM
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Hi, I bought a Nexdome Dome and Ring from Sidereal Trading,
and I am quite happy with it including price too.
When you do the math, They are quite large and heavy shipping wise and those costs, plus insurance are built into the local price plus local support, which is great and they are quick they are quick to respond to any queries.

It is not too bad compared to all the other domes for sale especially the prices.
I get that - I really wish there was a local maker of these sort of products here, but I guess it is not cost effective given the market size.

I notice though that nexdome seem to have a fixed shipping cost of 2600, no matter how many you order - so In theory you could save a few thousand by a bulk buy of 4 or 5. I will be sticking with my astro tent for a while though.
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I hope the rotation gear has some sort of cover....to have the gear exposed without a guard for fingers, as shown, is hardly a safe configuration...hence I can only assume this is for illustration purposes ?
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I hope the rotation gear has some sort of cover....to have the gear exposed without a guard for fingers, as shown, is hardly a safe configuration...hence I can only assume this is for illustration purposes ?
Hi Peter i can put my hand between the track and the cog and it doesn't hurt me..... is like a big fisher price toy....

and, i am never in the dome when it is working!!!!
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