Go Back   IceInSpace > IceTrade Classifieds > IceTrade Archives

 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 28-09-2009, 01:55 PM
marco's Avatar
marco (Marco Lorenzi)
Registered User

marco is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 929
Looking for 2.3 Sirius Observatory

I am looking for a Sirius 2.3m complete observatory (or an equivalent other brand) for my remote observatory project in Coonabarabran, NSW). The best would be the version completely automated (shutter+rotation+maxdome) but can also buy the manual version and than buy the necessary kit HW myself.
Please send me pictures, price desired and current location.
Clear Skies
Marco
  #2  
Old 28-09-2009, 02:33 PM
Baron von Richthofen (Vaclav)
The Red Baron Rides Again

Baron von Richthofen is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 575
Don't get the Sirius Observatory I had one for about a year when we pulled it apart there was a lot of cracks in the fiber glass
  #3  
Old 29-09-2009, 02:43 PM
marco's Avatar
marco (Marco Lorenzi)
Registered User

marco is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vars191 View Post
Don't get the Sirius Observatory I had one for about a year when we pulled it apart there was a lot of cracks in the fiber glass
Thanks for your advise! Actually I am a bit surprised to hear about your negative experience, so far I found quite positive comments about Sirius products, I will however keep your feedback in consideration!

Clear Skies
Marco
  #4  
Old 29-09-2009, 03:48 PM
cohiba (Robert)
Registered User

cohiba is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 70
Marco
I think Vars must have got a dud Ive had one for a couple of years no problems what so ever, not even any leaks
  #5  
Old 29-09-2009, 06:43 PM
Baron von Richthofen (Vaclav)
The Red Baron Rides Again

Baron von Richthofen is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 575
Quote:
Originally Posted by cohiba View Post
Marco
I think Vars must have got a dud Ive had one for a couple of years no problems what so ever, not even any leaks
Yes that would be right with the luck I have, all bad
  #6  
Old 29-09-2009, 07:05 PM
Bassnut's Avatar
Bassnut (Fred)
Narrowfield rules!

Bassnut is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Torquay
Posts: 4,779
The current trend is toward clamshells (or roll offs) for remote setups due to thermals in traditional slit domes (for the best imaging possible in dark skies), have you thought of a clamshell?.
  #7  
Old 29-09-2009, 07:48 PM
marco's Avatar
marco (Marco Lorenzi)
Registered User

marco is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 929
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bassnut View Post
The current trend is toward clamshells (or roll offs) for remote setups due to thermals in traditional slit domes (for the best imaging possible in dark skies), have you thought of a clamshell?.
Yes Fred, that was my first option, unfortunately the price Astrohaven quoted me for their 7 feet Dome assembly with Powered Hatch System was 12,594 USD, plus 720 USD for crating, plus 600 USD for a single Base ring 12 inches high (you need at least 2). Of course shipping to Australia and GST excluded. If you are aware of any other (local?) supplier able to provide a clamshel solution with a down-to-earth price you are most that welcome to give me a feedback!

Marco
  #8  
Old 30-09-2009, 06:42 PM
Gama's Avatar
Gama
Registered User

Gama is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,121
I would seriously look at a roll off shed.
It has the best of all worlds. Easy to have it remote controllable, open view with 360 deg unobstruction. Also great when cleaning, as all dust goes straight out.

Theo.
 

Bookmarks

Tags
2.3, dome, home, observatory, sirius

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 11:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement