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DUAL-PRO Observatory Station with 3m dome


DUAL-PRO is the Observatory Station with dome and dual telescope designed by PrimaLuceLab to provide a professional level but compact solution that can be used for many applications: remote space exploration, space situational awareness, astrophotography and astronomy education/outreach. DUAL-PRO includes a very high precision and load capacity alt-az mount with heavy pier that supports 2 telescopes in parallel: a wide field refractor telescope and a higher magnification reflector, both with ESATTO focusers, ARCO rotators, GIOTTO flat field generators and ALTO telescope cover motors. Every telescope comes with a special camera, this way the user is able to take picture of the same object at different magnifications.

If you’re interested for your research activity, our design team is able to personalize the DUAL-PRO Observatory Station based on your needs. We can ship the DUAL-PRO Observatory Station all over the World and we can also offer Installation and Training Services at an affordable price.

Starting price does not include camera, imaging accessories, shipping and installation service.

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 DUAL-PRO Observatory Station with 3m dome - main features:

- Large diameter dual telescope: possibility to use telescopes up to 16" diameter, one with long focal length and one with short focal length
- High load capacity ESATTO robotic focusers
ARCO rotators to provide camera rotation and automatic field de-rotation
- Two cameras: planetary camera for long focal length telescope, cooled camera for short focal length telescope
- Alt-Az mount with pier for concrete base. Possibility to order it with equatorial pier.
- GIOTTO smart flat field generators to record calibration frames
- ALTO telescope cover motors to use GIOTTO as a remotely controlled motorized cap
- EAGLE computer to remotely control and power all the devices
- 3 meter diameter fully opening dome
- PLAY software to control the entire Observatory Station and capture pictures




DUAL-PRO Observatory Station with 3m dome



DUAL-PRO Observatory Station with 3m dome - the most advanced remote control platform:

PLL Observatory Stations are remotely controlled with the included EAGLE computer that runs Windows, so you are free to install the Windows software you prefer to control all the devices of the telescope, based on your application. You can remotely control the Observatory Station through a WiFi or Ethernet connection, even through the Internet. And you can easily add also security cameras, weather stations and UPS backup batteries.
More, all PLL Observatory Stations are also already provided with PLAY software specifically designed by PrimaLuceLab to simplify the use of all devices and capture pictures. By using PLAY you can align and point telescope to many targets of the included database, precisely focus camera and rotate it in order to frame your desired object, open or close the telescope motorised cap and dome, set camera acquisition settings and capture sequence of images, capture image calibration files for later post-processing and much more!



DUAL-PRO Observatory Station with 3m dome



DUAL-PRO Observatory Station - 3 meter diameter dome:

DUAL-PRO Observatory Station comes with 3 meter diameter fully opening dome that is the perfect telescope dome to track satellites, space debris or quick sky surveys, because when in use it completely opens and doesn't request for the dome shutter to be synchronized with the telescope position. This way the telescope is able to quickly slew not only to astronomical objects but also satellites or space debris. The fast shutter drive allows almost immediate observation and a special feature of the dome is the ability to open only selected shutter, which allows additional protection of the telescope against strong winds. The 3 meter diameter fully opening dome includes motors and remote control electronics.



DUAL-PRO Observatory Station with 3m dome



 DUAL-PRO Observatory Station with 3m dome - external dimensions:

- Maximum outer diameter: 326 cm (128.35 inches)
- Maximum outer height: 325 cm (127.95 inches)
- Weight (only dome): 700 kg
- Number of shutters: 4
- Drive: 2 electric motors
- Automation: control with PLAY software for Windows or ASCOM drivers
- Equipment bay: 88 x 78 x 68 cm (34.65 x 30.71 x 26.77 inches)
- Door: 88 x 78 cm (34.65 x 30.71 inches)



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Need help in observatory design and construction?

Thanks to our deep understanding of all the technical specifications and the functions needed for a complete observatory to be really operational, we offer a special service for people (both amateurs and institutions) that want a complete observatory for their hobby, didactic use or work. Thanks to the fact that PrimaLuceLab not only sell all the parts needed for a complete observatory but also design and develops new solutions, our technical team can design and personalize all the instruments (telescope, pier, observatory and control computer) needed to give you a complete system matching your requests. If you're interested, please contact us.

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