Baader Slit-Domes (Advanced) – 3.2 to 8.5 Meter

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Baader Slit-Domes (Advanced) – 3.2 to 8.5 Meter

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  • Advanced Baader Slit-Dome for research and science, fully electronic
  • Remote controlled or fully robotic and autonomical dome
  • Built of hardened and lightweight glassfiber polyester, serves as Wind-, Light- and Weather-protection
  • 10 years warranty on Storm-resistance up to 250km/h, many additional features and acccessories available, please ask us
  • Dome sizes: available from 3,2 Meter to 8,5 Meter diameter
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Baader Slit Domes – Advanced

Observatory domes with broad up- and over-shutter and that can be controlled remotely, sized from 2.1 to 8.5 meters in diameter. They can be in sync with your remote / robotic telescope setup, with endless rotation, horizontal flap movement, and are fully ASCOM and INDIGO compatible – or via dedicated API.

Advanced Slit Domes are used by a variety of users and can fit medium to large telescope setups that have up to 2000 mm aperture.

Baader Advanced Slit-Domes are available in sizes: 3.2 m, 4.2 m, 5.3 m, 6.15 m and 8.5 m


  • Astronomy / Astrophotography
  • Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR)
  • Space Domain Awareness (SDA)
  • Free-Space Optical Communication (FSOC)
  • Defense

All Baader Slit Dome models include

Installation Performed by Baader personnel at the customer site
Warranty 2 years warranty for all electronic and electric components
10 years warranty for outer dome skin and dome mechanics
We warrant for 200km/h wind speed to achieve undeteriorated performance and protection of the dome interior, with the dome being closed and in parking position
Fail-safe Features Hand crank system to close dome in case of power failure
Ready for Emergency Weather Station (required for remote operation)

Required for all Baader Slit Domes:

Either short cylinder (A) or cylindrical base (B)

The short cylinder is the interface between the dome and the structure is it to be installed on. The cylindrical base is another option that can be incorporated to maximize the interior of an observatory.


Optional Upgrades

Highspeed Dome Rotation

For advanced applications that require high speed tracking, this geared toothed wheel drive with high dynamic motors enables dome rotation speeds of up to 30°/second.

Solar Shield

For daytime operations, the roll-up shutter lessens solar radiation and thermal hot spots to form inside the dome.

Professional Weather Station

If additional environmental situational awareness is desired for the observatory, a weather station that includes multiple sensors for weather data monitoring and logging.

Advanced performance upgrades

Structural upgrades and additional equipment can be added for the dome and equipment to survive environmental conditions with temperatures down to -20° C, wind loads of =250km/h, and sites that are prone to lightning strikes.

For customers that desire mechanical through-holes with flanges and holders for electronic equipment.
Another fail-safe feature that is incorporated and only utilized for the dome to ensure self-closure in case there is a power failure.
Downward-radiating wall lights can be provided in red and white light which can be separately controllable and dimmable.
An indoor and outdoor camera can be supplied to provide awareness of the status of your observatory.
Depending on your site’s age and location, an air dehumidifier is recommended to control moisture levels and create overpressure inside the dome.
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