Pie Matrix domes are the most attractive observatory domes that we manufacture, with a clean aerodynamic line that handles the wind with ease. Employing 3-D Modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis, and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), our engineers have perfected one of the most elegantly simple approaches. Additionally, we have invented full-featured systems that can change shape and spin at dizzying rates to optimize the performance of the instruments they enclose.
Hitherto for many astronomers, as crucial as an observatory is for any telescope, an observatory is only a dream because of the expense of a roll-off roof building or a dome. Then there is the problem that an observatory needs a permanent site with suitable architecture.
A great solution is a portable observatory tent. Compared to its permanent-structure cousins, a portable tent is extremely low-cost. It can be set up almost anywhere with some flat space and a clear view of the sky.
The PIE MATRIX Observatory Dome provides high-quality, secure, and practical housing for your telescope. Providing excellent weather protection for you and your equipment, it allows you to have your instrument ready for use at all times. Whether imaging or visual, having the convenience of a permanent setup adds significantly to your enjoyment of exploring the night sky.
The Clamshell dome offers an unparalleled 360/180-degree field of view, with a stunningly immersive night-sky experience. When this observatory dome opens up, you seem to walk in a garden of stars.
The clamshell dome is the preferred observatory dome for laser communication and giant aperture telescopes. clamshell domes are equipped with solid belt-drive systems, employing industry-grade gearboxes driven by powerful electric DC or AC motors.