Dome7 “superdome”

RTI Dome number 7 – for CSAD in Oxford University

dubbed the “superdome” – as it will contain 128 LEDs and have an improved superstructure.

The plastic dome arrived today:

80cm dome arrived

It is nice and light compared to the previous 1m domes – and was once again made by Talbot Designs. It uses a 30V PSU, similar to other domes. We are using a new very-black paint for the inside from a German company who supplies astronomers! The camera frame has been redesigned to be extremely rigid.

wiring the first dome quarter (before attaching the LEDs). The new led cables make it a bit easier.
wiring the first dome quarter (before attaching the LEDs). The new led cables make it a bit easier.
fixingframe
First frame setup – the new frame (minus legs) being tested