All that you need to know about our Portable Planetariums and Fulldome Projection Accesories
It is one of the most versatile and affordable educational environment; you can use it in small or big open areas. It is a great tool for significant educational activities. Inside our Domes you can find an excellent reflecting surface, to make your projections in any subject come to life!
An inflatable dome and a digital projector that can be set in a covered space or outdoor. All this withour saying it's ideal for educational activities and with an excelent reflecting surface, with black-out environment. And it's not only for digital projectors, if not, for every kind of projectors: analogical and digital.
Take your teaching to another level, turning your regular projections into a 360° experience! Inside of our Domes we can find an excelent reflecting surface in a black-out background, and this works to every kind of projection that you want: analog or digital. Our Portable Planetarium Models are more than a common Portable Planetarium, because they can make projections in 360 degrees images unlike other ones.
One of the most important things in a Portable Planetarium is the floor added to the fabric. We recommend a dome without floor, because if an accident happens, it would be easier to get people out of the Dome in the fastest way possible. So, if you want to work with a Dome in an efficient and safe way, without a doubt, our Domes are your best choice.
The most important question is the quality of the fabric. It must be Flame Retardant by the Producer Factory. Our fabric is 100% flame retardant. This provides extra security for the people inside.
Something to know before purchase a Dome to play fulldome projections is that white fabric or other colors, even grey color Domes (different than silver gray), do not give you a good quality in the projection.
You need to purchase at least a dome with of this size on diameter:
The are different types of projections inside of a Portable Planetarium:
When we use a Portable Planetarium is better and cheaper to use a digital projection because this technology it's improving with every new generation, not saying that is easy to use.
An spherical mirror or security mirror of good size it's extremely important to play fulldome videos correctly inside the Dome and get a perfect immersive experiencie. Talking about measure and experiencie, in general we need to use spherical mirrors from 45cm to 60cm (17 to 23 inch). We need to point that the Dome size do not indicate the size of the mirror, but the diameter of the mirrors indicated before works perfectly on domes with 2m to 20m on diameter.
Depends of the dome's size it will be the power (HP), making this clear:
An Inflation device can be included in your purchase, but it's more affordable for you to acquire it in your own city.
It must be of high quality, reflective and resistent. We manufacturate and sell our personal Spherical Mirrors.
You need movies in format fulldome (WARP or fisheye) so they can be reproduced inside the dome. We give 90 Fulldome videos in every purchase to use them in the way you want.
We recommend to use a laptop because it's portable and the time preparing everything to project is less. In other hand, a PC could give you more problems, not only in space, also in "esthetic". The capacity of the laptop would depend of the fulldome movie quality that want to project. Should be at least:
Our Planetariums and Domes serve to fulldome projections using programs such as Stellarium and Mitaka, to grant the viewers the spectacular fulldome-360° experience, with just a computer, a spherical mirror, dome and a DLP Digital Projector (not LCD). Use a projector with high resolution, more than 2500 lumens and a contrast ratio greater than 3000:1 to provide the best image quality.