ZEISS Star Projectors

Nearly a century ago, the very first model of what we think of now as a classic opto-mechanical star projector was designed and built by ZEISS. Advances driven by the availability of technology and the desire to have a crisp, realistic night sky has fostered innovation and gained ZEISS a reputation in the planetarium field for precision stars with an unprecedented sharpness and brilliance. ZEISS continues the tradition of realism, offering stars that meet the threshold of human perception under reasonable viewing conditions.

Each projector can be controlled in a hybrid planetarium experience, and can be customized to share the workload with the digital projection system. For the budget-conscious, we can reduce the features that are easily handled digitally, thereby reducing the overall cost of ownership. Or keep the full redundancy and use the instrument in stand-alone mode without the digital system.

ZEISS ASTERION/PREMIUM

  • For domes 8 to 14m/ 14-18m
  • LED Illumination
  • Approximately 7000 stars (down to magnitude 6.3)/Approx. 9000 stars (down to magnitude 6.55)

ZEISS SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED

  • For domes 6 to 14m
  • LED Illumination
  • Approximately 7000 stars (down to magnitude 6.3)

ZEISS STARMASTER ZMP

  • For domes 12 to 24m
  • LED Illumination
  • 9100 stars (down to magnitude 6.55)

ZEISS UNIVERSARIUM Model IX

  • For domes 18 to 35m
  • LED Illumination
  • 9100 stars (down to magnitude 6.55)

Hybrid Control

  • With powerdome IV
  • Manual Control Console
  • Any Modern ZEISS projector

 

UPGRADE FOR CLASSIC ZKP3

  • Modern Computers
  • Enhanced Control
  • Hybrid mode available