Classical, but revolutionary planetarium instrument
Launching the ZEISS fiber-optic SKYMASTER ZKP 4 Small-Dome Planetarium meant no less than a revolution for friends of a sky projected by an optical-mechanical star projector. ZEISS presented a completely new design of such a machine for small and medium-sized domes. The brilliance of the stars surpassed all expectations, and people queuing up to see them had to put up with long waiting times. Now ZEISS is about to set up a new performance record with SKYMASTER ZKP 4 LED. Finally, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are available as light sources, which are not only bright enough for star projection but also provide the necessary evenness of lighting.
Introducing LED illumination, ZEISS sticks to its concept of a realistic simulation of the night sky. The number of stars of the northern and southern skies projected remains approximately 7000 – the quantity which a human eye can perceive under premium conditions, and which will not overload the view of the heavens in a planetarium of small or medium dome size.