Product Overview

The Digitarium® Kappa Portable model is a digital planetarium system designed for use in portable domes. It is very similar to the Digitarium Epsilon Portable model, but offers higher resolution (about 78% more pixels than the Epsilon in full dome mode). It has the same unmatched usability of other Digitarium systems with our exclusive backlit, handheld remote control.

This model is designed for those who want the highest resolution and best projection quality in a portable Digitarium system. The 167 degree projection angle is more immersive than that of the Epsilon. If you intend to show a lot of fulldome video shows, immersive environments, or scientific visualizations, the higher resolution will be invaluable. Starfields will also look better, especially with the enhanced contrast and our high quality proprietary lens.

Despite all these features, the price is a fraction of other high quality full dome fisheye planetarium systems of similar or even lower resolutions and brightnesses!

Specifications

See also Digitarium general specifications.

Maximum Dome Diameter
Around 52 feet/16m. Brightness is the main issue, since the larger the dome, the larger the surface area the light from the projector must cover.
Resolution
1600 pixels across a diameter
Field of view
180 degrees, full sky.
Pixels per degree of sky
8.9 average
Angle of Projection
167 degrees
Base Projector Brightness
7650 lumens with non-fisheye lens (Provided for comparison purposes with other systems. Actual brightness with a fisheye lens is significantly less due to not projecting the whole video rectangle and differing lens properties.)
Contrast Ratio
The minimum estimated contrast ratio with both lamps is approximately 2100:1. Nominal projector contrast is up to 8000:1.
Lamp life
Up to 2000 hours on high
The projector has two lamps which can be used one at a time, or both together for the brightest projection.
Image Quality
Digitarium Kappa systems use our advanced proprietary lens design for superb projection quality.
Control Unit
Digitarium CU-1
Internal Storage
2000 GB expandable up to 8 TB or more.
Power
100-240 VAC, 10.4 A, 50-60Hz
Regulatory
FCC Class A, CE class A (RoHS compliant), UL or CSA listed components
Dimensions
System: 20 x 16.75 x 25 inches for storage (51 x 42.5 x 64 cm),
20 x 16.75 x 35 inches in use (51 x 42.5 x 89 cm)
Transit case: 39 x 25 x 22 inches (99 x 64 x 56 cm)
Weight
System: 73 lbs. (33.2 kg)
Transit case: 47.6 lbs. (21.6 kg)
Total: 120.6 lbs. (54.8 kg)

The transit case has built in wheels and extendable handle for easy transport on flat surfaces.

US Price
$72,330

(Outside the US contact a local dealer for pricing.)

Purchasing Information

Please use our purchase page for ordering instructions.

Purchase price includes:
  • One Digitarium Kappa Portable planetarium system with set of two Digitarium remote controls (one spare)
  • Universal Console software license for interactive control of your system from an iPad or other compatible device
  • Swap between Nightshade Legacy (default) and Nightshade NG Beta release simulation software (swap feature not available with Iota model).
  • Wireless gamepad control for use with Nightshade NG.
  • Rugged wheeled transit case
  • Heavy duty surge suppressor with 25-foot cord (120 VAC countries only)
  • DLP projector remote control
  • Comprehensive and easy to use set of user manuals.
  • Set of lesson plans for use with elementary through high school students
  • Complete set of PASS Curricula for Digitarium Systems. Includes Augmented Lessons ideal for use with our Universal Console interface.
  • 1000 GB portable hard drive with companion media for lesson plans, over 3 GB of royalty-free music, and a number of fulldome video shows:
    • Citizen Sky - Epsilon Aurigae - binary systems
    • Cosmic Castaways - explore galaxies and their stars
    • Back to the Moon for Good - Google Lunar XPRIZE competitors try to land a spacecraft on the Moon
    • Dark - dark matter and cosmology
    • Flight Adventures - the science of flight (free for US customers only)
    • FLIGHT TO THE MOON: LRO and LCROSS Revisited
    • IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System
    • Journey to the Centre of the Milky Way
    • Losing the Dark - light pollution
    • New Horizons for a Little Planet - Pluto and the New Horizons mission
    • Solar Quest - how the Sun and the Earth are interconnected
    • Sunstruck - the Sun's influence on the Earth
    • Two Small Pieces of Glass - history of the telescope
    • Various short fulldome animations

    (Show licensing agreements must be signed and returned before system ships to receive hard drive.)

  • Three year limited warranty (Three year limited warranty on the projection component from Barco.)
  • Free technical support and automated software updates for the life of your system.
  • Lens cleaning kit
  • Free membership in our Digitarium users community website.
  • Prepaid calendar-year individual membership in the International Planetarium Society.

Please note: these prices do not include a dome, a necessary requirement for system use. Purchase a Digitalis dome with your system and receive a $1,000 package discount.

Updated May 18 2016

backlit remote control

Options

  • Visualization & Simulation Bright Color Wheel option. In domes smaller than approximately 38 feet/12m in diameter, increase your color saturation. Projector lumen rating is reduced to 4000.
  • Priority Support extended support options.

Additional Information