Long story on the fun and frustration of hooking up the cables that open and close the shutter, I'll post that fix another time. For now, here is the dome functioning as it should. Ok, I still need to make sure it rotates a full 360 degrees - both ways - without getting stuck. When I got the rotation motors running a while back, it was getting stuck in one direction. I'll get to that too!
Here is a video from the outside showing the shutter opening, some rotation and closing again. I did grease the tracks also, so I'll have to remember not to lean on that now or mess up my shirt!
I'm still hoping for "first light" sometime in the spring. I have to tie up some cables in the dome that are hanging all over the place, then I think I can call that completed. Next, is the rebar in the hole and pouring concrete.