First, the power supply to run the dome requires Japan voltage (100VAC) to be stepped up to European voltage (230VAC). Next, the power supply to run some of the accessories requires 100VAC (Japan) to be stepped up to 120VAC (USA). Next, the power supply to run the camera, rotator, OAG, dew heater, etc. requires 12VDC regulated.
|Note the antenna on the left side. The entire system is wireless.|
|Look carefully...see the tiny black box on top of the pier? That's the remote control for a key chain. It's used to amaze and dazzle any visitors. Yeah, whatever.|
Easy! Just build a heavy duty cover for the pier. The cover is made from 1 1/8" plywood. It's solid and has no problem handling the heavy components. The cover attaches to the platform, but not to the pier. This keeps the pier isolated from vibration. The cover is stained flat black to reduce glare. Yes, the CCD camera is that sensitive. Plus, I think it looks cool! Now, to mount the components...