Trip to Guernsey with the PIP System
The equipment required for imaging is shown packed for the flight. Power supplies were included for either mains power or 12v from a vehicle. (The laptop power supply is dual mains/12v)
The optical and electronics components were packed into a brief case. The laptop is underneath the two component trays. The dew shield and finder was removed from the OTA to enable it to fit in the case. The skysensor controller and motor are included. The size of the case is easily within the hand baggage limits but the total weight was 8kg, above this particular airline's maximum of 7kg but this is rarely checked in my experience.
The balance of the components (Hardware and connecting cables) were packed in the hold baggage. This added a further 10Kg
The complete set up in use from a south facing hotel window
12th Aug 2003
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