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The mount is placed on a custom fabricated aluminum pier in case of permanent installations. The pier itself is attached to an aluminum base plate that is mounted on a concrete slab with anchor bolts for stability. The pier is used to provide stability and to raise the mount and camera box off the ground to avoid any local obstacles in the field of view.
The list below is only meant to give an idea of the parts involved in building a PANOPTES unit. For a complete and detailed list with website links to recommended parts for online orders, check the following link.
The additional support plate is not shown here.
The pier parts and the design described in the following pages is suitable for a site with a clear view of the sky with no obstructions nearby, see Site Planning. If your site has obstructions you will need to redesign the pier to suit your site, as shown below.