ATS Permanent Piers

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Estimated: 4-6 weeks from date of order
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Pier height, adapters, overcoat. Refer to information below.

Advanced Telescope Systems (ATS) permanent piers meet the exacting requirements of a solid, permanent base for your observing platform while being fully adjustable for precision north polar alignment. The pier contains no parts which will deteriorate when exposed to weather. All machined parts are constructed of high quality 6061 aluminum and powder paint treated for a durable and attractive finish. All bolts and screws are stainless steel.

There are several details to discuss regarding the construction of your ATS pier so we do not have an online ordering option. Please read the information pertaining to your pier, check out the price list and give us a call for assistance or to place your order.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • The pier tube is constructed from 0.250" wall tubing for all sizes. The thicker wall ensures reduced vibration and increased stability in the tube assembly.
  • The base plate is 1.0" thick aluminum with three (3) slotted holes for securing the pier to the mounting bolts. The base plate is heliarc welded to the upright tube to a rigid connection to the tube assembly.
  • Three aluminum side struts are welded between the pier tube and the base plate to eliminate side flexure of the tube assembly under heavy or off-center loads.
  • The pier assembly is attached using three 3/4" stainless bolts, provided by ATS with pier purchase. A wooden bolt template is provided to facilitate correct bolt alignment to the pier base and improve north polar positioning of the installed pier.
  • Custom pier heights are available to insure correct positioning of the eyepiece to the customer's exact requirements. Custom pier height orders are available as special orders.
  • Aluminum parts are powder coated with Cream White to match the mount.

ADVANTAGES OF ATS PERMANENT PIERS

  • Solid construction and easy installation.
  • No protruding pier legs to trip over in the dark
  • Extensions of various heights are available.
  • Cream white color available to match the mount

CUSTOMIZE YOUR PIER – must be ordered the same time as the pier.

  • Protective polyurethane clear over coat to provide greater protection for the finish; recommended especially for solar observing and in permanent installations. There is an additional charge for this option.

NOTE: Piers may have minor cosmetic flaws, i.e. slight indentations or irregular paint pattern.

ADAPTERS

Please read the information provided in the tab for the pier you are considering.

ACCESSORIES

  • Astro-Physics 8" and 10" Pier Accessory Trays (TRAY08 and TRAY10), Eyepiece Accessory Trays (TRAY08H and TRAY10H) and support bars (TRAYSB and TRAYSB1) keep your accessories close at hand.

CONSIDER A LARGER PIER FOR A MORE ROBUST VISUAL OR IMAGING PLATFORM

Mount the Mach1GTO on the ATS 8" Portable Pier
Attach the 8" Flat Pier Plate (119FP) to the 8" pier and then use the existing tapped holes to mount the 6" Flat Surface Adapter (ADATRI). Note: modification by ATS to the base diameter of the 119FP will be required for the permanent pier since the pier wall thickness is 1/4" (additional charge).

Mount the 1100GTO and 900GTO on the ATS 10" Portable Pier
Attach the 10" Flat Pier Plate (1612FP) to the 10" pier and then use the existing tapped holes to mount the 8" Flat Surface Adapter (119FSA). Note: modification to the base diameter of the 1612FP by ATS will be required due to the wall thickness (additional charge). The Control Box Extension (Q6281KIT) is then used to provide clearance for the larger pier diameter when mounting the control box (CP2, CP3 or CP4).

Mount the 1600GTO and 1200GTO on the ATS 12" Portable Pier
Attach the ATS Pier Flat Plate (ATS12PFP) to the 12" pier and have ATS drill and tap holes to mount the 10" Flat Surface Adapter (1612FSA). Note: The ATS12PFP is manufactured by ATS and can be ordered through Astro-Physics.

 

HOW TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

Please call Astro-Physics to place your order: 815-282-1513. Please review the information provided (including the Order Terms & Conditions Below) and the price list in order to answer the following questions:

What size pier?

Would you like a polyurethane paint over coat?

What mount will be used with the pier? Some mounts require additional parts or modification.

Would you like to order any extensions, pier trays or other accessories?

ORDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The estimated delivery date will be provided after the order is placed. ATS piers and Astro-Physics mounts will be delivered as they are completed. We cannot coordinate the shipment of the mount and pier together. As a result, you may receive your mount without the pier or the pier prior to your mount. Delivery times can vary by several months.

A 50% deposit is required for all orders. The piers are manufactured after they are ordered and the order can only be cancelled or changed at the discretion of ATS.

Please note that once the pier adapter plate or flat surface adapter is shipped to ATS for modification, it is yours. If your order is cancelled at any time, the price of the adapter and any cancellation costs incurred from ATS will be deducted from your deposit and the balance will be refunded.

For all orders shipped to addresses in the U.S., ATS piers will be drop shipped directly via UPS ground or Federal Express to the customer from AZ. The shipping and handling charges will be billed to the customer by Astro-Physics.

Customers from Arizona must order directly from ATS due to sales tax requirements. International orders for these products will not be accepted by Astro-Physics. Please contact ATS directly.

ATS offers a three year limited warranty for their piers.

8” PIER      

Part # ATSP8X30 ATSP8X36 ATSP8X42 ATSP8X48 ATSP8X54
Height of pier 30" 36" 42" 48" 54"
Diameter of post 8" 8" 8" 8" 8"
Wall thickness of post 0.250" 0.250" 0.250" 0.250" 0.250"
Price $1,895 $1,995 $2,095" $2,195 $2,295"

Use this Latitude Dimension Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) to help with choosing your pier height.

1100GTO and 900 Mounts (all versions)
You will need to order the Flat Surface Adapter with Flat Pier Plate for 1100 and 900 mounts (119FSA-FP) made by Astro-Physics. The bottom portion of this part will need to be modified by ATS due to the wall thickness of the pier. The 119FSA-FP will be sent to ATS for modification and will ship to you with the pier.

Order these parts:

  • 119FSA-FP, Flat Surface Adapter with Flat Pier Plate for 1100GTO and 900 mounts.
  • ATSMOD, modification of 119FSA-FP.

10” PIER

Part # ATSP10X30 ATSP10X36 ATSP10X42 ATSP10X48 ATSP10X54
Height of pier 30" 36" 42" 48" 54"
Diameter of post 10" 10" 10" 10" 10"
Wall thickness of post 0.250" 0.250" 0.250" 0.250" 0.250"
Price $2,095 $2,195 $2,295" $2,395 $2,495

Use this Latitude Dimension Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) to help with choosing your pier height.

1600GTO and 900 Mounts (all versions)
You will need to order the Flat Surface Adapter with Flat Pier Plate for 1600 and 1200 mounts (1612FSA-FP) made by Astro-Physics. The bottom portion of this part will need to be machined by ATS due to the wall thickness of the pier. The 1612FSA-FP will be sent to ATS for modification and will ship to you with the pier.

Order these parts:

  • 1612FSA-FP, Flat Surface Adapter with Flat Pier Plate for 1600 and 1200 mounts.
  • ATSMOD, modification of 1612FSA-FP.

12” PIER

Part # ATSP12X30 ATSP12X36 ATSP12X42 ATSP12X48
Height of pier 30" 36" 42" 48"
Diameter of post 12" 12" 12" 12"
Wall thickness of post 0.250" 0.250" 0.250" 0.250"
Price $2,295 $2,395 $2,495" $2,595

Use this Latitude Dimension Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) to help with choosing your pier height.

Using the ATS 12" pier with the 3600GTO "El Capitan" mount requires the purchase and installation of ATS Pier Flat Plate (ATS12PFP, manufactured by ATS to fit the pier) and our 3600 Flat Surface Adapter (3600FSA). We will ship the 3600FSA directly to ATS, where it will be bolted to the ATS adapter and installed on your pier.

Order these parts:

  • ATS12PFP, ATS 12” Pier Flat Plate.
  • 3600FSA, Flat Surface Adapter for 3600
 

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