Astro-Physics Portable Piers

Brand :

$770.00
SKU:
8X42PP
Availability:
Click on desired size above to see status.
All 10" Piers except 62":
In Stock
6"x24" Pier:
In Stock
All 8" Piers except 24", 32", 54" and 62":
In Stock

Characteristics of Astro-Physics Piers

  • Unique tension design combines rugged construction with light weight, while reducing flexure and annoying vibrations.
  • Legs and tension rods attach without hardware, allowing field assembly in minutes.
  • Stainless steel turnbuckles allow you to make fine adjustments for polar alignment or minor leveling.
  • The center posts are constructed of aluminum tubing, the base construction is thick-wall aluminum and the legs are steel for strength.
  • Aluminum and steel parts are powder coated in a black wrinkle finish.
  • Astro-Physics 6", 8" and 10" Pier Accessory Trays (TRAY06, TRAY08 and TRAY10) Eyepiece Accessory Trays (TRAY06H, TRAY08H and TRAY10H) and tray support bars (TRAYSB and TRAYSB1) keep your accessories close at hand.
  • 42" piers have 3 additional holes 8.5" from top for tray attachment (compensates for turnbuckle placement)
  • Piers may contain minor cosmetic flaws, i.e. slight indentations or irregular paint pattern.

Advantages of Astro-Physics Piers

  • Lightweight, breaks down into easily manageable pieces for easy transport & lifting.
  • Very sturdy pier for its mass.
  • Piers typically in stock for immediate shipment.
  • 62" height available as standard item.
  • Less expensive.
  • Can purchase another pier post with a different height as separate item to use with different telescope.
  • Longest component is pier post which is 8" shorter than assembled height, easy to fit into your car.
  • 6" Pier can be used for Losmandy G11 mount with our LM2APT Adapter.
  • The 8" extension (EAGLE6E8) for our 6" Eagle pier can also be attached to our 6" diameter piers and used as a convenient way to increase the height of your setup.

Upscale your pier for a more robust visual or imaging platform

  • Mount the Mach2GTO or Mach1GTO on the Astro-Physics 8" Portable Pier:
    Attach the Astro-Physics 8" Pier Adapter Plate for Astro-Physics Piers (M9010-A) to the 8" pier and then use the existing tapped holes to mount the 6" Flat Surface Adapter (ADATRI).
    Note: 900/1200 Pier Adapter Fastener Pack is also required.
  • Mount the 1100GTO and 900GTO on the Astro-Physics 10" Portable Pier:
    Attach the Astro-Physics 10" Pier Adapter Plate (M12012-B) to the 10" pier and then use the existing tapped holes to mount the 8" Flat Surface Adapter (119FSA). The Control Box Extension (Q6281KIT) is then used to provide clearance for the larger pier diameter when mounting the control box (GTOCP2, GTOCP3 or GTOCP4).
    Note: 900/1200 Pier Adapter Fastener Pack is also required.

Pier for 1200 and 1600 Mounts
Use this Latitude Dimension Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) to help with choosing your pier height.

 

10X24P

10X32P

10X42P

10X48P

10X54P

10X62P

height of pier

24"

32"

42"

48"

54"

62"

diameter of post

10"

10"

10"

10"

10"

10"

wall thickness of post

0.094"

0.094"

0.094"

0.094"

0.094"

0.094"

length of legs

25"

25"

25"

25"

25"

25"

weight of pier post

8 lbs

10 lbs

13 lbs

15 lbs

17 lbs

19 lbs

weight of pier base

18 lbs

18 lbs

18 lbs

18 lbs

18 lbs

18 lbs

weight of 3 legs

20 lbs

20 lbs

20 lbs

20 lbs

20 lbs

20 lbs

weight of 3 struts

5 lbs

5 lbs

5 lbs

5 lbs

5 lbs

5 lbs

total weight assembled

51 lbs

53 lbs

56 lbs

58 lbs

60 lbs

62 lbs

 
Pier for 800, 900 and 1100GTO Mounts (800 mount will not fit in 24" Pier)
Use this Latitude Dimension Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) to help with choosing your pier height.

  8X24PP 8X32PP 8X42PP 8X48PP 8X54PP 8X62PP
height of pier 24" 32" 42" 48" 54" 62"
diameter of post 8" 8" 8" 8" 8" 8"
wall thickness of post 0.125" 0.125" 0.125" 0.125" 0.125" 0.125"
length of legs 25" 25" 25" 25" 25" 25"
weight of pier post 6 lbs 8 lbs 11 lbs 14 lbs 16 lbs 18 lbs
weight of pier base 11 lbs 11 lbs 11 lbs 11 lbs 11 lbs 11 lbs
weight of 3 legs 20 lbs 20 lbs 20 lbs 20 lbs 20 lbs 20 lbs
weight of 3 struts 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs
total weight assembled 42 lbs 44 lbs 47 lbs 50 lbs 52 lbs 54 lbs


Pier for 400, 600E, Mach1GTO and Mach2GTO Mounts - The 6x42PP is the only pier still available. The remainder have been discontinued.
Use this Latitude Dimension Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) to help with choosing your pier height.

  6X24PP 6X32PP 6X42PP 6X48PP 6X54PP
height of pier 24" 32" 42" 48" 54"
diameter of post 6" 6" 6" 6" 6"
wall thickness of post 0.083" 0.083" 0.083" 0.083" 0.083"
length of legs 25" 25" 25" 25" 25"
weight of pier post 4 lbs 5 lbs 6 lbs 7 lbs 8 lbs
weight of pier base 6 lbs 6 lbs 6 lbs 6 lbs 6 lbs
weight of 3 legs 15 lbs 15 lbs 15 lbs 15 lbs 15 lbs
weight of 3 struts 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs 5 lbs
total weight assembled 30 lbs 31 lbs 32 lbs 33 lbs 34 lbs

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