Astro-Physics Portable Piers

Brand :

$1,534.00
SKU:
xxPP
Availability:
Call to Order 8in
In stock:
All piers with active radio buttons can be ordered.
Backordered:
All piers that are crossed out. Call for more info.
Discontinued:
All piers that are not listed.

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.
  • All piers in stock are available for immediate shipment.
  • 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.
  • 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 Flat Surface Adapter with Flat Pier Plate - for Mach2, Mach1, 600E and 400 Mounts to use 8" Astro-Physics Portable Piers (ADATRI-8FP).

  • Mount the 1100GTO and 900GTO on the Astro-Physics 10" Portable Pier:
    Attach the Astro-Physics 10" Pier Adapter Plate (M12012-C) 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
 Status  Discontinued   Production   Production   Production   Discontinued   Discontinued 
 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
 Status  Discontinued   Production   Production   Production   Production   Production 
 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 - These piers are no longer available. Specifications are shown for reference only.
Use this Latitude Dimension Calculator (Excel spreadsheet) to help with choosing your pier height.

6" Pier can be used for Losmandy G11 mount with our LM2APT Adapter.

  6X24PP 6X32PP 6X42PP 6X48PP 6X54PP
 Status  Production   Discontinued   Discontinued   Discontinued   Discontinued 
 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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