Portable 8" Piers
Portable 8" Piers

Astro-Physics

Portable 8" Piers

Regular price
$ 1,060.00
Sale price
$ 1,060.00
Unit price
per 

This item is out of stock but you can place an order now and we’ll ship when it becomes available.

Description

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 (TRAY08) Eyepiece Accessory Trays (TRAY08H) 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 Mount 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.
  • Readily available in 6" diameter size.
  • 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 for our 6" Eagle pier (EAGLE6E8)can also be attached to our 6" diameter piers and used as a convenient way to increase the height of your setup.

 

Specifications

Pier for 800, 900 and 1100 Mounts (800 mount will not fit in 24" Pier.)

  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

Personal Upgrade Path

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