Telescope Piers

Telescope piers are similar to tripods in that they hold your telescope mount in place, but they offer a several extra advantages. Piers are either bolted to the ground or have very low profile legs which gives extra clearance for mounts to swing equipment around. Some piers have adjustable heights, making it more comfortable to observe. Most importantly, Piers take up less space, making them ideal for observatories.
Telescope piers are similar to tripods in that they hold your telescope mount in place, but they offer a several extra advantages. Piers are either bolted to the ground or have very low profile legs which gives extra clearance for mounts to swing equipment around. Some piers have adjustable heights, making it more comfortable to observe. Most importantly, Piers take up less space, making them ideal for observatories.