Astro-Physics Portable Pier Highlights:
- The unique tension design of the AP Portable Piers combines rugged construction with light weight, while reducing flexure and annoying vibrations.
- Legs and tension rods attach to the post 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 of all AP Piers 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.
- 42" piers have 3 additional holes 8.5" from top for tray attachment (compensates for turnbuckle placement)
Advantages of Astro-Physics Portable Piers:
- The AP portable pier is lightweight, and breaks down into easily manageable pieces for easy transport & lifting.
- Very sturdy pier for its mass.
- AP Piers are typically in stock for immediate shipment.
- 62" height available as standard item.
- AP piers are less expensive than other brands.
- You can opt to add another pier post with a different height as a separate item to use with a different telescope.
- The longest component is the pier post, which is 8" shorter than the total assembled height, so it is easy to fit into your car.
Please Note: AP Piers may contain minor cosmetic flaws, i.e. slight indentations or irregular paint patterns, that do not affect their functionality or strength. The image shows a 48" high pier.