These handy Astro-Physics' trays will keep accessories close at hand during your observing sessions. The raised sides of these trays will keep small round objects from rolling off. In addition to serving as a storage shelf, the top tray will protect items in the bottom tray from dew.
Each tray spans 1/3 of your 8-inch pier, so you can construct a complete circular tray around the pier post with just three trays and three support bars. For the ultimate system, we suggest six trays and three support bars, two complete levels around the post. (For added versatility, you can mix these solid trays with the Eyepiece Accessory Trays with holes.)
Although you can use this tray for the 6-inch pier, it will not fit flush against the post. This does not affect its function, but you are limited to one support bar and two trays when using 8-inch trays with the 6-inch pier (one above the other).
These trays cannot be used with 24-inch Astro-Physics piers or with older 42-inch piers, because there is not enough clearance with the support struts. In order to use these trays with 42-inch piers, there must be 3 holes around the circumference about 8.5-inches from the top of the pier post. The support bars will be mounted in these holes. If you have an older 42-inch pier, you may need to modify your post.