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Astro-Physics Portable Pier - 8" Diameter, 48" High


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  • 8-Inch Diameter by 48-Inch High Pier for 800, 900 and 1100 Mounts: 


    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.

  • specifications

    Pier TypePortable
    WarrantyLimited Warranty

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