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Advanced Telescope Systems permanent piers meet the exacting requirements of a solid, permanent base for your observing platform while being fully adjustable for precision north polar alignment.
This is for a 10 x 48-Inch Permanent Pier by ATS:
The pier contains no parts which will deteriorate when exposed to weather. It has all machined parts are constructed of high quality 6061 aluminum and powder paint treated for a durable and attractive finish. All bolts and screws are made of stainless steel. The pier tube is constructed from 0.250-inch thick wall tubing for all sizes. The Thicker wall insures reduced vibration and increased stability in the tube assembly. The base plate is 1-inch thick aluminum with three (3) slotted holes for securing the pier to the mounting bolts. The base plate is Heliarc welded to the upright tube to a rigid connection to the tube assembly. Three aluminum side struts are welded between the pier tube and the base plate to eliminate side flexure of the tube assembly under heavy or off-center loads. The pier assembly is attached using three 3/4-inch stainless bolts, provided by ATS with pier purchase. A wooden bolt pattern is provided to facilitate correct bolt alignment to the pier base and improve north polar positioning of the installed pier.
Custom pier heights are available to insure correct positioning of the eyepiece to the customer's exact requirements. Custom pier height orders are available as special orders. Pier adapters are machined from aluminum plate and are designed to provide a rigid connection in the critical junction between the pier and equatorial assembly. Available adapters include Meade, Celestron, Losmandy, Paramount, Astro-Physics and other mount manufacturers.
Custom adapters are available upon request.
Pier adapters are not included in the pier pricing.
Clear overcoating is recommended on all permanent piers.
Customer's Suggestion: Filling the permanent pier with a material to reduce vibration is a good idea. I have found that the 'rubber mulch' (Primarily shredded car tires) serves as an excellent fill material. Purchased from Home Depot for $6 per bag. Takes approximately six bags for a 10-inch by 42-inch pier. Customer said: "... the result is a satisfying thud when you tap on the tube ..."
Clear polyurethane overcoating is strongly recommended on all permanent piers, as an added protectant against weather. This is offered for an additional cost of $100 per pier.
We are happy to pre-ship our permanent pier L-bolts and installation template for an added cost of $50 to domestic customers.
Pre-shipment allows customers to prepare and ready the installation base (concrete) while the pier is being completed. If pre-shipping is not chosen, these L-bolts and installation template will be shipped along with the completed pier at no additional cost.
Total pier height is calculated from the bottom of the base plate to the top of the pier.
Pier heights above 54-inches are available by custom order. 12-inch permanent piers are available as special orders.
Prices do not include shipping, handling, or any applicable taxes.