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The 12-Inch X 48-Inch Portable Pier by ATS:
Designed for strength and built for quality, those are the words that ATS stands by. Advanced Telescope Systems builds professional quality piers for the amateur astronomer. Made to withstand the tests of time, every ATS portable pier is highly weather resistant designed to leave no raw aluminum exposed to the elements. Utilizing 100-percent stainless steel hardware, rust is eliminated. Constructed entirely from 6061 aluminum and further protected with a beautiful powder coat finish your ATS pier will look as gorgeous as the day you bought it, years down the road.
ATS's 10-inch pier bodies are made with 0.25-inch walls for the optimum strength and load capacity to overall weight ratio. The portable pier's folding tripod legs are made from square aluminum tubing and are TIG welded at two points to the body of the pier for the ultimate in stability. These folding legs collapse flat against the body of the pier and a center balance handle is included to make this pier ultra portable.
With set up in the field in mind, ATS designed their portable piers to set up without tools. Turnbuckle leg adjusters allow for easy adjustments for a level set up and hard rubber feet will offer a sure footing on uneven terrain.
ATS also produces a wide range of adapters to fit Meade, Celestron, Losmandy, Software Bisque Paramount, AstroPhysics and Takahashi mounts or will custom make a plate to your specifications so that their piers can carry nearly any mount on the market.
Additional ATS Pier Options
Poly Coat: ATS offers a clear polyurethane overcoat for all of their piers at the additional cost of $100. While this clear coat is certainly not required it does offer added protection against the elements, particularly fading due to UV exposure. If your pier will be exposed to the elements for long periods of time, if you live in an area with extreme weather or if your pier will be dedicated to solar observing and imaging this clear coat is highly recommended.
Pier Colors: If glossy white isn't your thing, ATS will powder coat your pier in a variety of stock colors or in any custom color of powder coating you would like.
ATS Standard Colors:
- Astro-Physics Creme: The off-white color match used on their quality mounts.
- Gloss Black: Slick, clean, and ultra-dark.
- Graphite Grey: Contrast compromise, offered in smooth or textured.
ATS Alternative Colors:
- Silver Flake: A fantastic metallic, that shines in the sun with a lightly-glittered look. This choice requires a clear overcoat ($100).
- Meade Blue: The dark blue color match to their LX series telescopes.
- Tinfoil Silver: The shade of gray that matches the Mathis mounts. This choice requires a custom color charge ($100).
*About ordering custom color powder coat. * Custom requests will add several weeks to the completion of a mount and is an additional charge of $100, as powder does need to be ordered ahead of production start to ensure the color arrives in time to be applied to the raw pier. ATS can order any existing color of powder coat which comes in a rainbow variety of hues. Our internet sales staff will be in contact with you if you choose custom color. Please have a swatch or link to the color requested available. Depending on the color and finish of the powder coat you choose, an additional $100 may be charged for the clear Poly Coat.