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iOptron Mini Pier

SKU : IO-8032

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  • Upgrade for iOptron mounts that adds 8-inches of height
  • Widely compatible with iOptron mounts
  • Compact, portable, and sturdy
  • Diameter: 6-inch

Note: If you are going to use this MiniPier with the iOptron AZ Mount Pro (8900) you will need to use the original star knob set you received with the AZMP Pro tripod.  If you no longer have this star knob set, it may be purchased with SKU# IO-8340. If you also need the center pole see SKU#IO-8340-PIER. (See the Recommended Products cards below on this page.)


Product Details

  • The iOptron MiniPier is designed for iOptron GoTo mounts, which includes CEM60, iEQ45, iEQ30*, MiniTower, MiniTower II, and MiniTower Pro mount. It can be used with a MiniTower, MiniTower Pro, or iEQ45 tripod. iOptron's mini-pier provides an additional 8-inch of telescope height between your mount and your telescope.


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  • included items

    • 1x MiniPier Body
    • 1x iEQ45 center stud and alignment peg
    • 2x M8 hex head screws for iEQ tripod mounting
    • 1x M12 Center Bolt with turning lever for MiniTower/MiniTower Pro mounting
    • 3x M10 hex head screws for MiniTower tripod mounting
    • 1X iEQ30 alignment peg and 2X mounting screws (optional, for those who do not have a iEQ30 tripod)


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George K.
United States United States

No more leg interference

When shooting near zenith my camera would hit the legs on my Tri-pier. With the additional 8" of height that is no longer an issue. I don't even stick around for meridian flips "just to be sure" anymore.

OPT Telescopes iOptron Mini Pier Review
United States United States

I'm taller now.

Taller, Yep! I bought this for my CEM70 mount but after receiving it I bought another. Now I have one under each foot. Now people look up to me. Smile.

Steven M.
United States United States

Mini pier - does the job with a little help

The min pier has one weakness: the three puny screws holding the top plate in. These screws will always wiggle loose in a short period of time. The solution is to throw the screws into the trash and use larger ones. I went with 1/4 inch x 20 screw threads. It just took a few minutes to drill and tap fresh holes where the old ones used to be. Voids the "warranty"? I don't care. A static piece like this either works or it doesn't and "as delivered" it wasn't getting the job done. Works like a champ now. Holds everything rigidly and doesn't loosen up with use. If you get one, be sure to do the mod...

United States United States

Perfect extension for my tripod

Installed easily on my existing tripod. Pier extension will prevent scope and gear from hitting tripod when pointing at zenith.

David H.
United States United States

Excellent pier top

It took a while to get this as it was on back order for a couple of months but it worked out perfectly for what I needed. I built a permanent pier in my back yard and used this as the top allowing my CEM-60 to fit perfectly.

United States United States

As advertised

Everything was as advertised. I did need to go out and find an online manual but not unusual.