42 inch Portable Pier for iOptron iEQ CEM & Minitower mounts
A quality 42" portable pier, intended for a range of iOptron mounts, which folds up into a tube for transport in the field.
The iOptron 42" pier #8033 is compatible with the following iOptron mounts:
- iEQ45 & iEQ45-AZ
- MiniTower Pro
- MIniTower v2
Why a pier? Piers provide a little more clearance around the mount than tripods, allowing you to get closer to the telescope. There is less chance of long scopes hitting the central column than a tripod leg. They are therefore preferred by some imagers and visual observers. Piers do require a more level, firm surface than tripods, such as paving or concrete to work best. This is because they have less adjustabilty range when it comes to levelling than tripod legs do. For use on soft surfaces such as an uneven field, simply place 3 paving slabs under the pier feet. Unlike some cheap and unstable field piers on the market, the iOptron piers have 3x stainless steel tensioning rods which make them extremely rigid when tightened up. They detach fit back into the pier body for transport with the 3x pier legs.
iOptron 42" pier specifications:
Aluminum alloy pier with 3x steel legs.
3x Stainless steel adjustable tensioning rods.
Pier diameter: 5.7” (144mm)
Pier height: 34”
Standing height: 42”
Leg length: 22.5” (570mm)
Net weight: 23 lbs (11.3 kg)
Payload: 132 lbs (60 kg)
To find out more about astro photography with iOptron products such as the CEM60, Sky Guider, ZEQ25, iEQ30 and iEQ45 mounts, we suggest joining the existing iOptron Imaging Yahoo User Group: Click to join the iOptron Imaging User Group
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