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Permanent Pier
Permanent Pier
Mount not included.

Price: $528.00

Availability: Usually ship in 2 business days
Product Code: 8038

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The iOptron permanent piers constructed from aluminum alloy and 5mm thick wall tubing. The thicker wall ensures reduced vibration and increased system stability. Four 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 is 900mm in height, with a CEM120 mounting plate. The pier can be used for the following mounts, directly or with an adapter*:
  • CEM120
  • CEM70
  • CEM60
  • iEQ45 Pro/iEQ45
  • AZ Mount Pro/MiniTower/MiniTower Pro (need Star Knobs with Center Post 8340-PIER)
  • Paramount MyT (no adapter needed)
  • Astro-Physics 400/600E/Mach1GOTO (need Tri-Pier adapter 8036-AP)

* Due to larger plate size, telescope may hit pier for a mount other than CEM120.
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

Tri-Pier Adapter
Price: $138.00
Tri-Pier Adapter

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 iOptron Pier September 15, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Spingler from Reno, NV United States  
Was very satisfied with the fit and finish of the pier. I agree with others who stated that the pier should have been designed to used 1/2 inch mounting bolts. I had the holes drilled out to use 1/2 bolts. This is the largest bolt size that can be used. iOptron did not build the base large enough so that any size bolts larger than 1/2 inch will work.

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5 of 5 Ioptron Pier June 11, 2019
Reviewer: Christopher Thompson from Runnemede, NJ United States  
Just bought this pier.  Havent installed yet but came quick from ioptron.  Made beautifully.  Red accents on bottom is. Ice touch.  My CEM60 bolted right too it.  Gonna mount my 8"RASA and guide package on it.

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4 of 5 Well made. solid October 29, 2018
Reviewer: Jeff Purcell (astro_1 on CN) from Omaha, NE United States  
I got the 900mm(35") version. Directly mounted to my concrete patio using anchor bolts.
It is well made, solid, smooth finish and just looks good.
I would have given 5 stars but agree that the base plate & supports could be a little larger and use 1/2" holes.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Generally good July 14, 2018
Reviewer: Jeff Willson from Winlock, WA United States  
Still installing it, but have discovered the base plate bolt holes are 12mm so 1/2” threaded rods will not fit. Would it have killed them to use 1/2”? The next option for me is 3/8” rods and I wonder if that will be strong enough.

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