A low pier for Newtonian telescopes
If you observe with a Newtonian telescope the eyepiece often ends up very high over the ground. To avoid climbing on ladders we now offer a Low Pier add-on for the standard folding pier. The low pier is 300mm lower than the standard Pier.
Installation of the Low Pier
The Low Pier uses the three base legs from the Folding Pier. Three shorter tension rods are easily installed on the legs and allow for fixing the shorter low pier tube. Note that the legs will not store inside the Pier tube with the shorter tension rods mounted.
Note that the Standard Pier legs are not part of the Low Pier add-on.
Extremely compact and easy to transport.
The Folding Pier comes in one single compact transport bag. It will fit in the trunk of even the smallest cars. When folded down the pier is completely smooth with no protruding parts and can be transported in the soft bag without any risk of damage to the Pier or surroundings. With a weight of only 11kg, the Pier is easy to bring to the darkest places.
Fast setup and great stability
It takes only a few seconds to unfold the legs and mount the pier tube. The three support rods are easy to tighten and secure a very stable pier. With the Panther mount head, there is no need for levelling the pier making the setup even faster.
Fast adapter for Mount Head
To attach the TTS-160 Mount head to the Low folding pier you need a Pier adapter. This adapter attaches the mount head to the pier with a flick of a finger.