Astro-Physics Portable Pier - 10" Diameter, 48" High

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Astro-Physics Portable Pier - 10" Diameter, 48" High
Item # AP-10X48P
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  • This Astro-Physics Portable Pier has a diameter of 10" and a height of 48". It works great with the AP 1200 & 1600 mount.
  • Astro-Physics Portable Piers have posts constructed of aluminum tubing, bases of thick-walled aluminum, and legs of steel.
  • Stainless steel turnbuckles on the AP Portable Pier allow you to make tweaks, whether you are leveling or polar aligning.
  • Field assembly can be accomplished quickly, as legs and tension rods attach without hardware.
  • Heaviest component is 18 lbs., total assembled weight is 58 lbs.


Astro-Physics Portable Pier Highlights…

  • The unique tension design of the AP Portable Piers combines rugged construction with light weight, while reducing flexure and annoying vibrations.
  • Legs and tension rods attach to the post without hardware, allowing field assembly in minutes.
  • Stainless steel turnbuckles allow you to make fine adjustments for polar alignment or minor leveling.
  • The center posts of all AP Piers are constructed of aluminum tubing, the base construction is thick-wall aluminum and the legs are steel for strength.
  • Aluminum and steel parts are powder-coated in a black wrinkle finish.
  • 42" piers have 3 additional holes 8.5" from top for tray attachment (compensates for turnbuckle placement)

Advantages of Astro-Physics Portable Piers…

  • The AP portable pier is lightweight, and breaks down into easily manageable pieces for easy transport & lifting.
  • Very sturdy pier for its mass.
  • AP Piers are typically in stock for immediate shipment.
  • 62" height available as standard item.
  • AP piers are less expensive than other brands.
  • You can opt to add another pier post with a different height as a separate item to use with a different telescope.
  • The longest component is the pier post, which is 8" shorter than the total assembled height, so it is easy to fit into your car.

Please Note: AP Piers may contain minor cosmetic flaws, i.e. slight indentations or irregular paint patterns, that do not affect their functionality or strength.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Astro-Physics
Type Pier
Pier Type Portable
Warranty Limited Warranty
Pier Height 48"
# of Counterweights Included 0
Pier Diameter 10"
Included Items

Included Items

  • 10" x 48" Post
  • Pier Base
  • Three Legs
  • Three Struts
  • Hooks
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