ATS 10" X 30" Portable Pier

ATS 10" X 30" Portable Pier
Item # ATS-10X30PORT
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  • This ATS 10" diameter portable pier is 30" tall. Folded length is 39".
  • Load capacity of 550 pounds.
  • Professional quality construction, each ATS pier is constructed from 6061 aluminum with stainless steel hardware.
  • A modest foot radius of 21" makes setting up almost anywhere easy.
  • No tools required for set up. Turnbuckle leg adjusters included.
  • Total weight of 34 pounds.
  • ATS 3 year product warranty.
  • Please be aware that this is a custom order item; it will be constructed by ATS when you order it, and it requires a non-refundable deposit be placed at time of order due to this. Thank you.


About the ATS 10" Diameter Portable Piers

Designed for strength and built for quality, those are the words that ATS stands by.  Advanced Telescope Systems builds professional quality piers for the amatuer astronomer.   Made to withstand the tests of time, every ATS portable pier is highly weather resistant designed to leave no raw aluminum exposed to the elements. Utilizing 100% stainless steel hardware, rust is eliminated.  Constructed entirely from 6061 aluminum and further protected with a beautiful powder coat finish your ATS pier will look as gorgeous as the day you bought it, years down the road. 

ATS's 10" pier bodies are made with 0.25" walls for the optimum strength and load capacity to overall weight ratio.  The portable peir's folding tripod legs are made from square aluminum tubing and are TIG welded at two points to the body of the pier for the ultimate in stability.   These folding legs collapse flat against the body of the pier and a center balance handle is included to make this pier ultra portable. 

With set up in the field in mind, ATS designed their portable piers to set up without tools.  Turnbuckle leg adjusters allow for easy adjustments for a level set up and hard rubber feet will offer a sure footing on uneven terrain. 

ATS also produces a wide range of adapters to fit Meade, Celestron, Losmandy, Software Bisque Paramount, AstroPhysics and Takahashi mounts or will custom make a plate to your specifications so that their piers can carry nearly any mount on the market.

Additional ATS Pier Options

Poly Coat:

ATS offers a clear polyurethane overcoat for all of their piers at the additional cost of $100.  While this clear coat is certainly not required it does offer added protection against the elements, particularly fading due to UV exposure. If your pier will be exposed to the elements for long periods of time, if you live in an area with extreme weather or if your pier will be dedicated to solar observing and imaging this clear coat is highly recommended. 

Pier Colors:

If glossy white isn't your thing, ATS will powder coat your pier in a variety of stock colors or in any custom color of powder coating you would like.  

ATS Standard Colors:

  • Astro-Physics Creme: The off-white color match used on their quality mounts.
  • Gloss Black: Slick, clean, and ultra-dark.
  • Graphite Grey: Contrast compromise, offered in smooth or textured.

ATS Alternative Colors:

  • Silver Flake: A fantastic metallic, that shines in the sun with a lightly-glittered look. This choice requires a clear overcoat ($100).
  • Meade Blue: The dark blue color match to their LX series telescopes.
  • Tinfoil Silver: The shade of gray that matches the Mathis mounts. This choice requires a custom color charge ($100).

*About ordering custom color powder coat. * Custom requests will add several weeks to the completion of a mount and is an additional charge of $100, as powder does need to be ordered ahead of production start to ensure the color arrives in time to be applied to the raw pier. ATS can order any exisiting color of powder coat which comes in a rainbowed variety of hues.  Our internet sales staff will be in contact with you if you choose custom color.  Please have a swatch or link to the color requested available.   Depending on the color and finish of the powder coat you choose, an additional $100 may be charged for the clear Poly Coat. 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer ATS
Type Pier/Tripod Combo
Pier Type Portable
Warranty 3 Year Warranty
Pier Height 30"
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 0
Weight of Counterweights N/A
Mount Special Features Tilting Feet
Pier Diameter 10"
Included Items

Included Items

  • 30" ATS Portable Pier
  • Folding Tripod Legs
  • Hard-Rubber Feet
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