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Advanced Telescope Systems - 10" Portable Pier - 48" Height

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Product Description

Advanced Telescope Systems portable telescope piers meet the exacting requirement of a rigid base for your observing platform while being very portable, extremely solid, easily leveled and impervious to all weather.

  • The portable telescope pier contains no parts which will rust when exposed to weather. All machined parts are constructed of high quality 6061 aluminum and powder paint treated for a durable and attractive finish.
  • All bolts and screws are stainless steel.
  • The telescope pier tube assembly is secured on both ends with aluminum plates to eliminate vibration effects. The primary leg attachment blocks are welded firmly to the pier tube for improved stability.
  • Piers of 8" OD are made with 0.125 inch wall (thickness) aluminum tubing. Piers of 10" and 12" OD are made with 0.25 inch wall tubing. Piers of 8" OD can be made with 0.25 inch wall tubing for an additional $200 charge.
  • Pier legs are constructed of square tubing and are TIG welded together for improved strength and rigidity. Fold down legs provide for easy transport to remote locations. No tools are required for set-up. Foot pads are available in aluminum or hard rubber, per customer request.
  • Turnbuckle adjusters between the pier base and legs provide for precise leveling adjustments on uneven terrain.
  • Telescope pier adapters are rigidly constructed to insure a solid connection in the critical junction between pier tube top and mount. Available adapters include Meade, Celestron, Losmandy, Paramount, Astro-Physics, Takahashi and other mount manufacturers. Custom adapters available. Pier adapters are not included in the pier pricing.
  • Weight of the portable telescope pier ranges between 30 and 70 pounds depending on the pier diameter and height. All telescope piers come standard with a balanced carrying handle to facilitate easy carrying.
  • Custom pier heights are available upon request.
  • For added weather protection, a clear polyurethane coating is available for an additional $100 per pier.



1100GTO Mounts

You will need to order the Flat Surface Adapter with Flat Pier Plate for 1100GTO (119FSA-FP) made by Astro-Physics. The bottom portion of this part is made to fit directly into the ATS piers (1/8" wall thickness) without modification as per specifications provided by ATS.

* If you choose the 8" pier with 1/4" wall thickness, then ATS modification is required. Regardless of the wall thickness, the 119FSA-FP is sent to ATS to confirm fitting and will ship to you with the pier.


900 Mounts - all versions

The Pier Adapter for the 900GTO mount (part # 900RPA or 900SPA) must be modified to fit into the ATS pier. There are additional charges by ATS for this modification. If you order the ATS pier prior to completion of your mount, we will ship the mount base plate/pier adapter to ATS. If you already own the mount, you can send your original mount base plate (pier adapter) directly to ATS or purchase an extra one from ATS.


Name Advanced Telescope Systems - 10" Portable Pier - 48" Height
Manufacturer Advanced Telescope Systems
Model ATS-10X48
Payload Capacity 550 pounds

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