iOptron Mini Pier

$138.00

Availability: In stock

iOptron® MiniPier is designed for iOptron GOTO mounts to provide 8" extra telescope height. The MiniPier fits on various iOptron tripods/piers, as well other brands tripods with some DIY. 

Our Product #: 8032
iOptron Product #: 8032
 

Product Description

iOptron® MiniPier is designed for iOptron GOTO mounts to provide 8" extra telescope height. The MiniPier fits on various iOptron tripods/piers, as well other brand tripod with some DIY.

The MiniPier fits these iOptron tripod/pier
MiniTower 1.5" Tripod (#8321ACC)
MiniTower 2" Tripod (#8121ACC)
iEQ45/CEM60 Tripod (#8021ACC)
48-inch Pier (#8030) and 42-inch Pier (#8033)
Tri-Pier (#8034)
DOES NOT fit on iEQ30 Tripod

The following mounts can be mounted onto the MiniPier:
CEM60
iEQ45/iEQ45 Pro
iEQ30/iEQ30 Pro (won't fit on iEQ30 tripod, may limit low latitude application)
AZ Mount Pro/MiniTower/MiniTower II/MiniTower Pro

Pier Diameter: Ø5.7" (Ø144 mm) with 150mm top plate

Height: 8" (200 mm)

Tech Details

Reviews

Review by:
I bought the mini-pier to adapt my CEM60 onto my standard 2" Synta tripod. It fits perfectly well with no need to modify anything on the mini-pier itself, and is probably just fine for this purpose as-is using the existing M10 center threaded rod. For added rigidity I added an adapter plate, which gives the base a few more points to fasten.

Cons:
1. Walls of the mini-pier are surprisingly thin. The benefit is that it's lighter, but the twist-on bolts don't have much to grab onto from the outside, and without perfect alignment of the outer and inner holes near the base, I'd imaging that it's only a matter of time before the holes become stripped or cross threaded. Not a problem now, and can be easily widened for thicker fasteners in the future if/when needed. The simple solution is to simply leave the mini-pier attached once installed. (Posted on 9/30/2019)
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