Advanced Telescope Systems, Inc., Telescope Pier Manufacturer
 

Manufacturing Quality
Portable & Permanent Telescope Piers

 

Designed For Strength Built With Quality

     

Permanent & Portable Telescope Pier Adapters

 

Pier Diameter
8"
10"
12"
Losmandy (GM-8 & G-11) (includes MA adapter)
$300
$350
N/A
Losmandy (Titan) (includes MAL adapter)
$450
$550
N/A
Meade LX200 and LX600 and Other Models (photo)
$250
N/A
N/A
Meade LX850
N/A
$350
N/A
Astro-Physics 900 - standard (machining included)
$185
N/A
N/A
Astro-Physics 900 - rotating (machining included)
$375
N/A
N/A
Astro-Physics 1100 (FSA Adapter Included)
$265
N/A
N/A
Astro-Physics 1200 - rotating (machining included)
N/A
$410
N/A
Astro-Physics 1600 (FSA adapter included)
N/A
$350
N/A
Astro-Physics 3600GTO (FSA adapter included) (photo)
N/A
N/A
$650
Paramount MX (ATS Adapter)
$275
N/A
N/A
Paramount ME (ATS Adapter)
N/A
$300
N/A
Takahashi NJP (photo)
$275
$300
N/A
Takahashi EM-200 (photo)
$425
$450
N/A
Takahashi EM-400 (photo)
$475
$500
N/A
Celestron CGE and CGE Pro

$300

$325
N/A
Flat Surface (includes bolt pattern of choice)
$250
$275
$300

Other drop-shipped adapters require a $50 machining and mounting fee.


Addition of the pier adapter will increase the height of the pier by approximately ½" except for Losmandy adapters which add 3". Custom pier adapters are available at additional cost depending on the machining, and require a special quote. All prices are in US Dollars.


Permanent Telescope Pier Mounting Adapter Plates


The pier tube assembly is closed on top with an aluminum adapter plate. This plate serves the purposes of providing a rigid connection to the equatorial head assembly and stabilizing the top of the pier tube from flexure.

Standard center bolt connections of 3/8" to 3/4" bolt size are available starting at $225.00. The adapter plate comes with a custom machined nut for easy assembly. Many manufacturers, including Meade, incorporate this central threaded rod type for equatorial wedge connectors.

Custom made adapter plates can be manufactured to fit any equatorial head attachment design, provided the configuration allows for bolting to the inside or outside of the tube assembly. Custom adapter plates are available at an additional charge depending upon the machining required.

Adapter plates purchased from other manufacturers can be modified to fit all portable piers and permanent piers for a minimal charge. Standard mounting adapters are available from ATS for Losmandy, Meade, Paramount and Astro-Physics mountings. Adapter plates from other manufacturers can be ordered by the individual and drop shipped to ATS or ordered through Advanced Telescope Systems.

Several different types of adapter plates can be used on the same portable pier allowing versatility of equatorial head or guidance assemblies. If multiple adapter plates are required, the cost of each will be reduced if the multiple adapter plates are ordered as part of the original pier order.


Portable Telescope Pier Mounting Adapter Plates


The pier tube assembly is closed on top with an aluminum adapter plate. This plate serves the purposes of providing a rigid connection to the equatorial head assembly and stabilizing the top of the pier tube from flexure. See Mounting Recommendations.

Standard center bolt connections of 3/8" to 3/4" are available starting at $225.00. The adapter plate comes with a custom machined nut for easy assembly. Many manufacturers, including Meade and Celestron, incorporate this central threaded rod type of equatorial head and wedge connector.

Custom made adapter plates can be manufactured to fit any equatorial head attachment design, provided the configuration allows for bolting to the inside or outside of the tube assembly. Custom adapter plates are available at an additional charge depending upon the machining required.

Adapter plates purchased from other manufacturers can be modified to fit all portable piers and permanent piers for a minimal charge. Adapter plates from other manufacturers can be ordered by the individual and drop shipped to ATS or ordered through Advanced Telescope Systems.

Several different types of adapter plates can be used on the same portable pier allowing versatility of equatorial head or guidance assemblies. If multiple adapter plates are required, the cost of each will be reduced if the multiple adapter plates are ordered with the original pier order.

Available adapters plates include Meade, Celestron, Paramount, Losmandy, Astro-Physics, and Takahashi. Standard center bolt and custom configurations are available upon request.




Advanced Telescope Systems, Inc.
Manufacturer of Quality Telescope Piers

Designed For Strength Built With Quality


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