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Re: Pier designs ?


Aug 13, 2003

 


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#16567 Aug 13, 2003

I am going to be building my obsevatory soon and am thinking I

would like to mount my G-11 on a pier. Looking for input, feedback,

and ideas on this. What has been your experience with a pier vs.

tripod? I would like to hear any suggestions you might have in

regard to pier designs and installation, etc.. Right now I have a

9.25

Celestron on it. Hope to go to an 11 inch in the not to distant

future.



Thanks, Lonnie



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#16575 Aug 13, 2003

I put my G-11 on a pier at my desert observatory (ARGO). It is clearly more

stable than a tripod. If you have a chance to put in a pier, do it. My local

welding shop had no problem creating the pier once I showed them how the

mount was supposed to fit. They even put on the ears for the Gemini control

panel. It is 6 feet long with a flat plate at the bottom and some rebar

sticking out about 1 foot from the base. The pier sits 2 feet deep in a

concrete base that weighs about 1200 pounds, so is plenty sturdy. The

welding company charged me $225 for the pier.



Tom Carrico

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> I am going to be building my obsevatory soon and am thinking I

> would like to mount my G-11 on a pier. Looking for input, feedback,

> and ideas on this. What has been your experience with a pier vs.

> tripod? I would like to hear any suggestions you might have in

> regard to pier designs and installation, etc.. Right now I have a

> 9.25

> Celestron on it. Hope to go to an 11 inch in the not to distant

> future.

>

> Thanks, Lonnie

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