This Baader heavy pier is suitable for small and medium sized mounts, such as the 10Micron GM1000/GM2000 and Paramount MYT/MX , and where the maximum payload capacity (i.e. mount plus telescope and accessories) does not exceed 250kg. The mount is made of steel, welded together to make a conical-octagonal structure, and in such a way that its construction dampens vibrations. The pier features an inner tube for internal cabling (from pier base to near the top of the pier – see below) and a central hole for filling with quartz sand for further vibration dampening. An accessory shelf is also supplied for e.g. eyepieces or mount handset.
Pier showing internal cabling and accessory shelf with mount attached
The pier weighs approximately 100kg but the final weight depends on the length chosen. Options for the pier heights are 80/100/115/125/135/145/155/165 cm.