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iOptron Mini Pier

£118.00
  (3 Reviews)
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About this product

Model:  iop_mini_pier_8032
Part Number:  8032

iOptron® MiniPier is designed for iOptron GOTO mounts to provide 8" extra telescope height.

Fits on various iOptron tripods/piers.

Can also be used with other tripods & piers, with a little DIY...  

The MiniPier fits these iOptron tripod/pier

  • LiteRoc Tripod for AZ Mount Pro, CEM60/70
  • MiniTower 1.5" Tripod
  • MiniTower 2" Tripod
  • AZ Mount Pro Tripod
  • iEQ45/CEM60 Tripod
  • 48-inch Pier (#8030) and 42-inch Pier (#8033)
  • Tri-Pier (#8034)
  • DO NOT fit on iEQ30 Tripod

The following mounts can be mounted onto the MiniPier: 

  • CEM70
  • CEM60
  • CEM40/GEM45 (won't fit on CEM40/GEM45 tripod, may limit low latitude application)
  • HAE43/HEM44 (may limit low latitude application)
  • 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
  • Other mount with #8036 adapter

(*Not all accessories shown here are included. Contact us if you are not sure what else you may need) 

Specifications

Pier Diameter Ø5.7" (Ø144 mm) with 150mm top plate
Height 8" (200 mm)

Downloads / Manuals

Manual

Assembly Instruction 
Pier Top Plate Drawing

Customer reviews

Average Rating (3 Reviews):  
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iOptron Mini Pier
17 March 2024  | 

An excellent pier to heighten the tripod, especially if you are considering using a refractor telescope. The only problem I faced with the mini pier was the adjusting, leveling screws, fitting into the pier. The threads on the pier was so tight that I had to brush out dust and some paint to make them fit. They still are tight, but workable with a little drop of oil. Reason for 4 stars.


Rating (max 5):  
FLO excellent, mini pier not so great
14 November 2023  | 

Bought this for my CEM40 mount, and not long after first use, I notice a bit of wobble in the scope & mount head. Tracked it down to the relatively lightweight fixings holding the top plate to the cylindrical pier tube. I think this is an iOptron design issue, as I had the same problem with the pier-top on the CEM70 tripod. Anyway, it can be remediated if you use a tap to cut the 3 fixing bolt & threads out to a larger diameter bolt which are better suited to the job. I see iOptron have now released a different pier-head design for several of their mounts. I'd avoid this and go for those if the reviews are good.
Note: FLO were happy to swap out the pier, but I figured a replacement would have the same issue, so opted for fixing it myself.


Rating (max 5):  
Beautifully manufactured
13 March 2023  | 

Superb addition to the AZ Mount Pro, wonderful quality

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