iOptron CEM40/GEM45 Mini Pier
iOptron CEM40/GEM45 Mini PieriOptron CEM40/GEM45 Mini PieriOptron CEM40/GEM45 Mini Pier

iOptron CEM40/GEM45 Mini Pier

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About this product

Model:  iop_cem40_gem45_mini_pier
Part Number:  8031

Mini pier extension for iOptron CEM40 and GEM45 mounts (also fits IEQ-30).

Perfect for adding distance between your scope and tripod. 

Fits on an iEQ30/CEM40/CEM45 tripod and Tri-Pier. (To use with iEQ30/iEQ30 Pro mount, a short Alignment peg is needed). 

Note: It does not fit on an iEQ45/CEM60 or MiniTower/AZ mount Pro tripod.


Height: 6"
Diameter: 4.8" (120 mm) 
Weight: 0.57kg / 1lb 4oz
Material: Die-cast and machined metal

Customer reviews

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used for extra clearance
08 February 2022  | 

I think the intended purpose of this is to prevent your camera/scope from hitting the legs, but I found it useful to get just a little extra clearance over the trees and roof of my house!

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Extra height and helpful for cable management
05 November 2020  | 

I have a static pier with an adapter plate and it did not have a central post or azimuth peg so I decided to buy the Ioptron mini pier. It solved the problem and also my setup has benefited from the extra height and I have been able to tie cables to the mini pier and feed them up through my Ioptron CEM40 mount so everything is very neat. Very pleased with the purchase and would not hesitate to recommend it to someone with similar needs.

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Handy if you need a bit more height
09 July 2020  | 

Iím using a Nikon Z6 on a CEM40 and the extra few inches this provides is really helpful when checking out images of stars close to directly overhead, or when calibrating my goto. It attached easily to the 2in tripod that came with my CEM40. Ioptron told me I can also use it on their tri-pier (not the 360 though). If you are doing a lot of visual observing standing up it will be hugely useful. If you are doing pure astro photography with your camera viewed and controlled via a camera itís probably not helpful unless those extra inches helps you see past an obstruction. Mine came with two bolts and an alignment peg and was fitted in 2min.


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