Pier-Tech 2 is a patented (US Patent#7,048,238)
electro-mechanical telescope pier. It is designed for the
observer who wishes to raise and lower the pier by a push of
a button. The PT2 has many applications, such as allowing
observers of different standing height to look comfortably
thru the eyepiece. Another application is for observers who
have multiple telescopes, such as refractors and cassigrains.
New and Improved
stability and polar alignment!
Now includes a
Rechargeable Battery Controller.
In the event of a
power loss, the pier can still be lowered or raised!
The PT2 allows use of only one pier, since you could raise
or lower the pier when switching between different styles of
telescopes. When looking high near the zenith, you don't need to
strain your back by crouching down to look thru the
eyepiece, just simply push the button on the hand pendant to
raise the eyepiece to your eye, while still keeping the
telescope level and polar aligned GUARANTEED!. Best of all,
target stays in the field of view!!!!
observatory applications, use the PT2 or PT3 to raise the telescope
above the observatory wall, to view astronomical objects near the
It can also be controlled via your personal computer or controlling
server, with the addition of our Auto-Pier software and hardware.
To operate the Pier-Tech 2, just plug it into a standard 120V
outlet, push the up or down button on the supplied hand held pendant
to raise or lower the pier. (Don't have power in your observatory?
You can also operate it thru an inverter. The pier has 20 inches of
precision vertical adjustment keeping your telescope polar aligned
and level. Guaranteed or your money back!.
Compare the PT2 Price to Fixed Height Pier prices, and you will
notice that it is a good value for the price.
For larger telescope setups, with larger mounts, We recommend the
Features of the
Pier-Tech 2 Telescope Pier
Supplied with 120Volt controller
just plug into standard wall outlet.
Stays level and polar aligned at
Can be made portable with optional
leg and castor attachment.
215 pound lift capacity.
Minimum pier height is 30 1/2
inches- 31 1/2 inches, Maximum pier height is 50 1/2 inches- 51 1/2
inches, (all dimensions are +/- 1/2 inches)
Aluminum and powder coated steel
construction for corrosion resistance.
Flat, top pier plate is included in
price. There will be an additional charge for adapting to mounts
that do not attach to a flat top plate. Contact Pier-Tech for
Great for roll-off roof
Ergonomic and handicapped
Great for viewers of different
standing heights such as children
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