Pier-Tech now produces a heavy-duty portable telescope pier that’s perfect for star parties and observatories alike. The Tri-Pier 2 ($2,500) is an electronically adjustable, anodized aluminum folding tripod pier that has a height range of 28 to 58 inches, for comfortable observing by both children and adults. The Tri-Pier 2 can lift more than 500 pounds (225 kilograms), reducing the chance of an accident by allowing you to load your heavy scope at a comfortable height before simply pushing a button to raise it to your preferred viewing position. Each unit comes with a 24-volt rechargeable battery, bull’s-eye bubble level, carry handle, and custom-machined mounting plate adaptable to any telescope mount.
Contact: Pier-Tech, 1261C Humbracht Cir., Bartlett, IL 60103; 630-841-6848; www.pier-tech.com
SkyandTelescope.com's New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to nps@SkyandTelescope.com. Not all announcements will be listed.