I am looking to do pier for an observatory but need to have it work with my alt/az DiscMount-4 (4 inch mount) and Stellarvue 115mm refractor. So clearance with the pier could be an issue if I have anything bigger than a 6" concrete pier. So I was thinking...
Could I make hybrid concrete pier + the pier section of my Stellarvue TSL5 tripod. The TSL5 pier section is around 26" tall and has 3 evenly spaced 3/8-16 holes and one centered 3/8-16 hole. I thought I could mount the TSL5 pier (removing the legs) to a leveling plate solution (like Dan's plates) atop a shorter concrete pier of maybe 8" or 12" inches in diameter.
Anyone think this would be work well for visual viewing?
Feedback is really appreciated - and if you have done something vaguely similar - a picture would be awesome.