Tri-pod or pier
Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:16 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:26 PM
By that, i mean a pier with adequate diameter (in this case i would suggest 1' dia), and a good strong, deep, wide base.
The fact that you are considering a pier, suggests that this is going to be a "fixed" location.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:48 PM
But if you have a permanent place, do a 12" concrete pier.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:07 PM
I've never tried a portable pier; but it seems like it wouldn't be as stable as a tripod. And with a tripod, you can also use a scope buggy!
And don't forget the vibration suppression pads for the tripod legs. Those even worked on my 14" w/wedge and all - right about 250lb of weight, and I could still tell the difference with the pads! (That much weight ended up mushing them down pretty good, though.)