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Quote:The problem with an AP pier is that the cables interfere with the bottom of the newt.
Quote:Quote:The problem with an AP pier is that the cables interfere with the bottom of the newt. Not true for my setup. I've had it through all angles in the kitchen there to learn where the limits are. As long as the DEC is such that it doesn't hit the pier itself, it didn't come close to the cables.I'm sure mileage varies though based on DEC balance point and tube length.My 8" would hit the Atlas tripod legs at certain DEC settings.