I am now ready to select and purchase a fixed pier for my back yard. It will be attached to a concrete base (about 4 foot deep x 12" diam) with J anchor bolts.
My setup is an Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G mount and Celestron 8"Edge HD scope.
I have been looking at the PrimaLuceLab for the EQ6 and it looks like it comes with a combination top plate and adapter. It looks as though you connect the mount to the red top plate and then lower the top plate into the top of the pier. Does anyone have any experience with this pier?
SkyShed also makes piers and since my longer term plan is to purchase a SkyShedPod, this is also an option but I would have to purchase the pier and also the adapter plate.
Dan's Pier Top Plates makes some nice looking top plates and adapters but I would have to find a pier to connect them to.
Does anyone have any experience with purchasing a fixed pier (steel or aluminum) and top plate/adapter and has suggestions on what worked best for you?
Thanks, Lloyd Linnell