I currently rent and can't build anything, but I'm always planning what I will do when I own my own property. I'm thinking that when I build an observatory I am going to go pierless since I like to swap scopes out quite a bit and I find that my tripod is quite sturdy as it is. The thought is that I'll pour a concrete pad that I'll just use like that for a while, then build a roll off roof observatory on top of that later. Of course, I could easily change my mind before that ever happens, but what I really want to see are your versions of this! Who has a pierless observatory? And if so, why? Pics please!