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For use with the Mach2GTO German Equatorial Mount as well as the Astro-Physics 400, 600 and 600E Series Mounts produced previously.
|The new Astro-Physics 6" Eagle Adjustable Folding Pier is a versatile work-of-art as well as a totally practical tool for the advanced imager. The one piece assembly sets up quickly in the field and allows adjustment of pier height, leveling of the mount, and eases the process of polar alignment.
The practical height range of the pier is 24" to 36". Adjustment is made by moving the center column tube up or down within the two inner ring assemblies and by moving the legs in toward the center. Adding the optional 8" extension piece that attaches to the top of the pier gives a total practical height of up to 44".
The 6" Eagle is a breeze to set up and adjust. The included carrying strap makes transport to and from your dark site easy.
|To set up or adjust, simply loosen the 3 Leg Adjustment Knobs to spread the legs apart or fold them in. Move the legs in and out from the 6" Eagle''''s'' center column to fine tune the pier''''s'' height and to level the assembly if the ground is uneven. Then, re-tighten the knobs. The 6" Eagle''''s'' feet articulate to adjust to the terrain.
To change the center column position, remove the 6 Pier Column Height Adjustment Knobs and simply slide the center column up or down to the desired position. Attachment points are in 4" increments. Re-insert the knobs, tighten and you''re done.
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