This adapter is necessary to attach an Astro-Physics 400, 600E or Mach2GTO mount to a tripod or pier. Please also note that the Astro-Physics 6" Portable Piers do not need this adapter. The Tripod Adapter is made of black anodized aluminum and is precision machined to help guarantee a rock solid platform for your observing and imaging needs. The Tripod adapter bolts onto the top plate of the tripod or the top of your home-made pier through the adapter''''s'' 3 bottom bolt-through holes. Your mount sits down inside the adapter and is fastened to it by means of the 3 side bolt-through holes using the 3 knobs that came with the mount.
NOTE: Click on the Tripod Adapter Schematic link to see a PDF showing the dimensions of the adapter for those of you building your own pier.
ADATRI - Tripod Adapter will work with all 400, 600E and MACH1GTO mounts.