Re: AP portable pier for 1100GTO
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Patrick, Look into the Losmandy HD tripod/pier that AP offers. Leveling and height adjustment, folding, easy storage. I use it with my 1100 and I love it.
(PS: The wife will too)
I have an 1100GTO on order, so I'm trying to decide what to do about a portable pier. I am wondering if anyone can share experiences and/or insight regarding the AP Portable Pier. My main questions relate to ease of leveling and stability. My primary setup location is a slightly out-of-level concrete patio in my backyard (sloped for drainage), but I will also use it a handful of times per year at my favorite dark locations in the Colorado mountains and SE Utah desert.
I'm trying to wrap my head around the turnbuckle-based leveling system of the portable pier. Is it relatively easy to get level?
I'm also considering an ATS portable pier, but obviously that's quite a bit more expense. My wife is already well into the head-scratching zone about the cost of this hobby, so saving $1500 or so would certainly be a plus.
Thanks for any input,
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