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equatorial mounts and tripods

Portable Pier Wedge [TW3100]

AstroTrac   ——   SKU: TW3100
$449.00 CAD
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About the AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge...

The stylish AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge sets a new standard for high strength compact equatorial wedges. Carrying up to fifteen times its own weight, with the TW3100 you can now realize the full potential of your TT320X with larger lenses and telescopes.

 

The AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge adds rock solid perfomance! When you''ve got clear skies, perfect framing, and pin-sharp focus, the last thing you need is flexure spoiling your image. The unique patent pending design of the TW3100 wedge provides a rigid platform for your imaging equipment whilst retaining true portability.

 

The AstroTrac TT320X Portable Pier Wedge is quickly and easily mounted to the TW3100 with three 4 mm stainless steel mounting screws supplied with the wedge. Tripod and Pier compatible, the AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge is perfectly matched to the AstroTrac Pier and can also be used with any photo tripod equipped with a standard 3/8" photo thread. Contact us to check compatibility with your equipment.

 

Do you need easy polar alignment? Specially made stainless steel adjustment and locking knobs with fine pitch aerospace threads give smooth and precise altitude and azimuth adjustment even under large load. Compact and lightweight, the AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge can be easily carried in your airline luggage thanks to its compact size. Get your holiday or vacation off to a great start by avoiding costly excess baggage charges. Weighing just 2.2 lb (1 kg), you''ll be pleasantly surprised by how little space and baggage allowance your TW3100 AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge takes up.

 

The AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge offers worldwide operation. With a latitude range of more than 90 degrees you can use the TW3100 from pole to equator. The easy-to-read latitude scale has 15 degree coarse increments and infinite fine adjustment via the conveniently located altitude adjustment knob at the rear. The built in bubble level makes precise leveling easy, saving you time during polar alignment.

 

The AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge is beautifully engineered, too.The silky smooth anodized aerospace alloy is perfectly complimented by the unique polished AstroTrac stainless steel knobs. The overall experience is as pleasing to the touch as it is to the eye, designed to give you many years of corrosion free reliability and handling pleasure.

 

 

AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge Features...

 

  • The AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge can carry up to fifteen times its own weight... an amazing 33 lbs.!

     

     

  • Unique patent pending design of the TW3100 wedge provides a rigid platform for your imaging equipment whilst retaining true portability.

     

     

  • The AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge built-in bubble level makes precise leveling easy, saving you time during polar alignment.

     

     

  • Silky smooth anodized aerospace alloy is perfectly complimented by the unique polished AstroTrac stainless steel knobs.

     

     

  • The AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge easy-to-read latitude scale has 15 degree coarse increments and infinite fine adjustment via the conveniently located altitude adjustment knob.

     

     

  • The TW3100 is manufactured with loving care by highly skilled engineers at AstroTrac'''s factory in the UK using state-of-the-art CNC machinery.

     

     

  • Perfectly matched to the AstroTrac Portable Pier and can also be used with any photo tripod equipped with a standard 3/8" photo thread.

 

 

AstroTrac Portable Pier Wedge Specifications...

Load capacity: 15 kg (33 lb)

Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)

Base diameter: 100 mm (4")

Overall height: 125 mm (5")

Latitude range: over 90 degrees

Tripod mounting thread: standard photo 3/8" 16 tpi

Pier mounting threads: 3 x metric 8 mm

AstroTrac mounting plate: 3 x metric 4 mm

AstroTrac Product Number: TW3100