Paramount ME/MX/MYT Permanent Pier

Get rock-solid stability for your Paramount mount.  The top plate is pre-drilled and tapped to accept all Paramount GEMs.  Select the desired pier height from the list below before adding this item to your cart.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery, as the Paramount piers are made to order.


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Software Bisque manufactures all-steel piers to provide an exceptionally stable platform for Paramount GEM mounts.  These piers are ideal for permanent observatories and can be attached directly to concrete piers or flooring using the four slotted holes in the base.

Attaching a Software Bisque Pier to Concrete

Software Bisque recommends consulting a local professional engineer (PE) to ensure the concrete, pier, anchors and building designs for your observatory follow national building codes, and meet HOA restrictions and other local and state regulations.

Bent anchor bolts (or J-bolts) can be attached to a wooden template that matches the pier base, and then sunk into wet concrete, ensuring two of the parallel edges of the template are aligned with true north or south.  An alternative method is to use anchoring bolts with high-strength anchoring epoxy.

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Pier Height

12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 60, Custom

Paramount GEM Permanent Pier Specifications

  • Maximum carrying capacity: Software Bisque permanent piers are designed to carry the weight of the mount, plus the maximum payloads for all Paramount GEM model mounts.  The pier’s all steel construction, when carrying a GEM with balanced, compressive-force-only load, produces exceptional stability and rigidity for all payloads, even at the maximum weight capacity of 600 pounds (272 kg).
  • Compatible with all Paramount GEM models, including:
    • Paramount ME (classic)
    • Paramount ME II
    • Paramount ME Series 6
    • Paramount MX (classic)
    • Paramount MX+
    • Paramount MX Series 6
    • Paramount MYT (classic)
    • Paramount MYT Series 6

Paramount GEM Pier Technical Drawing

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery, as the Paramount piers are made to order.