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Vixen Porta 2 Altazimuth Mount

Telescope optical tube not included.

The Vixen Porta II altazimuth mount is an excellent lightweight alternative to bulky equatorial mounts. It is ideal for astronomy and terrestrial viewing, providing a simple way to track a planet or a ship on the horizon.

The mount provides smooth continuous 360° dual-axis slow-motion controls which the user can turn endlessly without needing to rewind the controls - a disadvantage on competing low-cost altazimuth mounts. Each axis uses a friction clutch system, enabling the user to move their scope to different positions effortlessly without the need to unlock and re-lock the axis.

The mount head can be easily removed and mounted to a heavier tripod. The Vixen standard saddle accepts narrow dovetails as found on many popular Celestron, Orion, Meade, Sky-Watcher and Vixen telescopes.

Features

  • Altazimuth design for easy pointing
  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Lockless friction clutch system
  • Convenient magnetic hex key tool holder under the top rubber cover

Specifications

  • Mount type: Altazimuth
  • Slow Motion Controls: Dual-axis, vertical and horizontal, 360° continuous worm-gear, includes slow motion handles
  • Gears: 120 tooth wheel gears
  • Clutch System: Adjustable friction clutch
  • Saddle: Accepts Vixen/Sky-Watcher/Orion standard 44mm dovetail plates
  • Additional Accessories: Accessory tray, tool Kit
  • Tripod: 2 section variable height aluminum
  • Payload Capacity: 9kg (20 lbs)
  • Tripod Height: 90cm to 130cm (35.4" to 51")
  • Mount Weight: 6.8kg (15 lbs) including tripod