Vixen Porta 2 Altazimuth Mount

Vixen Porta 2 Altazimuth Mount

5863
$510.00

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