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.