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Vixen Mini Porta Alt-Azimuth Mount

Item # VX-3992MINI

Availability: In stock



Quick Overview

  • The Vixen Mini Porta Mount is a smaller version of the now-famous alt-azimuth Porta Mount.
  • Just like the original, the Mini version has two slow motion control handles for movement in altitude and azimuth (up, down, right and left).
  • The Vixen Mini Porta Mount accepts a universal dovetail plate - allowing the attachment of any compatible telescope or binoculars.
  • Small, but mighty... This mount will support a total load of up to 10 pounds!

Vixen Mini Porta Mount

The Vixen Mini Porta Mount comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions - a necessity when searching for and tracking celestial objects. In addition, the Vixen Mini Porta is a great mount for terrestrial viewing, too. Its gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by just turning the elevation and/or azimuth control handles.

The Porta in this Vixen mount's name stands for "portability"... and with good reason. It weighs only 6 pounds - yet will support a payload of eight. The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on Porta was developed by Vixen. This allows the Vixen Mini-Porta Mount to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars - making it a splendid travel companion for hikers, birdwatchers, traveling astronomers and more!

Words on the Vixen Mini Porta Mount

"For so many years the beginning astronomer was forced to buy a mount that was unstable and almost useless when viewing at high power. More often than not, the frustration of using an unstable mount resulted in the telescope only being used for one night and being left in a closet to collect dust. The Porta mount changes all that. It is one of Vixen's proudest designs. The combination of smooth movement, rigid design and stable platform makes your first use a pleasure and will bring you back to view more and more of the night sky." -- Mr. StarGuy

Vixen Mini Porta Mount Features...

  • Dovetail plate attachment system.
  • 120 tooth wheel gears whole circle movement.
  • Aluminum 2 section adjustable tripod.
  • Tripod legs adjustable from 90cm to 130cm.
  • Elevation and or azimuth control handles.
  • Accessory tray included.
Vixen Product Number: VX-3992MINI
Head Design Alt-Azimuth
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included None/ Manual
Manufacturer Vixen
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 0
Weight of Counterweights 0
Objects in Database N/A
Legs Include Quick Release? No
Saddle Width V Series
Weight Capacity 10 lbs.
Leg Length 27.6" - 50.4"
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Material Aluminum
Power Supply Included None - Does Not Require Power
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth
Latitude Range Not supplied by manufacturer
Weight of Tripod/Monopod 10 lbs.
Weight of Head Not supplied by manufacturer
  • Vixen Mini Porta Mount
  • Slow Motion Control Handles
  • Aluminum Tripod
  • Accessory Tray

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