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Vixen Porta II Alt-Az Mount

Item # VX-5863

Availability: In stock

$279.00
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Quick Overview

  • The Vixen Porta II Mount is a deluxe version of the now-famous alt-azimuth Porta Mount.
  • Two flexible slow motion control handles adjust movement in altitude and azimuth (up, down, right and left) and includes an tension-adjustment/friction system for manual slewing.
  • The Vixen Porta II Mount accepts a universal dovetail plate - allowing the attachment of any compatible telescope or binoculars.
  • Includes Vixen dovetail mounting slot compatible with Sphinx and Great Polaris and will support a total load of up to twenty pounds!

Vixen Porta II Mount

The lightweight alt-az "Porta" mount can be the heart of an exceptionally portable telescope/mount system. The Vixen Portamount II features a newly designed friction system for quickly pointing toward the target and tracking it with the 360° slow-motion controls. No fumbling with clutches or sectional slow-motion controls! Leave the heavy counterweights with the equatorials: simply balance scopes up to 155mm diameter on the altitude axis and start viewing!

The Vixen Porta Mount II comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions - a necessity when searching for and tracking celestial objects. Or how about adjusting the friction level so the mount simply stays where you put it? In addition, the Vixen 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 12 pounds including tripod - yet will support a payload of 20. The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on Porta II was developed by Vixen. This allows the Vixen Porta II Mount to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars - making it a splendid travel companion for hikers, birdwatchers, traveling astronomers and more!

Standard Vixen dovetail mounting slot with lock and safety screw is fully Vixen Sphinx and Great Polaris-compatible. Mounting slot removes to reveal ¼"-20 and M8-1.25 threaded holes for custom mounting solutions for your scope, too!. The PortaMount II features switchable slow-motion knobs, tension adjustment and disassembly tools, built-in tool storage bay, tripod tray and aluminum legs.

Words on the Vixen Porta II 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 II 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 Porta II Mount Features...

  • Dovetail plate attachment system.
  • One bolt standardized for easy tripod changes.
  • No locks or clutches to worry about.
  • 120 tooth wheel gears whole circle movement.
  • Aluminum 2 section adjustable tripod.
  • Tripod legs adjustable from 90cm to 130cm.
  • Flexible elevation and or azimuth control handles.
  • Accessory tray and tension adjustment tools included.
Vixen Product Number: VX-5863
SKU VX-5863
Head Design Alt-Azimuth
Tripod 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 20 lbs.
Leg Length 35.4" to 51"
Accessory Tray Included? No
Material Aluminum
Power Supply Included None - Does Not Require Power
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth
Latitude Range Not Provided By Manufacturer
Weight of Tripod/Monopod Not Provided By Manufacturer
Weight of Head Not Provided By Manufacturer
  • Vixen Porta II Mount
  • Aluminum Tripod
  • Slow Motion Controls
  • Accessory Tray
  • Tension Adjustment Tools
  • Built-in Tool Storage
  • Vixen Dovetail Mounting Slot
  • Custom ¼"-20 and M8-1.25 Mounting Area

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