Vixen Porta II Altazimuth Mount Head
The Vixen Porta II Head comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. In addition, these are great mounts for terrestrial viewing. The "World-Standard" dovetail attachment system on Porta II was developed by Vixen. This allows the Porta II to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars. Attach to your HAL130SXG or Skypod tripod.
Vixen Product Number: 5863HEAD
- Additional Information
SKU VX-5863head Head Design Alt-Azimuth Tripod or Pier Included? No 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 N/A Objects in Database N/A Saddle Width V Series Weight Capacity 15 lbs. Leg Length N/A Material N/A Power Supply Included None - Does Not Require Power Latitude Range Info Not Provided By Manufacturer Weight of Tripod/Monopod Info Not Provided By Manufacturer Weight of Head Info Not Provided By Manufacturer
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Overhauled my Orion Versago III
I bought this mount head to strip for the slo-mo gear boxes to replace the somewhat worn ones on my larger Orion VersaGo III mount. As I suspected, they were identical, and a straight bolt-in. Maybe not the cheapest way to overhaul a VersaGo III, but certainly the easiest & quickest. The blue Vixen label can be pried out. The only issue I encountered was the need to grind down the set screw a bit on the alt handle, to allow straight overhead viewing; not a big issue at all.
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- Included Items
- Vixen Porta II Altazimuth Mount Head
- Slow Motion Cables
- Tool Kit
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsI have an old Celestron tripod (ca 1981) that came with a C8/wedge. It has a hole in the middle of a flat top. Can this mount head attach to the Celestron tripod?Question by: George on Jun 6, 2014 4:04:01 PMIf you get a 3/8ths screw that is long enough for the bottom of the tripod, you should do just fine. You might need a nut for the part of the screw that goes under the tripod and a washer for the part that goes in between the tripod & the mount head so that everything fits tightly.Answer by: Roderick (Admin) on Jun 8, 2014 9:36:44 AMQuestion by: George Bailey on Jun 29, 2016 8:26:00 AMQuestion by: dr. ski on Aug 21, 2015 4:16:00 AM
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