Vixen GPD2 Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod

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Vixen GPD2 Equatorial Mount w/ Tripod
$999.00
Item # VX-3991HAL130
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  • The Vixen Great Polaris 2 Deluxe Mount is made of die-cast aluminum for strength and minimum weight.
  • Machined to a higher tolerance than the GP2 mount, and can handle almost twice the weight.
  • Includes heavy-duty Vixen HAL-130 Tripod with a height range of 31.9" - 51.2" (81cm - 130cm)
  • The Vixen Great Polaris Deluxe (GP-D2) Equatorial Mount with HAL-130 Tripod Package comes with bubble level, and two counterweights.
  • Mount and Tripod weight capacity is 35 lbs.
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Vixen Great Polaris Deluxe (GP-D2) Equatorial Mount with HAL-130 Tripod

This top-of-the-line mount can handle almost twice the weight of the GP2, while keeping the GP2's compact appearance. Performance exceeds that of the GP2, through the use of ridged material and higher precision machining. Periodic motion is abated by the use of durable steel on both axis and the precise R.A. worm gear -- machined to twice the accuracy found on the capable GP2 mount.

Dual altitude adjustment knobs ease the way to pointing heavier telescopes toward the north celestial pole. Bubble-level, fine adjustment knobs for altitude/azimuth , and two counterweights (3.7kg & 1.9kg) are standard. Optional motor-drives and controller make this your complete solution for long-exposure astrophotography.

Vixen Great Polaris Deluxe (GP-D2) Mount Specifications:

  • R.A. Micro-Movement Axis: Whole Circle Movement 144-Tooth Worm Gears
  • Declination Micro-Movement Axis: Whole Circle Movement 144-Tooth Worm Gears
  • R.A. & Declination Circles: Supplied. R.A. Graduation is 10' increment, Declination Graduation is 2-degree increment
  • Optional Polar Axis Scope: For Northern & Southern Hemispheres. 6 X 20mm 8-degree detachable, with illuminator, 3' polar alignment accuracy possible
  • Azimuth Fine Adjustment: Adjustment Knobs
  • Polar Axis Altitude Adjustment: 0-62 degree adjustment knobs
  • Motor Drive: Optional
  • Bubble Level: Supplied
  • Maximum Load Weight: Approximately 30 lbs
  • Weight: 18.7 lbs. (8.5kg), not including counterweights.
Below you'll find a list of explanations regarding important accessories that may be required for this product. To add them to your order, just click on the "Accessories" tab and choose the appropriate items.

  • Manual Clutch: If you wish to have manual slow-motion control for your RA or DEC axis, then you will need to add at least one manual clutch to your order. Add two if you want dual-axis manual slow-motion control. Remember, the manual clutch works whether or not you have motors on your mount, so you can decide to have no manual slow motion control, manual slow motion control only, or manual slow motion control in conjunction with motors.

  • MT-1 Motors: Add one motor if you want automatic tracking on your RA drive only. Add two motors if you want both your RA and Dec to track automatically. Remember, if you also want to have manual slow-motion control on either axis, you will need to order a manual clutch for either or both.

  • Finally, if you want to control your motors (important for photography), you will need to add the SD-1 (single-axis) or DD-1 (dual-axis) drive corrector.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Internet Sales Department by email or by phone at 1-800-483-6287. Thanks!

Vixen Product Number: 3991HAL130

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-3991HAL130
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included None/ Manual
Manufacturer Vixen
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included None - Optional Available
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights (1) 4.2 lb. (1) 8.15 lb.
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database N/A
Mount Special Features Integrated Bubble Level
Saddle Width V Series
Weight Capacity 35 lbs.
Leg Length 31.9" - 51.2"
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Material Aluminum
Power Supply Included None - Does Not Require Power
Tracking Modes No
Latitude Range 0º - 62º
Weight of Tripod/Monopod Not provided by manufacturer
Weight of Head 18.7 lbs.
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Included Items

Included Items

  • Great Polaris Deluxe (GP-D2) Mount
  • Vixen Polar Axis scope with illuminator
  • HAL-130 Tripod
  • Bubble Level
  • 1-3.7kg & 1-1.9kg Counterweight
  • Instruction Manual
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Hello,

I have a new ES 127 triplet refractor. With an eyepiece and Finder the total weight is about 24 pounds. Can this mount handle that with aplomb? No astrophotography. I know the listed capacity for the mount is 30 lbs. but I've known mounts to have an actual capacity lower than stated. Also, can it still come in that nice Vixen sea green color?
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I have an Mak-Newt OTA setup which comes in just under 30lb. Could the GPD2 handle handle that kind of weight? I'm looking for a non-powered manual rig for visual use.
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