Vixen Porta II Mount- Tall
The lightweight alt-az "Porta" mount can be the heart of an exceptionally portable telescope/mount system. The Vixen Porta-Mount 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 15 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 Tall 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 100cm to 170cm.
- Flexible elevation and or azimuth control handles.
- Accessory tray and tension adjustment tools included.
Vixen Product Number: VX-5863TALL
- Additional Information
SKU VX-5863TALL 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 Objects in Database N/A Saddle Width V Series Weight Capacity 20 lbs. Leg Length 40" to 67" 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
- Included Items
- Vixen Porta II Mount Tall
- 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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