Vixen Porta II Alt-Az 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 degree 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 ?????"-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.
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.
OPT Product Number: VX-5863TALL
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