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William Optics High Latitude Vixen Style Base Mount -Red

SKU : WO-YG-IO-SG01H-RD

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  • Upgrade to the iOptron SkyGuider Pro and Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mounts for perfect stability and latitude adjustments.
  • Lightweight mount design.
  • Also available in Yellow Gold and Blue!

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  • The William Optics High Latitude Vixen Style Base Mount -Red:

    This Red Colored innovative William Optics Vixen Base is an upgrade for the iOptron SkyGuider Pro Mount. This upgrade is not only 100% precision CNC made but greatly improves the stability and adjustment for these iOptron and Sky-Watcher products.

    This Vixen Style Base Mount is designed with the William Optics Cat Series Refractor in mind. Adding this upgrade will not only give an observer a great aesthetic to their telescope set up, but it will increase functionality regarding stability and adjustments. Both of these are incredibly important when it comes to astrophotography, making this an astrophotographer's dream!

    Helpful informational video for which Latitude version to choose: "William Optics Vixen Style Base Mount - Latitude Versions info." 

    Vixen High Latitude Base Mount Features

    • High Latitude Vixen Style Base Mount with Red Color.
    • Range of motion: 32 to 59-Degrees.
    • Compatibility: iOptron SkyGuider Pro, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Pro, or non-Pro versions with an added Vixen dovetail on the bottom.
  • specifications

    ComputerizedManual
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Instrument Capacity11 lb
    Latitude Range32 to 59 Degrees
  • included items

    • Upgrade to the iOptron SkyGuider Pro and Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Mounts for perfect stability and latitude adjustments.
    • Lightweight mount design.
    • Also available in Yellow Gold and Blue!

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J
03/02/2022
Jason
United States United States

Awesome upgrade!

This is a study, well made, high quality product. An amazing upgrade to the flimsy, overly touchy SW latitude base - worth every penny.

EC
01/30/2022
Eduardo C.
Switzerland Switzerland

Solid upgrade for IOptron

Great build, nice to work. functions smoothly, looks great. It does not have the problem of original IOptron base, which shifts when one tightens the locking screws. It is a joy to operate. However, the angular ruler is off. I live on latitude 47N, but after accurate polar alignment with a well leveled tripod, the marker shows consistently 43 degrees. Not a deal breaker once you know it, but for the price I would expect the markers to be more accurate, so that I do not have to fiddle with the altitude *** once I know my latitude.

A OPT Telescopes Customer
GE
11/08/2021
Greg E.
United States United States

Smoothly functioning mechanisms will increase accuracy of polar alignment

The William Optics ***** Style Base Mount for SkyGuider Pro is a solidly built base, with smoothly functioning mechanisms that will help speed up polar alignment and facilitate a higher degree of accuracy than is possible with the OEM SkyGuider Pro mount. Although I think this base is overpriced and I can't say it's a great value since it's so expensive, it's a very useful piece of equipment.

RR
09/14/2021
Randall R.
United States United States

Quality feel -- Quality performance

I purchased the William Optics (WO) base mount as an upgrade to the mount that came with my Skywatcher Star Adventurer (SA). I use the WO mount in conjunction with the ASIair Pro to dial in my polar alignment (PA). The combination of the two is simply a delight to work with. The WO mount provides much more control over the fine adjustments necessary to get a precise PA than the Star Adventurer mount ever could. The WO base mount is more expensive than the SA, but it is decidedly worth the price difference.

A
08/30/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Top quality!

It’s a finely machined product. It makes all the difference to getting an accurate polar alignment. Would recommend.

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JB
08/11/2021
Joseph B.
United States United States

Get This!

If you have an Ioptron StarGuider or the Star Adventurer than you need this! Do yourself a favor and make your life easier. Buy it!