William Optics High Latitude Vixen Style Base Mount -Red

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WO-YG-IO-SGSW01HRD
  • 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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William Optics High Latitude Vixen Style Base Mount -Red

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.

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Head DesignEquatorial
Latitude Range32 to 59 Degrees
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4.5 Based on 8 Reviews
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WC
08/31/2020
William C.
United States United States
WOW

William Optics Wonderful Simple as that, he should make Swiss Arca release clamps and tripod ball hesds.

VF
08/25/2020
Vince F.
United States United States
Poor quality control

There is no literature of any kind shipped with the unit, except the warranty information. That is not a problem since there are many instructional videos available. What was a problem was that it arrived with a very loose base plate and no tools or instructions on disassembly. The fix required a trip to the hardware store for some metric allen keys and removing the black base plate to expose the loose screws. This required removing the azimuth locking screws and pulling off the plate (not obvious that it needs to be pulled straight out). Once the plate was off it was easy to tighten the loose screws to secure the bottom of the mount to the main body. It is basically impossible to reinstall the azimuth locking handle with the handle in place. There is a spring-loaded screw that holds the handle on that must be removed first. This allows the screw to be started in the threaded hole in the base. The handle can then be reattached. The unit looks like it is well made and should work fine. An OPT salesman offered to e-mail the manufacturer for instructions on how to do all this but I figured it out myself (OPT customer service was nowhere to be found). So, pretty basic quality control issues with the mount. I won't be able to operationally test this mount for quite a while since the iOptron SkyGuider is not available.

KK
08/25/2020
Kerry K.
United States United States
So so, unfortunately.

Frustrating. When you finally get the iOptron and it’s polar scope aligned so that Polaris is here it should be in the reticle you have to tighten the longitude and latitude handles on the William Optics wedge and everything shifts by a few degrees. Then you loosen, align again, tighten the handles and everything shifts, etc etc.

CL
07/31/2020
Charles L.
United States United States
Williams Optics High Latitude ***** Style Base Mount

I found it more solid and easier to align to the pole than the standard iOptron base. It makes setting up for photography quicker. I'm very satisfied!

A
07/30/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
A cut above

Very smooth operation, better than the o e m

JS
06/16/2020
JON S.
United States United States
William Optics High Latitude ***** Style Base Mount -Red

Perfect upgrade for my SkyGuider Pro mount! Fast shipping from OPT! Jon in Chicago