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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4.8 Based on 9 Reviews
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MJ
10/23/2020
Michael J.
United States United States
Awesome upgrade

Anyone using the Ioptron SkyGuider Pro should consider the WO High Latitude Base. The engineering, weight, and overall design is a significant step up from the OEM. An essential component for a portable rig using the RedCat 51.

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.

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 OPT Telescopes Customer
EI
07/31/2020
E I.
United States United States
Fudging the Latitude Limits

Take this advice with a grain of salt, as I've only just ordered this product and am not yet an "astrophotographer". I believe it is reasonable to tilt the tripod (on setup) to gain a few degrees of extra latitude beyond the designed ranges. I live in Washington State (lat 45⁰) and visit my son in Tucson, lat 31⁰. I was going to get all cranky about having to possibly 'rearrange components' (as it was described) to get a "north" base to 'elevate' below 32⁰. The astronomical requirement is simply to point the tracker at Polaris. Tilt the tripod base sufficiently (in AZ a couple of degrees are sufficient) such that the elevation angle can be comfortably adjusted to Polaris using the ***** base. The scale on the base wouldn't read accurately, but that is survivable. If that troubled you, use a gravity-based angle finder (not a protractor) to measure a true elevation angle. Or measure the angle of the tripod's surface and add that from the displayed angle on the base's dial for 'north' bases. Such a tripod tilt would insignificantly affect azimuthal measurement (cosine of 5⁰=0.996). There is a lot of clear sky in SE AZ to gaze through, and I submit that it is adequate to use a 'north' base there.

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

Very smooth operation, better than the o e m