Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount with TL130 Tripod

Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount with TL130 Tripod

Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount with TL130 Tripod

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Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount with TL130 Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Manual Alt-Az Mount
  • Dual Axis Adjustment Knobs
  • Clutch-Less Friction Control System
  • 8.3 lb Payload Capacity
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • Integrated 3.6 lb Counterweight & Shaft
  • Adjustable-Height Tripod
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Vixen Optics engineered their AP mount to be customized as your needs demand, and is offered here in its Advanced Polaris Alt Az Mount configuration. It will serve well as a conventional manual alt-az mount with competent 8.3 lb payload capacity, dual-axis slow motion control knobs, and an integrated counterweight and shaft. A clutch-less friction-control system allows the mount to be quickly moved to your target by simply pointing the OTA where you want it with your hands. To support the mount is Vixen's APP-TL130 tripod, with an adjustable height from 20.7 to 45.6" to accommodate a variety of users. An array of optional accessories are available separately so you can tailor the mount to your specific needs including: a right ascension motor and Star Book One hand controller kit, declination motor, Polar alignment scope, and Polar meter.

Mount
  • Manual alt-azimuth
  • 18lb payload capacity, including counterweight
  • Dual slow-motion control knobs
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • Adjustable clutch-less friction-stop system
  • Full 360° rotation wheel and worm gears with micro movement
  • 73.5mm diameter/144-tooth RA and Dec wheel gear
  • 11mm diameter, brass RA worm gear
  • 9.8mm diameter brass Dec worm gear
  • 59mm aluminum alloy axis shafts
  • Integrated retractable counterweight shaft/3.6 lb (1.65kg) counterweight
APP-TL130 Tripod
  • Three leg sections
  • Collapsed length: 24"
  • Min leg length: 22.4"
  • Max leg length: 51"
  • Adjustable height from 20.7-45.6"
  • Weight: 7 lb
UPC: 811971017726
In the Box
Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount with TL130 Tripod
  • 2 x Slow Mothion Knobs
  • Allen Wrench Set
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Mount Type Manual alt-az
    Load Capacity 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg
    Motor None
    GO-TO Capability None
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Full 360° rotation on both axes
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier Adjustable-height
    Power Source None
    Dimensions 10.2 x 7.0 x 4.1" / 25.8 x 17.8 x 10.4 cm, including control knobs
    Weight 8.3 lb / 3.8 kg, including counterweight
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 10.5 x 7.0"
    Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount with TL130 Tripod is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best ALT AZ mounts at this price range First, the payload is 18 LB not 8 LB. Second, if you want a high payload with slow control, less then 1000 USD, this is it. Under 500, this is a steal. I really don't think you can find a better one under 500. I used this mount with my TAK TSA 102 and TV Nagler 3-6 and had no problem observing Orion trapezium at 272X. Easily to adjust focus and then track. Very smooth. I even used this with my Alter MN66, a 6"�Maksutov Newtonian, to observe moon at 300X, though it pushed the mount to the limit. I don't know how people can observe > 100X without slow motion control. I can't. I am glad to have this mount and with it with my MN66, TSA 102 and other smaller scopes.
    Date published: 2018-03-29
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