Vixen Optics AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount (Head Only)

Vixen Optics AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount (Head Only)

Vixen Optics AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount (Head Only)

B&H # VIAPM MFR # 39972
Vixen Optics AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount (Head Only)

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Product Highlights

  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual-Axis Adjustment Knobs
  • Clutch-Less Friction-Control System
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • 13.2 lb Payload Capacity
  • 2.2 lb Counterweight and Bar
  • Tripod and OTA Required
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Motorized: No

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Vixen Optics 39972 overview

  • 1Description

Designed as a basic equatorial mount for beginners or as a simple grab-and-go option for more experienced enthusiasts, Vixen Optics' AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount is engineered to be customized as your needs demand. Offered here in its bare-bones configuration, it will serve well as a conventional equatorial mount with competent 13.2 lb payload capacity, adjustment dials for the altitude and azimuth axes, and a counterweight and shaft. A clutch-less friction-control system allows the mount to be quickly moved to your target by simply pointing the optical tube assembly (OTA) where you want it with your hands

An array of optional accessories is available separately so you can tailor the mount to your specific needs. Accessories include a right ascension motor and Star Book One hand controller kit, declination motor, polar alignment scope, and polar meter. The mount head is offered here without a tripod or OTA.

  • Equatorial mount with optional accessories for customization
  • 13.2 lb payload capacity, without counterweight
  • Azimuth adjustment range:
    • ±6.5°
    • 1.4° per rotation
    • Dual adjustment screws with knobs
  • Altitude adjustment range:
    • 0-65°
    • 1.9° per rotation
    • Tangent screw with handle
  • 20mm steel counterweight bar
  • 2.2 lb (1kg) counterweight
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate
  • 360° micro movement on both axes
  • Worm gear:
    • Right ascension: 11.0mm diameter, brass
    • Declination: 9.8mm diameter, brass
  • Worm wheel:
    • RA: 73.5mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
    • Dec: 58.4mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
  • Friction break with adjustable tension on both axes
UPC: 811971017351
In the Box
Vixen Optics AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount (Head Only)
  • Counterweight Bar
  • 2.2 lb Counterweight
  • 4mm Allen Wrench
  • 3mm Allen Wrench
  • 21 x Slow Motion Control Knob
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
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    Vixen Optics 39972 specs

    Mount Type Manual equatorial
    Load Capacity 13.2 lb / 6.0 kg
    Motor None
    GO-TO Capability None
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Altitude: 0 - 65°
    Azimuth: ±6.5°
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier No
    Power Source None
    Dimensions 11.9 x 10.4 x 3.8" / 30.2 x 26.3 x 9.6 cm
    Weight 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg, without counterweight

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