Vixen Optics AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount with Tripod

BH #VIAPMTP • MFR #39972TL130
Vixen Optics
Vixen Optics AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount with Tripod
Key Features
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Axis Adjustment Knobs
  • Clutch-Less Friction-Control System
  • 13.2-Pound Payload Capacity
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 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-pound 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.
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Vixen Optics 39972TL130 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Mount
  • 3Gears
  • 4Tripod

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 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-pound 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.

Intended as a complete observational platform, Vixen includes their APP-TL130 adjustable-height tripod that has an adjustable height from 20.7-45.6" to accommodate an array of users and a variety of OTA styles and sizes. 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.

Mount

  • Equatorial mount with optional accessories for customization
  • 13.2-pound 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
  • 2.2lb (1kg) counterweight

Gears

  • 360° micro movement on both axes
  • Worm gear:
    • Right ascension: 11.0mm diameter, brass
    • Declination: 9.8mm diameter, brass
  • Worm wheel:
    • R.A: 73.5mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
    • Dec: 58.4mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
  • Friction break with adjustable tension on both axes

Tripod

  • Three leg sections
  • Collapsed length: 24"
  • Min leg length: 22.4"
  • Max leg length: 51"
  • Adjustable height of 20.7-45.6"
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Compatibility: Vixen Porta II mount, GP Mount, and fork mount
UPC: 811971017382

Vixen Optics 39972TL130 Specs

Mount
Mount TypeManual; German Equatorial
GoTo CapabilityNo
Payload Capacity13.2 lb / 6 kg
MotorNone
Altitude Adjustment0 to 65°
Counterweight1 x 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
Polar Axis ScopeNone
Tripod
Height Adjustment Range20.7 to 45.6" / 52.6 to 133.6 cm
Leg Sections3
Folded Length24" / 61 cm
General
Mounting SystemVixen Style
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Dimensions11.9 x 10.4 x 3.8" / 30.2 x 26.3 x 9.6 cm (Mount)
Weight7.9 lb / 3.6 kg (Mount without Counterweight)
7 lb / 3.2 kg (Tripod)
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