Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount

BH #VIP2HAL150TH • MFR #5863TALL+
Vixen Optics
Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount
Key Features
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • 20 lb Payload Capacity
  • Flexible Slow Motion Cables
  • Alt-Azimuth Worm-Gear Tension Adjustment
Vixen Optics redesigned their tripod for this version of the Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount to give it a higher 67" maximum height for use with refractor-style optical tube assemblies (OTAs) or for taller people who don't want to hunch, while maintaining the sturdy and stable alt-azimuth head that is easy to set up, use, and transport. With its standard Vixen dovetail plate and 20 lb payload capacity, you can attach Vixen and many non-Vixen OTAs or bring multiple OTAs for a viewing session and simply and quickly swap them to suit the subject. This most basic of mounts is ideally suited for quick astronomical or terrestrial viewing. Dual flexible cables control the two axis, reducing the amount of vibration while tracking. Its two 120-tooth worm gears let the altitude and azimuth travel a full 360° circle.
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Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount

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Vixen Optics Porta II Overview

Vixen Optics redesigned their tripod for this version of the Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount to give it a higher 67" maximum height for use with refractor-style optical tube assemblies (OTAs) or for taller people who don't want to hunch, while maintaining the sturdy and stable alt-azimuth head that is easy to set up, use, and transport. With its standard Vixen dovetail plate and 20 lb payload capacity, you can attach Vixen and many non-Vixen OTAs or bring multiple OTAs for a viewing session and simply and quickly swap them to suit the subject. This most basic of mounts is ideally suited for quick astronomical or terrestrial viewing. Dual flexible cables control the two axis, reducing the amount of vibration while tracking. Its two 120-tooth worm gears let the altitude and azimuth travel a full 360° circle.

The Porta II operates without locks and clutches, but rather with a friction system. This means you can simply move the mount by hand to quickly find your subject, then use the slow-motion cables to track. Since many different OTAs can be mounted, there are adjustment screws on each axis to add more or less tension, based on the weight of the OTA. Also, depending on the design of the OTA, you can change the orientation of the flexible handle position to be correctly oriented for comfortable use.

An aluminum two-section tripod comes with the mount. It has a height-adjustment range from 40 to 51 inches. A solid center bolt lets the mount also turn a full circle and makes the mount easily detachable from the tripod to mount on heavier tripods.

UPC: 811971018501

Vixen Optics Porta II Specs

Mount
Mount TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityNo
Payload Capacity20 lb / 9 kg
MotorNone
Altitude Adjustment360°
Latitude Adjustment360°
Polar Axis ScopeNone
Tripod
Height Adjustment Range40 to 67" / 102 to 170 cm
Leg Sections2
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
General
Mounting SystemVixen Style
GPSNo
Wi-FiNone
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Weight15 lb / 6.8 kg (with Tripod)
Packaging Info
Package Weight17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.2 x 10.4 x 8.5"
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