Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount

Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount

Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount

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Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount

Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount

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  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • 20 lb Payload Capacity
  • Flexible Slow Motion Cables
  • Alt-Azimuth Worm-Gear Tension Adjustment
  • Use for Terrestrial / Astronomical Use
  • No Locks or Clutches
  • 2-Section Tall Aluminum Tripod
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Tripod Legs: Tall

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Controller Type: Cables

Cables Knobs

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  • 1Description

Vixen Optics redesigned their tripod for this version of the Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount to give it a higher maximum height for use with refractor-style 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 optical tube assemblies, 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 orientated for comfortable use.

An aluminum 2-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. A nylon carry-bag, specifically designed to fit the mount and tripod, is included to make getting to your viewing spot easier.

UPC: 811971018501
In the Box
Vixen Optics Porta II Tall+ Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • Nylon Carrying Case
  • Allen Wrench Tool Set
  • 2 x Flexible Tracking Handles
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
    Load Capacity 20 lb (9 kg)
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment 120-tooth, 360°-movement wheel gears
    Includes Tripod/Pier Aluminum 2-section adjustable tripod
    Weight 15 lb (6.8 kg), including tripod

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