Vixen Optics Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

BH #VIMPAZM • MFR #ES39901
Vixen Optics Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod
Key Features
  • Ideal for Terrestrial & Astronomical Use
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • 8-Pound Payload Capacity
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
Equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole-circle slow-motion control on both axes, the Vixen Mobile Porta AZ Mount comes with a sturdy tripod that adjusts from 28 to 51" to accommodate a wide variety of users and viewing positions. As the name suggests, the Mobile Porta is optimized for travel with a folding fork-arm design and its ease of use helps to minimize the common support-system-oriented frustration often experienced when searching for and tracking celestial objects.
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Vixen Optics ES39901 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optimized for Mobility
  • 3Mount
  • 4Tripod

Equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole-circle slow-motion control on both axes, the Vixen Mobile Porta AZ Mount comes with a sturdy tripod that adjusts from 28 to 51" to accommodate a wide variety of users and viewing positions. As the name suggests, the Mobile Porta is optimized for travel with a folding fork-arm design and its ease of use helps to minimize the common support-system-oriented frustration often experienced when searching for and tracking celestial objects.

It has an 8-pound payload capacity for smaller telescopes like refractors and Maksutov-Cassegrains, and is recommended for optical tube assemblies (OTAs) with a diameter of 119mm (4.6") or less for safe use. Its friction control system allows you to move the mount by hand without fumbling with locks or clutches and stays in place when it's released, and its slow-motion handles enable fine position adjustments while minimizing vibrations.

Optimized for Mobility
  • Light 8-pound weight
  • Arm can be rotated at 15° intervals to avoid having the telescope impeded by the slow-motion handles
  • Fork arm folds without the use of tools for easy transport and storage
Mount
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
  • Manual alt-azimuth design
  • Dual axis slow-motion handles enable precise adjustment to center subjects
  • Friction control system allows the mount to be moved by hand to any position without locks or clutches to worry about
  • 360° rotation horizontal wheel gear
  • Includes tool kit to adjust friction system based on OTA and accessories being used
  • Recommended for 119mm (4.6") and smaller OTAs
  • 8-pound payload capacity
Tripod
  • Aluminum legs are lightweight and durable
  • Compact two-stage legs
  • Adjustable height from 28 to 51" (71.1-129.5cm)
  • Center tray adds stability while offering a place for eyepieces, filters, and other accessories
UPC: 811971018860

Vixen Optics ES39901 Specs

Mount Type
Manual alt-azimuth
Load Capacity
8.0 lb / 3.6 kg, max
Motor
None
GoTo Capability
None
Altitude / Latitude Adjustment
Not specified by manufacturer
Polar Axis Scope
None
Includes Tripod/Pier
Yes, tripod
Power Source
None
Weight
8.0 lb / 3.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
37 x 10 x 8"

Vixen Optics ES39901 Reviews

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Can the Vixen Mobile Porta Mount separate from ...

Can the Vixen Mobile Porta Mount separate from the tripod and be used on other tripods?
Asked by: Victor
Yes, the Vixen Optics Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod can have the head removed from the tripod.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-05-17
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