Vixen Optics Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

Vixen Optics Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

Vixen Optics Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Ideal for Terrestrial & Astronomical Use
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • 8-Pound Payload Capacity
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle
  • Dual-Axis Slow-Motion Handles
  • Friction Vertical-Axis Control System
  • 360° Geared Horizontal Axis
  • Folding Single-Arm Mount Design
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
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Vixen Optics 39901 overview

  • 1Description

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
  • 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
  • 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
In the Box
Vixen Optics Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod
  • Tool Kit
  • Accessory Tray
  • 2 x Slow-Motion Handles
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Vixen Optics 39901 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

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