About the Vixen Mini Porta Mount w/ Tripod...
"For so many years the beginning astronomer was forced to buy a mount that was unstable and almost useless when viewing at high power. More often than not, the frustration of using an unstable mount resulted in the telescope only being used for one night and being left in a closet to collect dust. The Porta Altazimuth Mount changed all that. It is one of Vixen'''s proudest designs. The combination of smooth movement, rigid design and stable platform makes your first use a pleasure and will bring you back to view more and more of the night sky." Clear Skies, MrStarGuy
The Vixen Mini-Porta Altazimuth Mount comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. In addition, these are great mounts for terrestrial viewing. Our gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by simply turning the elevation and or azimuth control handles.
This Vixen Mini-Porta Altazimuth Mount is a sturdy observing base which weighs just 6 lbs. but will hold scopes up to 10 lbs. The "World-Standard" dovetail attachment system on the Mini Porta was developed by Vixen. This allows the Vixen Mini Porta to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars.
Vixen Mini Porta Mount w/ Tripod Features...
- The Vixen Mini Porta Mount is the smaller version of the now-famous alt-azimuth Porta Mount
- Manually point your telescope and friction holds your position
- Vixen''s Mini Porta mount accepts a universal GP dovetail plate, allowing you to attach most any telescope, as long as the complete system doesn''t top eight pounds
- Comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions
- Has a built-in tool compartment, aluminum tripod and handy accessory tray to hold eyepieces and more
- Weighs a mere 6 lbs.
Vixen Mini Porta Mount w/ Tripod Specifications...
Mount: Mini Porta Altazimuth Mount
Tripod: Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 70cm to 128cm
Mount Weight: 10 lbs including tripod
Load Capacity: 10 lbs (Optical Tube diameter less than 119mm)
Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears with 90 tooth whole circle movement; Friction control system with tools for tension adjustment
Telescope Attachment: Dove Tail Plate
Accessories: Slow Motion Handles (2)Vixen Optics Product Number: 3992mini