Vixen APZ Advanced Polaris Alt-Az Mount
Here is Vixen's newest mount, the APZ, Advanced Polaris Alt-Az Mount. With a loading weight of 18 pounds, this new Alt-Az mount is ready for most telescopes. Built on the new Advanced Polaris Mount, Vixen has created an Alt-Az mount that grows with you. This mount offers a great friction controlled operation, slow motion Alt-Az telescope mount. It can also be motorized and used with the STAR BOOK ONE hand controller for accurate tracking, using optional purchased equipment. Whichever way you use the APZ mount you will be impressed with Vixen's quality and high standards throughout.
This Vixen APZ Advanced Polaris Alt-Az Mount product is a manually operated, NON-motorized Altitude-Azimuth type mount for telescopes. NOTE: The photos show the mount on a Vixen tripod for illustration purposes, only. This product does NOT include the tripod (APP-TL130), which can be purchased separately!
|Slow Motion Control:||RA Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement; DEC Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement|
|Quick Slewing Motion:||Friction Stop Motion (adjustable)|
|Wheel Gear:||RA 73.5 mm in diameter - 144 tooth wheel gear; DEC 58.4 mm in diameter, 144 tooth wheel gear|
|Worm Gear:||RA 11.0 mm in diameter, Brass; DEC 9.8 mm in diameter, Brass|
|Horizontal Axis:||59 mm in diameter, Aluminum alloy, with friction stop mechanism|
|Vertical Axis:||59 mm in diameter, Aluminum alloy, with friction stop mechanism|
|Number of Bearings:||6 Pieces|
|Maximum Loading weight:||18 lb (8 kg); or 13 lb (6 kg) if motor modules are used)|
|Weight:||8.3 lb (3.8 kg) including the APZ counterweight|
|Counterweight:||APZ counterweight 3.6 lb (1.65 kg)|
|Optional Accessories:||RA Motor Module with STAR BOOK ONE set, DEC motor module, APP-TL130 tripod, dovetail slide bar|