Vixen Porta II Alt-Az Mount - Tall Version
Vixen's Porta II Tall Mount is a solid alt-azimuth mount with a 20 lb payload capacity and features high end slow motion knobs to track subject precisely. The extra height on this mount makes it ideal for refractors or taller individuals. The best Grab and Go Alt-Az Mount! The Porta II Tall is a solid alt-azimuth mount with a 20 lb payload capacity and features high end Slow Motion knobs. This is very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects.
The Sky at Night says: "When moving the telescope around the sky with this mount, we found any vibrations quickly dampened down. The whole system was very stable, even when the tripod was at its maximum extended height".
The mount head is easily removed to allow for a switch to a heavier tripod. In addition, this is a great mount for terrestrial viewing. With no locks or clutches, the gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or other celestial object as well as a ship on the horizon by turning the elevation and/or azimuth control handles. The World-Standard dovetail attachment system on PORTA II was developed by Vixen. This allows the PORTA II to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars.
Mount: Porta II Alt-azimuth Mount
Tripod: Aluminum - 2 section - Adjustable height
Tallest: 67 inches (170 cm) tall to the Altitude rotation point.
Shortest: 40 Inches (100cm)
Mount Weight: 15 lb including tripod
Load Capacity: 20 lb
Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: 120Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement with a precision Friction control system
Telescope Attachment: Dove Tail Plate
Accessories: Slow Motion Knobs, Metal Triangle Tray (2)