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 mount changes 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.
The Vixen MINI PORTA comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions. It is useful for fine motion in searching and tracking celestial objects. In addition, it is a great mount for terrestrial viewing. Our gear drives it 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. The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on PORTA was developed by Vixen. This allows the PORTA to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars. Specifications:
Mount Type: Altazimuth Mount
Vertical and Horizontal slow motion: 120 tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
Optical tube attachment: Dovetail plate attachment system
Maximum load weight:10 lbs
Weight: 6 lbs including tripod
Tripod: Aluminum 2 section adjustable tripod, legs adjustable from 90cm to 130cm
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