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 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.
Porta II has all the same features you have come to love in the
Original Porta Mount. This solid altimazimuth mount with a 20lb
payload capacity, features Slow Motion Flexible Handles to minimize
vibrations and keep your view sharp,very useful in searching and
tracking celestial objects. 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. Our gear drives make it a simple matter to
precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by 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.
Five Year Warranty.