Vixen's Porta II Tall + Mount is a solid alt-azimuth mount with a 20lb payload capacity and features steel accessory tray and high end steel cable slow motion flexible handles to minimize vibrations and keep your view sharp. 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 Plus is a solid alt azimuth mount with a 20lb payload capacity and features High quality Slow Motion Flexible Handles to minimize vibrations and keep your view sharp. 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"*. Read the full article here.
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 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. Instruction Manual here. Mount: Port II Altazimuth 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 lbs
Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: 120Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement
Friction control system
Telescope Attachment: Dove Tail Plate Accessories :High quality slow motion handles, Metal triangle tray.
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