The Best Grab and Go Alt Az Mount! The Porta II is a solid altazimuth mount with a 20lb payload capacity and features 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; 90cm to 13cm
Mount Weight: 12.5 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 :Flexible Slow Motion Handles (2)
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