The original and best Alt-Azimuth Portable Mount for small telescopes
The simply excellent and sleek Vixen Porta Mount comes with aluminium tripod legs and features a friction system for slewing plus 360º slow-motion controls for tracking.
Load capacity is around 5 kgs and is able to manage certain telescopes up to 155mm. The mount has a Vixen dovetail mounting block adapter similarly compatible with GP or Sphinx, Sky-Watcher and other mounts.
A Freestop System allows movement to any direction with your hand. It features a freestop system which stops the optical tube wherever you let go.
- Whole-Circle Slow-Motion Handle
Unlike the partial slow movement in which the moving range is limited, it features the whole-circle motion without a limit enabling a smooth movement of the telescope. The position of the slow-motion handle can be adjusted at every 45 degrees, and it can be set where it is the easiest to use according to the size of the optical tube.
- Easy Attaching / Detaching of Optical Tube
Using dovetail plate system, optical tube can be attached or detached as you wish. Optical tubes can be swapped from the PORTA altazimuth mount to an SX or GP2 equatorial mount.
The mount and tripod can be installed or uninstalled easily with a single knob. Can be separated into compact parts and stored or carried around at ease.
A handy Accessory Tray is included on which you can put small objects such as an eyepiece or a camera.
The mount also features a handy tool pocket for storing the tools used to adjust the position of slow-motion knob or degree of hardness of freestop system. There is no need to worry about loosing or forgetting the tools.
The Porta II also features a sturdy aluminium tripod for stable observing.
Maximum leg extension to centre of dovetail mounting block is 140cm
Mount Weight: 5 kgs