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Product no.: 14828

PORTA II mount incl. tripod

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Product description

More about the series Porta...

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 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, 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 Porta II Mount features slow motion control of both axes, solid central bolt for easy tripod change, flex handles and accessory tray.

Specifications

Capacity


Designation
PORTA II
Max. additional load capacity (kg)
5
Worm gear teeth (RA) (piece)
120
Appropriate for...
OTAs with an outer diameter of less than 16cm
Drive type
Worm wheel

Special features


Fine adjustment
yes
Manual tracking
yes
Accessory tray
yes
Fitting for prism rail
yes (Vixen style)

Equipment


Accessory plate
yes
Motor-powered
no
Carry case
no
Tripod <p>
Tripod

Tripod


Max. tripod height (cm)
120
Tripod weight (kg)
2,8
Tripod material
Aluminium

General


Colour
white
Total weight (kg)
5,8
Series
Porta
Type
Mount
Type of build
Azimuthal

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Carry case

Vixen Carrying case for Porta II mount

$ 65.00*

*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Vixen PORTA II mount incl. tripod
The mount is easy to separate from the tripod
Vixen PORTA II mount incl. tripod
Practical tool tray with magnetic holder.
Vixen PORTA II mount incl. tripod
Storage shelf for accessories
Vixen PORTA II mount incl. tripod
Most telescopes have the standard Vixen connection, with which they can easily be attached to the mount.
Vixen PORTA II mount incl. tripod
The resistance of the slip clutch is adjustable and so can be adapted to optics of different weights.

Customer reviews

Better for shorter refractors

Review by P. S. on 04.02.2013 16:26:46

( 3 / 5 )

I made the mistake of buying this mount for use with a TAL100RS. Although the mount can take the weight, the long length of the scope gives it a high torque moment which leads to a wobbly image! The image takes maybe half a minute to become steady after touching the scope in any way and if it's windy at all then just forget it!

On the other hand, the mount is very nice to use and, with the optional slow motions, easy to track with.
It should be fine for shorter refractors but don't buy it for use with a TAL100RS!

Phil
Weimar

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