Vixen Porta II Mount

Vixen Porta II Mount

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About this product

Model:  vixen_porta_II
Part Number:  79951

The Vixen Porta II is a solid alt-azimuth mount with a 6.8kg (15lb) payload capacity that is perfect for grab-and-go astronomy. 

Unlike it's competitors the Porta II features 120-tooth wheel gears for vertical and horizontal movement. Friction can also be adjusted using an Allen key (stored under rubber cover). 

  • Slow Motion control handles.
  • Mount head is easily removed for switching to a heavier tripod. 
  • Also ideal for terrestrial viewing.
  • Smooth elevation and azimuth control handles for easy tracking.
  • Accepts a variety of dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars.

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Vixen Porta Mount II
Wednesday, 5 December 2012  | 

The guys at FLO recommended this mount when I asked about a grab and go mount for my Skywatcher Equinox 100 ED. The Equinox is quite a beast as grab and go scopes go so it had to have something honestly capable of it. First off the Porta Mount II is a beautifully made item nothing cheapo about it and although it's fairly lightweight it's as solid as you'd like. I'm really chuffed with it with a few caveats the slo-mo controls are really small and lightweight and too short for my refractor. I've replaced them with some skywatcher ones (17.50) that the guys at FLO also recommended perfect! and for my big old scope I've also got a set of Celestron anti vibration pads as I will be doing some high magnification planetary viewing and they will cut down the wobbles when focussing, this is to be expected with an f/9 scope at over 200x I think you'll agree. Overall I'm delighted and I'd also like to just say that the buying experience with FLO is great and I love the site with the wish list and ask a question choices. I promise that FLO has not made this up if that's what you may think credit where it's due.

Clear Skies
Ray

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Q1. Is there an adapter that will allow me to fit my Porta II mount to a Photo tripod?

Yes. This Vixen adapter will enable you to mount a Porta II head onto a regular photo tripod.
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/vixen-mounts/vixen_73942.html

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