About this product
Part Number: 25841
Superb high payload grab and go Alt AZ mount based on the Vixen AP EQ.
Based on the Advanced Polaris AP EQ mount, the Advanced Polaris Alt Az Mount (APZ) offers the discerning user a very high quality flexible grab and go Alt Az mount that can be converted to an AP EQ mount as the situation requires.
With a payload capacity of 8.2kg (18lbs) the APZ is suitable for use with a wide range of telescopes including 140mm refractors 8” Schmidt-Cassegrains.
The high precision gearing system and friction stop mechanism on both axes guarantees stable and accurate manual adjustment. As with the AP EQ, the APZ can be motorised and fitted with the STAR BOOK ONE hand controller.
The Vixen APZ is truly a mount that can adapt and grow with you and your hobby.
|Slow Motion Control||RA Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement; DEC Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement|
|Quick Slewing Motion||Friction Stop Motion (adjustable) |
|Wheel Gear||RA 73.5mm in diameter - 144 tooth wheel gear; DEC 58.4mm in diameter, 144 tooth wheel gear|
|Worm Gear||RA 11.0mm in diameter, Brass; DEC 9.8mm in diameter, Brass |
|Horizontal Axis||59mm in diameter, Aluminium alloy, with friction stop mechanism|
|Vertical Axis||59mm in diameter, Aluminium alloy, with friction stop mechanism|
|Number of Bearings||6 Pieces|
|Maximum Loading weight||8kg (18lbs) (6kg (13lbs) if motor modules are used)|
|Weight||3.8kg (8.3lbs) including APZ counterweight |
|Counterweight||APZ counterweight 1.65kg (3.6lbs) |
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Nice mid weight alt-az mount
Thursday, 13 September 2018 | Neil
This is a very nice, albeit a little bit pricey, mid weight alt az mount. It is built to the usual excellent Vixen standard and the slo-mo controls are buttery smooth. I couple it with the Hal tripod to carry a Tak Mewlon 210 and it is lovely to use. I added the optional counterweight shaft and a 1.9kg weight but it is still very portable for me as a grab and go setup. I would give it 5 stars if it were less expensive.
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