Vixen Advanced Polaris (AP) Modular EQ Mount

Vixen Advanced Polaris (AP) Modular EQ Mount
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Model:  vixen_ap_mount
Part Number:  79972
Brand:  Vixen

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The new AP mount is effectively a replacement for the venerable GP2 - a lightweight, portable EQ mount that can be upgraded with motors and manual or GOTO controller. Where it differs from the GP2 is in its modular design.

This is the manual model which features manual R.A and DEC axis both of which can be motorised using the upgrade motor modules available separately.

As shown in the diagram below, it can be broken down into various parts. This allows the mount to be used in a variety of different ways.

 

Specifications

R.A slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole circle micro movement
DEC slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole circle micro movement
R.A axis 59mm diameter Aluminium alloy
DEC axis 59mm diameter Aluminium alloy
Bearings 7 ball bearings
Counterweight bar 20mm diameter steel
Counterweight 1.0kg x 1
Polar scope Optional accessory
Altitude adjustment 0-65 degrees tangent screw bolts ~1.9° per rotation
Azimuth adjustment Twin screw knows - ~1.4° per rotation
Motor Drive Optional
Tracking / Slewing Manual operation
External power supply N/A
Loading weight 6kg / 13.2lb (Maximum torque load 150kg-cm)
Dimensions 263mm x 302mm x 96mm (at 35 degrees latitude)

 

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