The Vixen Porta II mount is an azimuthal mount in award-winning Vixen quality. It is ideal for beginners or experienced astronomers looking for a Grab-and-Go setup thanks to its simplicity, versatility and reliability. It has been specially developed to make fast and precise observations in vertical and horizontal orientation with your telescope without having to operate a complicated GEM setup.
The mount includes fine adjustments with handles for a fine tracking of celestial objects and the dovetail mounting system (Vixen Standard) ensures maximum compatibility of a wide range of telescopes. The mount head can be quickly removed from the tripod via an M10 screw, making the system very transportable
The Vixen Porta II mount in detail:
Easy handling: The Porta II does not require clamping, it has a slip clutch, which makes it easy to adjust the mount to an object. It automatically holds your position and is therefore very easy to use for everyone. The Porta II mount head can be disassembled by removing a single screw, making it also very portable.
Easy to use: The Porta II adjustment system provides slow motion movements in full circle. Grip positions as well as height and azimuth slow motion controls can be changed in 45° increments. This allows the user to use the handles for a comfortable position, whichever sized optical tube used. The accessory holder is provided with cut-outs for your eyepieces.
It can also be used to hold smaller photo accessories. The holder is mounted via a centrally mounted screw. A convenient built-in tool key is installed under the rubber mat and can be used to adjust the friction of the slip clutch.
360° fine movement through worm gears
No axle clamping required
Slip clutch friction system
Dovetail system (compatible with GP and Sphinx mount)
Adjustment by up to 45° possible
Mounting of tubes up to 155mm aperture.
Total net weight: 5.7kg
Vixen Porta II Mount
2 handles for fine adjustment
Storage plate for accessories
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24-48hrs. Some items may be 'Special Order Items' and require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.
All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95
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Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: Norther Ireland: from €19.50+
Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.
Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time.
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 72 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: European Union: from €18.95+
Shipping available for items upto a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 27kg.
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Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 48 - 72 hrs
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