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Vixen PORTA II Alt-azimuth Mount (Japan Edition)

Extremely popular and light mount that is commonly used for casual stargazing. Compatible with countless small telescopes with dovetail mount connections..

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S$ 499.00

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One of the top selling mounts in the world of astronomy! The PORTA II mount from Japanese telescope supplier Vixen is an affordable yet extremely capable altazimuth mount for both new telescope users and seasoned hobbyists. An altazimuth mount allows the user to move the optical instrument in both x- and y-axes. PORTA II's revolutionary design allows you to swing a telescope in both vertical and horizontal directions while maintaining its alignment with simple friction. It is simple friction which holds the axes in the final position. Comes with a tripod with aluminum adjustable legs.

Two slow motion controls along both horizontal and vertical directions allow you to track moving objects in the night sky with ease, which is very useful at high magnification. The PORTA II mount is also a great choice for nature watchers as birdwatching scopes or huge telephoto lenses with DSLR cameras can be attached with an optional PORTA Multi-Plate. 

The PORTA II mount comes with the famous Vixen dovetail attachment system which has now become the world standard that most major telescope manufacturers adopt. So this allows attachment of ANY telescope with a dovetail mounting design.

PORTA II mount is a delight to use with small to mid-sized telescopes/spotting scopes of not more than 5kg. It is also very lightweight and portable. 

Select this Sky-Watcher AZ4 Mount instead if you think the PORTA II is too small and lightweight for your 6" refractor or 8" SCT!

PORTA II has unique features not normally found in other altazimuth mounts:

 Mount model  Vixen PORTA II Alt-azimuth      
 Vertical & horizontal movements    Worm & wheel gears with 120-tooth whole-circle friction control
 movement, with slow motion rigid handles 
 Optical tube connection   Dovetail-plate system 
 Maximum loading weight  5kg
 Weight  5kg
 Tripod legs  2-section aluminum, height adjustable from 705mm to 1200mm
 Country of origin  China