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( 4 / 5 )
Product no.: 49957

Porta II mount with APP-TL130 tripod

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Product description

More about the series Porta...

The Porta II is a solid altazimuth mount with a 20lb payload capacity and features Slow Motion Flexible Handles to minimize vibrations and keep your view sharp. This is very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects.

The mount head is easily removed to allow for a switch to a heavier tripod. In addition, this is a great mount for terrestrial viewing. With no locks or clutches, our gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by turning the elevation and/or azimuth control handles. The Porta II Mount features slow motion control of both axes, solid central bolt for easy tripod change, flex handles and accessory tray.

The APP-TL130 tripod was developed for the Advanced Polaris mount, it it is also compatible with the Porta II, GP and fork mounts from Vixen.

The APP-TL130 tripod guarantees both portability and stability for astronomical observations. Retracted it measures only 60 centimeters and is therefore an ideal companion for people on the go. The tripod can be extended to a maximum height of 130 centimeters. The tips of the tripod legs have a retractable rubber cover, which protects the floor from scratches.

Delivery contents include:

Porta slow-motion extender, 300mm; for fine movement of RA and DEC axes

Specifications

Capacity


Designation
PORTA II
Max. additional load capacity (kg)
5
Worm gear teeth (RA) (piece)
120
Appropriate for...
OTAs with an outer diameter of less than 16cm

Special features


Fine adjustment
yes
Manual tracking
yes
Accessory tray
yes
Fitting for prism rail
yes (Vixen style)
GoTo system
no

Equipment


Accessory plate
no
Motor-powered
no
Other contents
Slow motion cable
Tripod <p>
Tripod

Tripod


Max. tripod height (cm)
130
Tripod weight (kg)
3
Tripod material
Aluminium
Tripod bag
yes

General


Total weight (kg)
6
Series
Porta
Type
Mount
Type of build
Azimuthal
Vixen Porta II mount with APP-TL130 tripod
Practical tool tray with magnetic holder.
Vixen Porta II mount with APP-TL130 tripod
Most telescopes have the standard Vixen connection, with which they can easily be attached to the mount.
Vixen Porta II mount with APP-TL130 tripod
The resistance of the slip clutch is adjustable and so can be adapted to optics of different weights.
Vixen Porta II mount with APP-TL130 tripod
Tripod bag

Customer reviews

Good yet expensive mount for grab-and-go

Review by db2005 on 13.01.2018 16:40:14

( 4 / 5 )

The main advantages of this mount are ease of use, portability and light weight. Perfect for grab-and-go observing with small, light telescopes.

Stability is roughly the same as the Porta mount with aluminium tripod, but the APP-TL130 tripod is easier to move around despite being slightly heavier.

Stability is acceptable with a small refractor like the A80mf (f/11.3) or typical 80 mm ED (f/7.5-ish) scopes. Stability is however completely unacceptable with ED100 f/9 scopes despite being within rated weight limits.

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