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Opticron Binoculars & Telescopes

79951 Porta II Altazimuth Mount

 

Porta IIAward winning quality altazimuth mount built for simplicity, versatility and reliability. The perfect “grab and go” mount.

Designed to deliver quick and precise adjustments in vertical and horizontal directions by hand.

Includes fine adjustment handles for locating and tracking celestial objects.

Dovetail attachment system for maximum compatability with a wide range of optical tubes.

Supplied with removable tripod for quick and easy set-up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product features

Easy adjustmentEasy adjustment
The optical tube can be moved freely by hand and friction holds its position anywhere you stop it. This allows you to quickly and easily point the telescope at celestial objects you wish to view.

 

 

PortabilityPortability
The mount can be detached from the tripod by removing a single screw making it very easy to pack and transport.

 

 

Simple to useSimple to use
The Porta II adjustment system offers full circle slow motion movement. Handle positions of both altitude and azimuth slow motion controls can be altered in 45˚ increments. This allows the user to set the handles for a comfortable viewing position whatever size optical tube is used.

 

Accessory TrayAccessory tray
The mount is supplied with a circular accessory tray for holding eyepieces and small photographic accessories.

 

 

ToolsOnboard adjustment tools
Tools to adjust the tension of the friction system are housed on the mount. They are securely stored within the mount head but are quickly accessible.

 

 

 

Specifications Porta II Mount
Mount Altazimuth mount
Vertical and horizontal slow motion 120-tooth wheel gears whole-circle movement
Optical tube attachment Dovetail plate
Maximum loading weight About 5kg (11lb)
Weight 5.7kg (12.5lb) including tripod
Tripod Aluminium 2-section adjustable tripod, legs adjustable from 90cm to 130cm in length

 

Optional Accessories

Flexible handle
78800 Flexible Handle 300mm
Flexible slow-motion handle to reduce vibration during observation and object tracking.
Tripod adapter
78012 Tripod Adapter
Weight: 142g (5.01oz)
Used to attach the Porta II mount head to the Skypod tabletop tripod or an SX half pillar.
Photographic Adapter
73942 Photographic Tripod Adapter
This adapter allows the Porta II mount head to be used with a camera tripod with 1/4” thread.
Porta Carry Case
79969 Porta Carry Case
Suitable for use with Porta II and Mini Porta
Porta Multi Plate
78011 Multi-Plate
Plate to hold a fieldscope or large binocular on the Porta II Mount