Vixen Telescopes and Mounts

Vixen GPD2 Equatorial Mount (Item #3991)

Vixen GPD2 Mount Vixen has been making versions of the GP mount almost since the inception of the company.The original Polaris Mount, evolved through refinements to the Great Polaris Mount and now, with further refinements, is the GPD2 Mount. As with all versions, the GPD2 incorporates the same care and precision that is evident in all Vixen products. This includes 100% inspection and testing on the drive gears of all mounts.You can rest assured that when you purchase a GPD2 mount it is going to work right out of the box. To give you added assurance when this mount is purchased through an authorized Vixen Optics dealer, your 5 year warranty is included.
lear Skies, MrStarGuy
The GPD2 equatorial mount is the stronger and heftier of the GP mounts. With its solid steel R. A. and Declination axes and brass worm gears, this mount will hold up to years of heavy use. In order to assure accurate tracking for astrophotography, the worm gears are especially machined to a very high precision that minimizes periodic error. In Tony Hallas' review in Astronomy he states Vixen's GPD2 EQ Mount"..features portability, superb craftsmanship, and high quality tracking". Read his full review Here. The GPD2 Equatorial Mount is equipped with a polar axis scope with a built in variable intensity illuminator. Add the D3M Motor Set for smooth and accurate Tracking. Read the review in Astronomy and Photography Online.
Vixen GPD2 Telescope Mount
Vixen GPD2 Polar Axis Scope
Vixen GPD2 Mount
Vixen GPD2 Mount Illuminator
GPD2 Polar Axis Scope
Polar Alignment
Built in Illuminator
6x20 Polar Axis scope usable for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Simple procedure to align to Polaris.
Variable intensity illuminator for the polar axis scope.

GPD2 Specifications:

R.A. Slow Motion Axis 144-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
DEC Slow Motion Axis 144-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
R.A. Graduations 10 min increments
DEC Graduation 2 degree increments
Polar Axis Scope 6x20mm, wide 8 degree field of view
Altitude Adjustment 0 to 62 degrees (2 degree increments)
Aximuth Adjustment Double screw fine adjustment
Motor Drive Optional DD3 motor drive set
Maximum Loading Weight 35 lbs.
Counterweight 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) and 3.7 kg (8.15 lbs)
Weight 8.5 kg/ 18.7 lbs (without counterweight)

Vixen's DD3 Motor Set includes DD3 controller, two MT-1WT motors and a battery box.
Set $349
Vixen GPD2 Mounts

  • Drive Speed: Sidereal rate, 1.5x, 2x, and 32x, pause and reverse motions
  • Electricity Consumption: 0.8ampere (max)
  • Voltage: DC 7.5 to 12 volts
  • Batteries: 8 x D Batteries (Not Included)
  • Continuous Operation Duration: About 20 hours with Alkaline Batteries
  • Operation Temperature: 14° to 122°
  • Applicable Mounts: GP2, GPD2, GP, GP=DX, GP-E

GPD2 Mount System Diagram

Vixen GPD2 Mounts
GPD2 Mount (Item #3991) $999
Vixen GPD2 Mounts
GPD2 Mount w/tripod (Item #3991HAL130) $1149
GPD2 Mount Accessories
  • Item #2576- SX Accessory Plate
  • Item #2661 - Dovetail Tube Plate
  • Item #2577 - 1.9 Kg Counterweight
  • Item #2578 - 2.8 Kg Counterweight
  • Item #2579 - 3.8 Kg Counterweight
  • Item #37912 - DD3 Motor Set
  • Item #3796 - Weight Shift Camera Bracket
  • Item #3817 - GP Counterweight shaft
  • Item #3828 - GP Slow Motion Knob
  • Item #8800 - Flexible Handle
  • Item #3752 - MT-1 RA Dec Motor
  • Item #3828 - Manual Clutch
  • Item #25167 - Half Pillar
  • Item #5460 - Triangle Accessory Tray
  • Item #7331 - Compass GP
  • Item #3881 - GP Aluminum Case
  • Item #3912 - 6x20 Polar Axis Scope
  • Item #8619 - Battery Box

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