Vixen PORTA II Alt Az Mount (Item #5863)
Sturdy Grab and Go Lightweight Altazimuth Mount

For so many years the beginning astronomer was forced to buy a mount that was unstable and almost useless when viewing at high power. More often than not, the frustration of using an unstable mount resulted in the telescope only being used for one night and being left in a closet to collect dust. The Porta mount changed all that. It is one of Vixen's proudest designs. The combination of smooth movement, rigid design and stable platform makes your first use a pleasure and will bring you back to view more and more of the night sky. The Universe Today says "The Porta Mount II is quality through and through, it's not going to just fall apart on you and it would be oh-so-easy to adapt any number of other scopes right to it just as easily as the R130Sf went into place." Read the full review.

Clear Skies,

The Porta II Telescope Mount 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 Sky at Night says: "When moving the telescope around the sky with this mount, we found any vibrations quickly dampened down. The whole system was very stable, even when the tripod was at its maximum extended height"*. 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.

*Read the full Review of the Porta Mount from Sky at Night

Vixen Porta II Telescope Mount
Vixen Porta Mount
The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on PORTA II was developed by Vixen. This allows the PORTA II to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars.
Vixen Dovetail Attachemnt
Vixen Porta II Mount
Vixen Porta II Mount Tool Set
Removable Tripod Head
Convenient Tool Set


Port II Altazimuth Mount



Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 35.4" to 51" (90cm to 130cm)

Mount Weight

15 lbs including tripod

Load Capacity

20 lbs

Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion

120 Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system

Telescope Attachment

Dove Tail Plate


Flexible Slow Motion Handles (2), Accessory Tray, Tool Kit

Vixen Porta II Mount Head
Now Available.
The Porta II Head for use on Your Vixen HALSXG or Skypod Tripod. This is the same head that is on our sturdy Porta II mount. Complete with Dovetail attachment system and tool kit. Item #5863Head

Vixen Porta Mount

New TRAIN AND TRACK Motor for the Porta II.  This combination includes the complete motor and the award winning Porta II Mount with simple assembly instructions and all the necessary tools. 5863M

Vixen Porta Mount

Or Purchase the Train and Track for your Porta. $279
Vixen Porta Mount

Vixen Porta II Mount with Train and Track Motor

The Train-N-Track (TNT) system for the Porta Mount is a basic alt-az motor drive system with adjustable or trainable tracking. With alt-azimuth mounts, the motor speeds will vary greatly depending on what area of the sky you are viewing. The TNT motor drive system includes adjustable speeds on both axes and high speed centering. The friction drives also allow you to move the telescope around by hand without unlocking any clutches. You just let go and the drive takes over. With a little practice, objects can be kept in the eyepiece for 10 minutes or more.

The Porta Mount TNT is battery driven using  8 AA batteries and includes complete instructions. Installing the motors on the Porta II Mount is simple.

Vixen Porta Mount Carry Bag NEW! Porta Mount carry case. Includes pouch for tray and handles. Making the Porta Mount even more portable!
Vixen Porta Mount
NEW Package - Purchase Your Porta II Mount with the carry case. Item # 5863C
Vixen Porta Mount

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Item #3942 - Camera Tripod Adapter (1/4 in. thread)
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Item #8800 - Long flexible slow motion handle.
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Item #38011 - Adapter to hold a field scope or large binocular. $99.95

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Item #25161 - HAL130 Tripod

Vixen Porta Mount
Your Porta II Mount can be purchased as a complete package with the following Vixen Telescopes.
Select your telescope model for more information.
A70Lf, A80Mf, R130Sf, VMC110L , and ED80S

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