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Vixen PORTA Mount (Item #3992) and NEW Mini-Porta Mount (Item #3992mini)
telescope purchase

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 changes 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.

Clear Skies,


Vixen Porta and Mini Porta Mounts


The Vixen PORTA and New Mini-Porta come equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. In addition, these are great mounts for terrestrial viewing. Our gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by simply turning the elevation and or azimuth control handles. The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on PORTA was developed by Vixen. This allows the PORTA to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars. Specifications:

Mount Type
Altazimuth Mount
Vertical and Horizontal slow motion
120 tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
Optical tube attachment
Dovetail plate attachment system
Maximum load weight                     20 lbs
10 lbs
Weight 5.5 kg/ 12 lbs including tripod
6lbs including tripod
Tripod Aluminum 2 section adjustable tripod, legs adjustable from 90cm to 130cm
Item #3992
Vixen Porta Mount
Item #3992mini
Vixen Porta Mount
Vixen Camera Adapter
Vixen Flexible Handle for Portamount
Porta Multi Plate
Vixen Triangle Accessory Tray
Item #3942 - Camera Tripod Adapter (1/4 in. thread)
Vixen Porta Mount
Item #8800 - Long flexible slow motion handle.
Vixen Porta Mount
Item #38011 - Adapter to hold a field scope or large binocular. $99.95
Vixen Porta Mount
Item #5460 - Sstorage tray for eyepieces and equipment.
Vixen Porta Mount
Your PORTAMount can be purchased as a complete package with the following Vixen Telescopes. Select your telescope model for more information.
A70LF with Mini-Porta
and VMC95L with Mini-Porta

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