Vixen Advanced Polaris EQ Mount with Tripod

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  • A solid, lightweight German equatorial mount; perfect for grab and go
  • Manual slow motion controls provide silent, smooth movements
  • Design is easy to upgrade with motors and other components
  • Made with fast refractors and other lightweight OTA’s in mind
  • 13.2 pound weight capacity
  • Comes with one 2.2 pound counterweight
  • AL130 Tripod is metal and has adjustable legs
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  • Description

    The Vixen Advanced Polaris is an easy to use, versatile manual German equatorial mount that is designed to be easily transformed into a variety of configurations. This classic equatorial mount is ideally suited for both beginners, who want a simple to use equatorial mount, and experienced observers, who want a basic Grab and Go Equatorial Mount.

    The Advanced Polaris Mount securely supports your telescope for comfortable night sky observing. With its friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object, and slow motion controls on both RA and Dec allow for smooth manual movements once your choice of object is in the field of view.

    A wide selection of accessories and modules are available to customize the Advanced Polaris mount as you see fit. This manual EQ mount comes with the Vixen AL130 Tripod and a 2.2 pound counterweight.

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    What's Included

    • Vixen Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount
    • 2.2 lb. counterweight
    • AL130 Tripod

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial

    Load Capacity:

    13.2 lb.

    RA and DEC Slow Motion:

    Worm and Wheel Gears

    Number of Teeth:


    RA Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Declination Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Altitude Adjustment:

    0° ~ 65 degrees latitude

    Azimuth Adjustment:

    1.4° per rotation

    Number of Bearings:


    Counterweight Bar:

    20mm diameter


    2.2 lb.



    RA Tracking/ Slewing:


    External Power Supply:

    Power not required


    AL130, adjustable from 21 to 45.5 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    6.6 pounds

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