Vixen APZ Advanced Polaris Alt-Az Mount

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  • Heavy-duty Alt-Azimuth mount can be motorized later on!
  • Precision slow motion controls in altitude and azimuth
  • No worries about power or electronics; it can go anywhere
  • Holds up to 18 pounds of equipment
  • Perfect for telescopes, spotting scopes and cameras
  • Counterweighted on opposite side for balance
  • Includes the TL130 Tripod with adjustable metal legs
  • Accepts upgrades such as RA & Dec motors, Starbook One and more
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  • Description

    Want an alt-azimuth mount that can grow with you? Take a look at the Vixen APZ Advanced Polaris Alt Az Mount. This manual slow-motion, friction-controlled AZ mount handles up to 18 pounds. Your telescope, spotting scope, or camera will connect easily via the Vixen-style saddle. A 3.6 pound counterweight is located opposite your equipment to help balance the load. This high quality altitude-azimuth mount comes with the Vixen TL130 tripod, making it ready to go when you are.

    There are a lot of alt-az mounts on the market today, but not many that are upgradeable! However, because this is an Advanced Polaris mount, you can add motors (both RA and Declination), the Star Book One controller, and other AP components to morph the APZ into a dual-axis drive mount that tracks the stars for both visual and photographic applications.  Alternatively, you could leave it just the way it comes out of the box—as a sleek, sturdy, well-machined alt-az mount that can accompany you on no-fuss, no-muss telescope or nature adventures.

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    What's Included

    • Vixen APZ Alt-Azimuth Mount
    • 3.6 pound counterweight
    • Vixen Dovetail Slot
    • APP-TL130 Tripod

  • Dimensions & Specifications


    AP Alt-Azimuth

    Mount Movements:


    Quick Slewing Motion:

    Friction Stop Motion

    Load Capacity:

    18 pounds

    Slow Motion:

    Worm and Wheel Gears

    Wheels Number of Teeth:


    Wheel Gear:

    RA 73.5mm diameter, DEC 58.4mm diameter

    Worm Gear:

    RA 11mm diameter, DEC 9.8mm diameter, brass

    Horizontal/Vertical Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy



    Mount Dimensions:

    7 x 10 x 4 inches

    Mount Weight:

    8.3 pounds including ctwt


    AZP, weighs 3.6 lb.


    TL130, adjustable from 22.4 to 51 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    12 pounds

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