Vixen AP Mount with manual fine Adjustment
- Collapsible travel mount with manual fine adjustment
- The modular system can be dismantled in a few simple steps
- Ideal for air travel
- Built-in slip clutch mechanism
- Load capacity of up to 6 kg
- Lightweight and portable
- Can be upgraded with module for motor operation
- Dimensions: 263 x 302 x 96 mm / Weight: 3.6 kg
- Accessories: 1.0 kg counterweight
The AP mount provides a secure, stable support for your telescope. Thanks to the slip clutch mechanism, the mount can be adjusted quickly to the target object.
There is a wide range of optional accessories. The ADVANCED POLARIS mount is perfect for both beginners and advanced observers who require a lightweight travel mount.
The AP mount features an ultra-smooth finish without any projecting parts.
Simply place your telescope on the mount and move it to the desired celestial object without having to loosen any clamps!
QUICK POLAR ALIGNMENT
The slip clutches allow you to adjust the telescope to your target object easily – no more searching for adjustment clamps in the dark! An optional polar meter is available, which enables you to locate the celestial pole when it is hidden by trees or buildings.
OPTIONAL POLAR FINDER SCOPE
The innovative polar finder scope provides a new way to polar align your telescope. Simply align the stars in the crosshair reticle with the same stars in the night sky. Polar alignment is achieved using 3 reference stars. The polar finder is illuminated to facilitate orientation and switches off automatically after 3 minutes to save battery power.
OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY
The RA and DEC motor modules are powered by four AA alkaline, Ni-MH or Ni-CD batteries. The RA motor module has a USB Micro-B port for an external power supply. A USB power pack or car charging cable can be used for longer observation sessions.
OPTIONAL STAR BOOK ONE CONTROLLER
The STAR BOOK ONE is a multifunctional and intuitive controller that tracks in the RA and DC axis with a range of different speeds. The tracking options are designed for time lapse cameras at a wide range of speeds, including sidereal, lunar and solar rates. The controller also offers many useful functions such as backlash compensation, autoguider port, PEC and a built-in red LED light. The STAR BOOK ONE controller is designed for the AP-SM mount and is an integral part of the RA motor module.
The STAR BOOK ONE controller is not sold separately but is only available with the Motor Module Set!
- R.A. Worm wheels: 58.4 mm Ø gear wheel with 140 teeth
- DEC. Worm wheels: 58.4 mm Ø gear wheel with 140 teeth
- Azimuthal adjustment: Twin adjusting screws
- Altitude adjustment: Twin adjusting screws
- Number of ball bearings: 7
- Polar finder: Optional
- Motors: Optional
- Tracking: Manual fine adjustment
- Counterweight bar: 20 mm
- AP mount
- 1.0 kg counterweight
|GENERAL TECHNICAL DATA|
|Mount Type||German/Equatorial Mount|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|Total length||263 mm|
|Total width||302 mm|
|Total height||96 mm|
|Net weight (without access.)||3600 g|
|Load capacity||6 kg|
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