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Vixen Telescope AP Equatorial Mount

Vixen Telescope AP Equatorial Mount

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  • Stylish design
  • Friction control system
  • Simple polar alignment
  • Power supply system focusing on mobility and comfort


Equatorial mount from beginners to experienced observers

The Advanced Polaris equatorial mount is ideally suited for beginners who want to become familiar with equatorial mounts or experienced observers who want a simple grab-and-go mount. The AP mount securely supports your telescope optical tube for comfortable observation. With its friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object. A wide selection of optional accessories is available for the AP mount to meet your observation needs.

Stylish design

The new stylish and smart design removes a difficult image on astronomical telescopes. Together with just 3.6kg lightweight body (without counterweight), you can easily handle full-scale astronomical telescopes. The four AA batteries for power supply are integrated inside the body and adoption of internal electrical contacts eliminates successfully external wiring which exposed to the outside in the past.

Simply point the target objects by moving the optical tube by hands. The friction control system allows you to manually point the telescope at the object without using knobs and clamps.

Simple polar alignment

The optional polar meter can be attached on the equatorial mount for simple polar alignment. Even beginners can quickly align polar axis. For precision alignment, the polar axis scope is usually used, but the polar meter can outperform especially where Polaris is not visible.

Polar alignment scope PF-L

The polar alignment scope PF-L features the employment of three stars alignment system and a built-in dark field illuminator to enable alignment while looking into the polar alignment scope. This illumination powers off automatically to prevent unnecessary consumption of power. Corresponding to the polar alignment scope PF-L, we deliver free applications "PFL Assist" for smartphones and tablets that support polar alignment by visualizing a visible position in the constellation displayed.


R.A. slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole-circle movement
DEC slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole-circle movement
Worm axis Dia. 9.8mm, made of brass (RA & DEC)
RA, DEC axis (Material) Dia.59mm, friction-control (aluminum alloy)
Bearings Ball-bearing, 7 pcs.
Counterweight bar Dia. 20mm, Steel
Polar axis scope Polar alignment scope PF-L (Optional)
Azimuth adjustment Twin screw type with knob, range: 6.5°(1.4°/rotation)
Altitude adjustment Tangent screw type with bolt, range* 0-65°(1.9°/rotation)
Maximum loading capacity Approx. 6kg (Max. torque load 150kg-cm)
Dimensions 263x302x96mm
Weight 3.6kg without counterweight


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Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty

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