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Vixen GP2 Equatorial Mount Body with Counterweight.

SKU: VXGP2 MFR: 3990
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About the Vixen GP2

The GP2 equatorial mount by Vixen is easy to use and functions well for both the visual observer and the astrophotographer. The declination and right ascension functions with 144-tooth aluminum worm gears allowing accurate tracking. Motion is controlled by included control knobs for accurate slewing. The polar altitude adjustment varies from 0° to 62° in altitude.

Vixen GP2 Includes

  • Vixen GP2 Equatorial Mount Body Only
  • Counterweight
  • Counterweight Balance Arm
  • Short Hand Control
  • Long Hand Control
  • Instruction Manual
  • Vixen 5 Year Warranty

Vixen GP2 Features

  • High-quality equatorial mount for precise alignment of north/south celestial pole
  • Built-in bubble level
  • Smoother Telescope Movements: Optional Single (SD-1) or Dual Axis (DD-1) motors controls right ascension or declination axis motor
  • Optional SkySensor for Easier Navigation: The Vixen SkySensor 2000 navigational system, in combination with a Vixen GP, GP-DX, GP-E, SP or SP-DX equatorial mount, achieves highly accurate "Go To" pointing and tracking of celestial objects
  • Celestial North/South Alignment: Optional Vixen 6x20mm Polar Axis Scope with Illuminator helps home in on true north thereby assuring precise alignment
  • Added Convenience of Half Pillar: The optional Vixen Half Pillar is a 9" (23 cm) extension tube for telescope mounts providing increased observing comfort for observations near zenith when using long focal length telescopes
  • Rear Ascension and Declination Axes: Whole circle micro-movement
  • Rear Ascension Slow-Motion Control Knob and Declination Slow-Motion Control Knob: Attachable to either side, 2.5" (63.5mm) per revolution
  • Azimuth Adjustment: +/-5° about 1° per revolution of adjustment knob
  • Rear Ascension Shaft: Maximum diameter 62mm (2.4")
  • Weight Shaft: Diameter 20mm (0.8")

Vixen GP2 Specifications

Adjustments Polar altitude adjustment varies from 0-62° in altitude
Altitude Adjustment 0-62°: about 2° per revolution of adjustment screw
Maximum Loading Weight 15.4 lbs (7 kg) (approx)
Weight Net: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
Counterweight 8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
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