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Vixen - GPD2 Equatorial Mount - (Hal-130 Tripod)

Model#: 3991Hal130

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Vixen's GPD2 Equatorial Mount


The design of the GPD2 mount accommodates the attachment of heavier optical tubes and provides accurate tracking of objects. Add the new Vixen Starbook S package for complete Go-To capabilities. Choose this package if you think that you’ll want to own just one mount able to expand the optical system you put on it. Here you are getting a worm gear machined to 2/1000ths of a millimeter precision that allows for extremely critical tracking performance needed for Astrophotography. Definitely a package that will keep the best of Amateur Astronomers happy for years to come and still easy to use. Add the D2M Motor Drive Set for easy tracking. The DD2 Motor Set includes DD-2 controller, two MT-1WT motors and a battery box.

 

"Vixen has been making versions of the GP mount almost since the inception of the company.The original Polaris Mount, evolved through refinements to the Great Polaris Mount and now, with further refinements, is the GPD2 Mount. As with all versions, the GPD2 incorporates the same care and precision that is evident in all Vixen products. This includes 100% inspection and testing on the drive gears of all mounts.You can rest assured that when you purchase a GPD2 mount it is going to work right out of the box. To give you added assurance when this mount is purchased through an authorized Vixen Optics dealer, your 5 year warranty is included." Clear Skies, MrStarGuy.


The GPD2 equatorial mount is the stronger and heftier of the GP mounts and holds almost 50% more weight. With it’s solid steel R. A. and Declination axes and brass worm gears this mount will hold up to years of heavy use. In order to assure accurate tracking for astrophotography the worm, gears are especially machined to a very high precision that minimizes periodic error. It is easy to use and functions well for both the visual observer and astrophotography. Motion is controlled by included control knobs for accurate slewing. The polar altitude adjustment varies from 0° to 62° in altitude. Add the DD3 Motor Set for accurate tracking. Optional single axis or dual axis motors and controllers are available as are a polar alignment telescope with setting circles.


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The GPD2 equatorial mount is the stronger and heftier of the GP mounts. With it's solid steel R. A. and Declination axes and brass worm gears this mount will hold up to years of heavy use. In order to assure accurate tracking for astrophotography the worm, gears are especially machined to a very high precision that minimizes periodic error. The GPD2 holds almost 50% more weight than the GP2 and comes standard with tripod and counterweight. It is easy to use and functions well for both the visual observer and astrophotography. Motion is controlled by included control knobs for accurate slewing. The polar altitude adjustment varies from 0° to 62° in altitude.

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Name Vixen - GPD2 Equatorial Mount - (Hal-130 Tripod)
Manufacturer Vixen
Model 3991Hal130