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Vixen - GP2 Equatorial Mount

Model#: 3990

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The GP2 mount's aluminum die-cast body is strong and light with accurate tracking accomplished by dual 144-tooth aluminum worm wheels and a brass R.A. worm gear machined to better than 0.002-mm tolerance.

The Standard GP2 Mount comes fully equipped with metal setting circles, bubble-level, fine adjustment knobs for altitude/azimuth, and 3.7-kg (8-lb)counterweight are included.   Smooth Accurate Tracking with Vixen's GP2 Equatorial Mount makes it a platform for serious astronomers. This easy to use mount functions well for both the visual observer and the astrophotographer. The GP2 is an excellent choice for observers who want a simple, yet sturdy mount, with the ability to grow  (as shown below!)

Image above shows GP2 on optional Vixen HAL130 aluminum tripod

 Available Vixen Optional Equipment for the GP2 Equatorial Mount:  

  • Item #25141 - HAL130 Aluminum Tripod
  • Item #2576- SX Accessory Plate
  • Item #2661 - Dovetail Tube Plate
  • Item #2577 - 1.9 Kg Counterweight
  • Item #2578 - 2.8 Kg Counterweight
  • Item #2579 - 3.8 Kg Counterweight
  • Item #37912 - DD3 Motor Set
  • Item #3796 - Weight Shift Camera Brack.
  • Item #8800 - Flexible Handle
  • Item #3752 - MT-1 RA Dec Motor
  • Item #3817 - GP Counterweight Shaft
  • Item #3828 - Manual Clutch
  • Item #25167 - Half Pillar
  • Item #5460 - Triangle Accessory Tray
  • Item #7331 - Compass GP
  • Item #3881 - GP Aluminum Case
  • Item #3912 - 6x20 Polar Axis Scope
  • Item #8619 - Battery Box

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Product Series

The GP2 equatorial mount comes standard with tripod and counterweight. It is easy to use and functions well for both the visual observer and astrophotography. 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. Optional single axis or dual axis motors and controllers are available as is a polar alignment telescope and setting circles.

MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS • 144 Tooth Aluminum Worm gear in RA and Dec • Full Height Tripod operating range from 25.25" to 38.75" • Includes slow motion handles for easy tracking • Mount with Tripod Weight: 26 lbs • Mount Capacity: 30 Lbs • Includes 1-8.2 lb Counterweight • Variable Tension Locks • Universal GP Plate receiver allows many telescopes to mount • Optional: Polar Finder, Setting Circles and Drive Motors

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Additional Information

Name Vixen - GP2 Equatorial Mount
Manufacturer Vixen
Model 3990
Altitude Adjustment 0 to 62 degrees (2 degree increments)
Azimuth Adjustment Double screw fine adjustment
Counterweights 8.5 Ibs
DEC Coordinates Display Optional (Included in Polar Axis scope set)
DEC Slow Motion Axis 144-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
Motor Drive Optional, with STARBOOK-S or DD3 motor drive set
Payload Capacity 22 Ibs
Polar Axis Scope Optional
R.A. Coordinates Display Optional (Included in Polar Axis scope set)
R.A. Slow Motion Axis 144-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement