Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount
Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount

Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris ALT AZ Mount

Brand: Vixen Optics

Regular price $899.99 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Jul 20 and Jul 23. * ETA for USA only

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Why Buy From Stella Scopes

Vixen's newest mount is the APZ, Advanced Polaris Alt Az Mount. Ideally suited for both beginners and experienced observers who want a simple Grab and Go ALT AZ Mount. This easy to use, versatile telescope mount is designed with several modules that are joined together to produce the highly portable Advanced Polaris mount  With a loading weight of 18 lbs, this new alt az mount is ready for most telescopes. It can also be motorized and used with the STAR BOOK ONE hand controller for accurate tracking.  Whichever way you use the APZ mount you will be impressed with Vixen's quality and high standards throughout.  

Slow Motion Control: RA Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement; DEC Wheel and worm gears full circle micro movement

Quick Slewing Motion: Friction Stop Motion (adjustable)

Wheel Gear: RA 73.5mm in diameter - 144 tooth wheel gear; DEC 58.4mm in diameter, 144 tooth wheel gear 
Worm Gear:
RA 11.0mm in diameter, Brass; DEC 9.8mm in diameter, Brass

Horizontal Axis: 59mm in diameter, Aluminum alloy, with friction stop mechanism

Vertical Axis: 59mm in diameter, Aluminum alloy, with friction stop mechanism

Number of Bearings: 6 Pieces

Maximum Loading weight: 18 lbs (8kg) (13 lbs (6kg) if motor modules are used)

Dimensions: 178x258x104 mm

Weight: 8.3 lbs (3.8kg) including APZ counterweight

Counterweight: APZ counterweight 3.6lbs (1.65kg)

Optional Accessories: RA Motor Module with STAR BOOK ONE set, DEC motor module, APP-TL130 tripod, dovetail slide bar

Product Guarantee

At StellaScopes.com we stand behind every purchase that we make 100%. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase. Simply send the item back to us unused in it's original packaging within 30 days of it's delivery.

Extensive Manufacturer Warranty

All of our manufacturers offer very generous warranty coverage of the products sold through our store. Based upon which brand is purchased that item is also covered from defects in workmanship and quality.

Explore Scientific: 

  • Explore FirstLight Branded Products: Limited USA One Year Warranty.
  • Explore Scientific Branded Telescopes: Limited* USA One Year Warranty, Extendable to Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
  • Explore Scientific Branded Eyepieces: Limited* USA One Year Warranty, Extendable to Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
  • Explore Scientific Branded Non-Electronic Telescope Accessories: Limited* USA One Year Warranty, Extendable to Unlimited Lifetime Warranty

Levenhuk: All Levenhuk telescopes, microscopes, binoculars and other optical products, except for accessories, carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship; all accessories have a 6-month warranty. This warranty does not cover consumable parts, such as bulbs (incandescent, LED, halogen, energy-saving and other types of bulbs), batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable), electrical consumables, etc.

Vixen Optics:Every Vixen telescope, astronomical binocular, and mount is warranted by Vixen Optics to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 5 years from the date of original purchase in the U.S.A. and Canada. Five year warranty covers all non-electrical/mechanical parts. Electrical parts are warranted for 1 year from date of purchase.