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THIS IS AN AMAZING 1990'S ERA VIXEN SUPER POLARIS MOUNT IN SUPERB CONDITION. NO DINGS, DENTS, ALL PAINT IS INTACT, VERY SMOOTH GEAR ASSYS WITH NO BACKLASH WHATSOEVER, BETTER THAN THE SKY VIEW PRO! WILL ACCEPT THE SKY VIEW PRO DUAL AXIS MOTORS AND CONTROLS*. YOU WILL NEED TO DO SOME MINOR DYI MODIFICATIONS ON THE RA MOTOR OF THE SVP DUAL AXIS CONTROLLER TO MAKE IT FIT IN THE HOUSING. THE DEC MOTOR FITS PERFECTLY. WHEN I ACQUIRED THIS, I WAS AMAZED AT THE LACK OF USE OR ABUSE...WONDERFUL MOUNT. THE ORANGE EXTENDABLE LEGS WERE RATHER WORN SO I REPLACED THEM WITH A RED OAK TRIPOD ASSY OF MY OWN MANUFACTURER (FORMER JOURNEY LEVEL FINISH AND ROUGH-IN CARPENTER AS ONE OF MY TRADES). I USED BRASS SCREWS AS WELL AS HAND SELECTED RED OAK WITH A MINWAX COATING AND THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! THE LEGS ARE 45" LONG, TAPERED AND ANGLED AT THE BOTTOMS WITH RUBBER FEET ATTACHED SO NO MARING OF HARDWOOD FLOORS AND A SOLID ANCHOR TO ANY SURFACE. MOUNT HAS A BUBBLE LEVEL BUILT IN AND THE VIXEN POLAR AXIS SCOPE IS IN PERFECT CONDITION. I HAD A 5" MAK MOUNTED ON THIS WITH A 9 X 50MM FINDERSCOPE, DIELECTRIC DIAGONAL AND IT BALANCED PERFECTLY WITH THE INCLUDED 7.5 POUND COUNTERWEIGHT. THIS WILL HANDLE HEAVIER LOADS BUT YOU'LL NEED AN ADDITIONAL COUNTERWEIGHT TO GAIN THE FULL 20 POUND LOAD CAPACITY. DAMP TIME WITH THE 5" AT 254X IS ABOUT .5 SECONDS. MANUALLY TRACKING THE STARS WHEN POLAR ALIGNED WITH THE CELESTIAL POLE IS A COMFORTING BREEZE SINCE THE GEARTRAIN HAS ZERO BACKLASH. I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DISCONTINUED THIS SUPERB MOUNT. I HAVE SEVERAL OF THE ORION SKY VIEW PRO MOUNTS AND THEY DO HAVE TAKE-UP TIME ON THE RA AND DEC GEARING; CHINESE MFG. MY GUESS. WHEN VIXEN IS MENTIONED, YOU KNOW THEIR SCOPES AND MOUNTS ARE GREAT PERFORMERS, THIS MOUNT IS NO SLOUCH AND IS COMPACT ENOUGH THAT IT CAN GO ANYWHERE. I DON'T ATTACH THE INCLUDED ACCESSORY TRAY SO THAT I CAN SIMPLY USE THE SPREADER AND FOLD IT UP AND CARRY IT OUTSIDE, EASIER THAN REMOVING THE TRAY. I ONLY SELL GREAT ITEMS. I DON'T OFFER SHIPPING. TO CA ALONE IS $100 SO UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS A PICK-UP ITEM ONLY AT 98274, MOUNT VERNON, WA. AFTER PAYMENT IS RECEIVED RECEIVED AND VERIFIED BY PAYPAL YOU ARE FREE TO COME AND PICK THIS UP. GREAT MOUNT! I HAVE WAY TOO MANY MOUNTS AND TELESCOPES IN MY INVENTORY...A GREAT BUY FOR A GREAT MOUNT!!

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