Vixen Train and Track Motor Drive for Porta Mount # SGTNT

Our Price: $279.00
Free shipping for this item in the US Click here for more info

Contiguous US Customers:
All items we sell ship for free within the Contiguous US. Shipping will be via the cheapest shipping method which will vary depending on the items in your order. During checkout, you may also be shown other optional faster shipping choices.

US Customers in Hawaii and Alaska:
Free shipping applies to almost all products. A few large telescopes and mounts are excluded from this free shipping offer. For these items, please contact us to obtain a shipping quote before you check out using the online shopping cart.

International Customers:
Free shipping does not apply to international orders. During check-out, you will be presented with several shipping choices and costs. However, the export of some items may be restricted outside the US due to size or manufacturer restrictions.

Manufacturer SKU: SGTNT
Item Can Ship: To US / Canada Only
Vixen Train and Track Motor Drive for Porta Mount # SGTNT

More Views

  • Vixen Train and Track Motor Drive for Porta Mount # SGTNT

Product Details

The Train-N-Track (TNT) system for Vixen's Porta II Mount is a basic alt-az motor drive system with adjustable or trainable tracking. With alt-azimuth mounts, the motor speeds will vary greatly depending on what area of the sky you are viewing.  In some situations, the altitude motor will run very fast and the azimuth motor will run very slowly. In other areas of the sky, the opposite will be true. Completely computerized alt-az systems will track automatically in any part of the sky. The TNT, however, requires that you adjust the motor speeds for your position.

The adjustment, or training, is very simple. Once you become familiar with the process it can be accomplished in about 30 seconds and tracking will continue for 10 minutes or more without noticeable drifting. At that point you will need to do another simple training adjustment. Quick slewing can be accomplished, without adjusting the tracking speed, by simply pressing one key. This feature allows for re-centering an object without changing the carefully adjusted tracking speed.

The TNT motor drive system includes adjustable speeds on both axes and high speed centering. The friction drives also allow you to move the telescope around manually by hand at any time, in both altitude and azimuth, without unlocking any clutches. You just let go and the drive takes over.

The Porta Mount TNT is battery driven using 8 AA batteries and includes complete instructions. Installing the motors on the Porta II Mount is simple. (Porta Mount Sold Separately). TNT Motors shown on StarGuy Alt Az Mount (SG5863M) for reference, but mount is not included.

Manufacturer part number: SGTNT