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Manny Miles Porta II upgrades rock!

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#26 iceblaze


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:57 AM

Yes, they came from focus knobs:


Take a look at the "DEC150"


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:33 AM


Thanks for the link to focusknobs.com. A pair of these are now on my wish list for my Porta II.

Manny's bracket and panhandle do indeed rock!


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

I finally got mine set up and ready to go. Instead of changing dovetails on my OTAs, I just drilled an ADM saddle and mounted it on the bracket.

The TEC 6 looks great and I'm hoping for some clear skies to try it out soon.

Great job, Manny! :woohoo:


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

I just received my Manny Miles Porta II bracket and panhandle. With the upgrade, my Porta II on a Vixen HAL130 tripod (same as Vixen Starguy mount) no longer fits in the soft carrying bag I was using, because of the width. For those of you with the same or similar setup, what are you using for a carrying bag? Thanks.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:14 PM

Hi guys! I just wonder if this Vixen porta II mount can handle my set ups weight at around 7.5kg? My set up is an APM triplet APO 100mm f/8 light weight tube, 2" william optics diagonal + eyepeice and sometimes i will also use a bino with the setup.

I will get a little stronger tripod to make the set up more solid, do u guys think i need to make some changes to the mounthead it self or is it strong enough to handle my gear in a good way? Thanks Anders

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:21 PM


Are you still producing the Porta Mount brackets? I have seen a number of pictures of your fine handy work, and would like to get one for myself, if that is possible. You can reply via Cloudy Nights, or direct to jcs@johnsindorfmd.com. (Spammers, get in line. I already get enough spam to keep my inbox full.)



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