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Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One & Tripod - 58705HAL130

Vixen Optics   ——   SKU: VIX-58705HAL130
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About the Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One & Tripod...

The NEW Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount with the ground breaking Go-To mount technology featuring the optional Vixen Starbook Ten.

 

Vixen has reworked the design and manufacture of its innovative SXD Mount. The new Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount has a greater loading capacity and is more rigid enabling a more steady platform for astrophotography. The quieter Stepping motors ensure you of smooth, quiet slewing with quick response to commands. The new Star Book Ten, available previously on the SXP Mount, features an intuitive Star Chart Go-To System on a high definition LCD Screen. Features of the ten include night vision screen, hibernate mode, VPEC and PPEC, and optional built in autoguider.

 

Increased Loading Capacity: Both the RA and DEC Axes of the Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount are made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears. This enables the mount to carry loads of up to 50 lbs (including counterweights) for astrophotography.

 

Smooth RA and DEC Movement: The inside of the new Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount is very different from the previous SX Mounts. Bearings have been added to the shafts of the RA and DEC axes and the screw gear shafts. The worm screw gears are inspected for strict concentricity and are lapped in the whole-circle for smooth movement.

 

What else is different? Add the new Advance Unit, an expansion unit designed for the STAR BOOK TEN controller. The installation of the Advance Unit in the STAR BOOK TEN controller to the Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount enhances your autoguiding capabilities. With this unit installed you can view an image from a CCD-based imaging camera, record to or play back from a SD/SDHC card and adjust the shutter exposure controls of a DSLR camera.

 

 

Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One & Tripod Features...

 

  • Greater loading capacity and is more rigid enabling a more steady platform for astrophotography

     

     

  • 180 Tooth whole circle movement

     

     

  • Carry loads of up to 50 lbs (including counterweights) for astrophotography.

     

     

  • Made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears

     

     

  • Quieter Stepping motors ensure you of smooth, quiet slewing with quick response to commands

     

     

  • Includes sturdy HAL130 tripod

 

 

Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One & Tripod Specifications...

RA Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement

DEC Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement

RA Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 minute increments

DEC Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 arc minute increments

Polar Axis Scope: SX Polar Axis Scope (pre-installed)

Altitude Adjustment: 0 to 70 deg, separated by 3 zones for fine adjustment w/ tangent screws (+- 15 deg)

Go-To Controller: STAR BOOK TEN, 1200x max slewing speed

Sphinx SXD2 Manual

Power Connecting Terminal: DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class 4

Dimensions: 36cmx 36cmx 12 cm

Weight: 19.3 lbs (excluding counterweights)

Counterweights: 4.2lb and 8.15 lb

Vixen Optics Product Number: 58705HAL130

 

Some specifications may be applied to Starbook 10 models.