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Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One - 58704

Vixen Optics   ——   SKU: VIX-58704
$3,627.22 CAD
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About the Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One...

The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience designing German Equatorial Mounts. The Vixen SPHINX SXP mount and optional STAR BOOK TEN hand controller display the best in portable GoTo technology. This new generation of hand held controllers features a high definition LCD screen and the technology to show you the sky before your telescope takes you there.

 

Motors: The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount features pulse motors designed to react smoothly and accurately. The micro slow motion control assures you of smooth operation.

 

R.A and DEC: The R.A. and DEC wheels have 180 teeth. They are high precision machined wheels and worm gears made of brass for the most accurate tracking possible. The R.A. and DEC shafts on the Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount are comprised of strong carbon steel. The rotational parts have 15 bearings. All this to provides smooth tracking and slewing.

 

Unique Mount Design: The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount is designed so that the mount body acts as part of the counterweight system.

 

Periodic Error Correction: Data from you input is saved for your next observing session.

 

Polar Axis Scope: The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount includes a built in 6x20 polar axis scope. It features a bubble level, illuminated reticle, and setting accuracy within 3 minutes.

 

Starbook One Functions: Celestial, Solar, Lunar, and King'''s Rate Tracking, Slewing Speeds Variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal , Backlash Compensation, PEC, Autoguider port, Screen Brightness Adjustable, Direction Keys, Red LED Light

 

 

Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One Features...

 

  • Builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience designing German Equatorial Mounts

     

     

  • Designed so that the mount body acts as part of the counterweight system

     

     

  • Includes a built in 6x20 polar axis scope

     

     

  • Features a bubble level, illuminated reticle, and setting accuracy within 3 minutes

     

     

  • Micro slow motion control assures you of smooth operation

 

 

Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount w/ Starbook One Specifications...

R.A. Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter;

Material: Brass

DEC Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter;

Material: Brass

Worm Gears: 9mm Diameter; Material: Brass

R.A. Axis: 40mm Diameter; Material: Carbon Steel

DEC Axis: 40mm Diameter; Material: Carbon Steel

Bearings: 15 Bearings

Counterweight Bar: 20mm Diameter; Retractable

Altitude Adjustment: 0 to 70 deg; (Fine Adjustment with Tangent screw: - 15 deg, 3 step elevation) Approx 0.8 deg per rotation

Azimuth Adjustment: Double screw Fine Adjustment: Approx +/- 7 deg; 2 deg per rotation

Drive Motor: Stepping (Pulse) Motor with 300pps

Telescope Controller: STAR BOOK ONE

Power Consumption: DC 12 volts, 0/45~2.2A, 0.6~2.5A(Maximum)

Controller: STAR BOOK Hand Controller ; D-Sub9 pin Male Plug

Maximum Loading Weight: 16kg/35 lbs + Counterweights

Counterweights: 1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs ; 3.7kg/8 lbs

Dimensions: 13.5 x 14 x5 inches

Weight: 11 kg/ 24.25 lbs (without counterweight)

Vixen Optics Product Number: 58704