About the Vixen R200SS - 200mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope w/ Sphinx SXD2 Mount & Starbook Ten...
The remarkably fast 200mm (8") f/4 parabolic primary mirror of the Vixen R200SS Newtonian Reflector Telescope gives extremely sharp images with no chromatic aberration. The use of state-of-the-art coating technology yields the ideal surface for its f/4 primary Vixen Telescope mirror. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects.
The Vixen R200SS Newtonian Reflector Telescope large aperture and compact body make it ideally suited for astrophotography of nebulae, star clusters and comets. The use of the optional coma corrector allows for a sharp coma-free image from edge to edge, and the rack and pinion focusing mount, with an adapter, accepts 2" Vixen Eyepieces. The R200Ss Vixen Telescope includes Vixen''s Dual Speed focuser.
The NEW Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount with the ground breaking Go-To Vixen Telescope 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 Vixen Telescope 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 Vixen Telescope 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 of this Vixen Telescope Mount are inspected for strict concentricity and are lapped in the whole-circle for smooth movement.
What else is different about this Vixen Telescope Mount? 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.
Don'''t forget... We also carry many fine Vixen Accessories including Vixen Eyepieces, and Vixen Reducers and Adapters. There'''s a complete line of Vixen Telescope Mounts and Vixen Camera Mounts, too!
Vixen R200SS - 200mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope w/ Sphinx SXD2 Mount & Starbook Ten Features...
- Large aperture and compact body make it ideally suited for astrophotography of nebulae, star clusters and comets
- Dual speed 2" focuser with 1.25" adapter included
- State-of-the-art coating technology yields the ideal surface for its f/4 primary mirror
- Great for Prime Focus, Eyepiece Projection & Afocal Imaging
- Produces extremely sharp images with no chromatic aberration
- Remarkably fast 200mm (8") f/4 parabolic primary mirror
- Remarkable 0.58 arc second resolution
- Includes Dovetail Plate, Tube Rings and Carry Strap
- Features the Star Book Ten Hand Controller
- Internal placement of the the RA and DEC motors allow the motors to act as a built in counterweight
- Constructed of corrosion resistant stainless steel
- Includes sturdy HAL130 tripod
Vixen R200SS - 200mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope w/ Sphinx SXD2 Mount & Starbook Ten Specifications...
Optical Design: Parabolic Mirror Reflector
Focal Length: 800mm
Focal Ratio: f/4.0
Coating: Multi Coated
Resolving Power: 0.58 arc sec
Limiting Magnitude: 13.3
Light Gathering Power: 816x
Adapter Thread: 60mm/42mm for T Ring
Astrophotography: Prime Focus, Eyepiece Projection & Afocal Imaging
Visual Back: 31.7mm Push Fit Compression Ring
Focuser: Dual Speed
Optical Tube Length: 27.5" (700mm)
Optical Tube Diameter: 9.1" (232mm)
Optical Tube Weight: 11.7 lb
Accessories: Dual Speed Focuser, Dovetail Plate, Tube Rings, Carry Strap
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
Controller: STAR BOOK TEN
Optional Accessories: SXG Half Pillar, AC Power Source
Vixen Product Number: 25084DS
Customer Note: Image may depict optional accessories.