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Equatorial Mounts - Vixen Sphinx SX2 Mount W/Tripod & STAR BOOK ONE
Equatorial Mounts - Vixen Sphinx SX2 Mount W/Tripod & STAR BOOK ONE

Vixen Sphinx SX2 Mount w/Tripod & STAR BOOK ONE

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    Vixen Optics
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    Vixen's Advanced Polaris Photo Guider is a lightweight star tracker for long exposure astrophotography with the same precision of the AP Mount and ease of portability. The AP Photo guider Mount comes with the STAR BOOK ONE controller that provides you both accurate tracking over long periods and comfortable operation. When using a moderate size telephoto lens, the Advanced Polaris Photo Guider will product images of bright Messier objects.

    The AP Photoguider includes the STAR BOOK ONE Hand controller for smooth accurate tracking. The STAR BOOK ONE controller features variable tracking and slewing speeds as well as backlash compensation and PEC. The hand controller is autoguider ready for great astrophotography. Read more about the STAR BOOK ONE here.

    The Advanced Polaris Photoguider includes aPolar Alignment Scope for this mount. This Polar scope uses a simple alignment process using 2 known stars in the proper location of the reticle. No hour angle setting is required.



    • Mount: Advanced Polaris Mount R.A. Body unit with Mount base
    • Motor Drive: R.A. Motor Module and STAR BOOK ONE controller
    • Tripod: APP -TL130 Tripod
    • RA Slow Motion/DEC Slow Motion:Worm and Wheel Gears with 140 Tooth whole circle micro-movement
    • RA Axis:59mm diameter, aluminum alloy
    • DEC Axis:59mm diameter, aluminum alloy
    • Azimuth Adjustment:Twin screw knobs About 1.4 deg per rotation
    • Altitude Adjustment:Latitude between 0deg ~ 65deg with a tangent screw bolts about 1.9 deg per rotation Number of Bearings:7 Pieces- Ball Bearings
    • Counterweight Bar:20mm Diameter Steel
    • Counterweight:1.0 Kg Drive Motor: Pulse Motor
    • PG Mount Head Unit; Dovetail Slide Bar PG, Polar Alignment Scope

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