Designed for the astrophotographer, Vixen's Sphinx SXP2 Equatorial Mount builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience designing German Equatorial Mounts. The Vixen SPHINX SXP2 mount and STAR BOOK TEN hand controller display the best in portable GoTo technology. Vixen's new Sphinx SXP2 Mount comes standard with the STAR BOOK TEN. 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. The Vixen SXP2 Mount has a maximum loading weight of 50 lbs for astrophotography and 60 lbs for the visual observer.
Motors: The Sphinx SXP Mount features belt driven motors designed to react smoothly and accurately., eliminating backlash. 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 are comprised of strong carbon steel. The rotational parts have 15 bearings. All this to provides smooth tracking and slewing.
Unique Mount Design: The Sphinx SXP2 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 New Vixen Polar Scope PF-L II improves on the performance of Vixen's original polar scope. Using a 3 star alignment with a smart phone app, setting up alignment is an easy process.
- In the northern hemisphere, the polar axis is aligned by placing three bright stars in the
- specified positions.
- No need to set hour angle.
- The built-in scale is illuminated in red, so that it is clearly visible in the night sky.
- The brightness of the illumination can be dimmed in 8 increments.
- When pressing the illumination button, the scale is illuminated for one to two minutes.
- Power will automatically turn off after one to two minutes to prevent unnecessary power consumption.
Configure your Meridian offset and time zone calculator with our handy tool Here.
The STAR BOOK TEN is the most advanced astronomical hand controller available and is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the night sky. The innovative STAR BOOK TEN hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color High Definition LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount. STAR BOOK TEN features. Calculate your offset Here.
The Advance Unit is available. Installing the Advance Unit on the STAR BOOK TEN enhances your auto guiding capabilities. This allows you to view an image from a CCD camera, record or play back from an SD card and adjust the shutter exposure controls of a DSLR camera. Includes the sturdy Vixen HALSXG Tripod. The HAL130 tripod provides ample stability and has no wobble points in its design. The HAL130 has a large base to carry the Sphinx SXP2 mount. The tripod extends from 32" to 51" (81cm to 130cm) and weighs 12 lbs. (5.5 kg.).
R.A. Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter;
DEC Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter;
Worm Gears: 9mm Diameter;
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 deg 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
Controller : STAR BOOK TEN
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: 2216kg/50 lbs + Counterweights
Counterweight: 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)
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