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Vixen Sphinx SXP2 with PFL Polar Scope and Tripod
Vixen Sphinx SXP2 with PFL Polar Scope and Tripod

Vixen Sphinx SXP2 with PFL Polar Scope and Tripod

Brand: Vixen Optics
Item Number: 25131HAL130

Regular price $6,000.00 $4,299.00 On Sale

  • Estimated Arrival: Between Oct 02 and Oct 17. * ETA for USA only

    Shipping & Returns: Free Shipping with $100 purchase. Easy Returns. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of purchase.

    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.


    PRODUCT FEATURES:

    • 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;
    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 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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