The STARBOOK TEN is Vixen's innovative hand held computer controller for Vixen Sphinx Mounts. This controller comes with the Sphinx SXD2 and SXP2 Mounts and it optional on the SX2 Mount. The High Definition Color LCD Screen displays astonishingly clear visible information on its 5" screen. Phased star charts and many useful functions can be intuitively operated by all level of astronomers. The CPU processing speed of the STARBOOK TEN is 5 times as fast as the STARBOOK and it allows you to enjoy clear and smooth star chart navigation.
The STARBOOK Ten screen can be displayed with monochromatic red light in order to maximize the accommodation of your eyes to darkness. The operating keys can also be lit in red.
Hibernate Mode: After selecting to continue the current setup at the initial screen, you can break and restart your automatic slewing and tracking of the mount by just flipping the power switch, if the mount is still in place, without loosening the R.A. and DEC clamp levers.
Different Tracking Rates: The motion of the moon, the sun and planets and comets are different tracking rates than the stars. The STARBOOK TEN move the Mount in different rates, automatically, dependent upon the target object.
Artificial Satellite Watching: The STARBOOKTEN has a menu to find and track artificial satellites by entering the orbital elements of the satellites. the ISS and named satellites are pre-registered.
Extension Slot: The STARBOOKTEN has space for an optional extension unit. The extension unit has video signal inputs for both NTSC and PAL for capturing and displaying moving images. The use of this image processing enables the STARBOOKTEN to function as if it had a built in autoguider. No external autoguiders are needed. Add the new Advance Unit, an expansion unit designed for the STARBOOKTEN controller. The installation of the Advance Unit in the STARBOOKTEN controller 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. Note: The STARBOOKTEN will not work with older Sphinx mounts. CPU: 32bit RISC Processor 324MHz SH7764
Display: 5” TFT color LCD WVGA (800x480 pixels), with backlighting
Electricity Terminal: DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4
Autoguider Port: 6 pole 6 wired modular jack (for external unit)
LAN Port: 10Base-T
Mount Connector Port: D-SUB 9 Pin male plug
Extension Slot: For an optional Extension unit (Autoguider)
R.A & DEC Display: R.A.: 1sec. increment, DEC: 0.1 minute increment
Power Source: DC12V (Power is supplied from the mount side)
Poser Consumption: About 0.25W (Stand alone unit)
Dimensions: 169mm x 154mm x 30mm
Weight: 14.11 oz (400g) excluding the cable and optional extension unit
Celestial Object Database
272,342 (SAO:248997, NC Objects: 784; IC Objects: 5386; Messier Objects:109*; 7 Planets; 1 quasi-planet, the Moon and the Sun) *M40 is a missing number. M91 and M102 are also listed as NGC4548 and NG5866 in the database
Menus and Major Functions
Automatic GoTo Slewing; Sidereal tracking and different tracking rates for the Sun , Moon, planets, comets, and artificial satellites; Backlash compensation; VPEC; Permanent PEC; Autoguider application; Night Vision Screen; Bilingual interaction; Brightness control, Hibernate control; Built in Speaker; LAN connection updating
RA Coordinate Display: STAR BOOK Full Color LCD screen ; 0.1 min increments
DEC Coordinate Display: STAR BOOK Full Color LCD screen ; 1.0 are min. sec increments
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