Sphinx SX2 Mount with STARBOOK Ten

Vixen Optics

Sphinx SX2 Mount with STARBOOK Ten

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$ 2,499.00
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$ 2,499.00
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The SX2 Mount is simple to operate yet features high precision mechanics. Now available with the hand held computer controller, STAR BOOK TEN


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 STAR BOOK TEN is 5 times as fast as the STAR BOOK and it allows you to enjoy clear and smooth star chart navigation.

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 AXD mount by just flipping the power switch, if the mount is still in place, without loosening the R.A. and DEC clamp levers

 The VPEC is Vixen's original periodic error correction preloaded on the AXD Mount. This guarantees highly accurate tracking of the R.A. for successful astrophotogrpaphy. PPEC allows you to refine the VPEC , by adding the result of your own periodic error correction. A record of the PEC correction can be saved. 

Artificial Satellite Watching:
 The STAR BOOK TEN 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. 
Celestial Object Database: The STAR BOOK TEN contains more than 270,000 object including Messier catalog, NGC, IC and the SAO star catalog. Celestial objects on the database can easily be searched by number or name. The user has the ability to register and save new objects
Different Tracking Rates: The motion of the moon, the sun and planets and comets are different tracking rates than the stars. The STAR BOOK TEN move the AXD Mount in different rates, automatically, dependent upon the target object.
Expansion Slot: The STAR BOOK TEN has space for an optional expansion unit. The expansion unit has video signal inputs for both NTSC and PAL for capturing and displaying moving images. The use of this image processing enables the STAR BOOK TEN 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 STAR BOOK TEN controller. The installation of the Advance Unit in the STAR BOOK TEN 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. 

Easy Secure setup. The Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount sets up in minutes. One bolt secures it to the tripod. Beginners and seasoned hobbyists will benefit from the portability of the mount, the easy to use controller, the ability to download future upgrades directly to the controller and the versatility of placing a variety of optical tubes on this equatorial mount with Vixen's universal dove tail plate.

High Speed Precise GoTo Slewing: The short profile declination head and internal motors greatly improve balance and motion around the RA Axis. This innovative, lightweight design guarantees precise motor control.

Unique Motor Layout: The internal placement of the the RA and DEC motors allow the motors to act as a built in counterweight. Small telescopes require no additional counterweights.

Retractable Counterweight Shaft: Constructed of corrosion resistant stainless steel, it retracts into the Sphinx mount body for easy storage.

Includes HAL130 Tripod


RA Slow Motion/DEC Slow Motion 180 Tooth full circle micro-movement wheel gear
RA Axis 40mm diameter, aluminum alloy die casting
DEC Axis 35mm diameter, aluminum alloy
Azimuth Adjustment Fine Adjustments: About +-7°; Twin tangent screws/knob: About 1.2° per rotation
Altitude Adjustment Latitude between 0° ~ 70°, 3 altitude zone setting, Altitude Scale: 2° increments, Twin T Bar Handles 0.8° rotation
Drive Motor Stepping (Pulse) Motors with 250PPS
Loading Capacity About 27 lbs excluding counterweight
Weight About 15.5 lbs, excluding counterweight
Controller STAR BOOK TEN
Optional Accessories SXG Half Pillar, AC Power Source

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