SXP Mount with Tripod and PFL Polar Scope

Vixen Optics

SXP Mount with Tripod and PFL Polar Scope

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$ 2,999.00
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$ 2,999.00
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The best mount for the astrophotographer! Vixen's Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience designing German Equatorial Mounts. The Vixen SPHINX SXP mount and STAR BOOK TEN hand controller display the best in portable GoTo technology.Vixen's new Sphinx SXP Mount comes standard with the STARBOOK TEN. This new generation of hand held controllers features a high definition LCD screen andthe technology to show you the sky before your telescope takes you there.

Loading WeightMaximum loading weight for astrophotography is 35 lbs and a 50lb payload for the visual observer.

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 SXP 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 Polarie Polar Scope PF-L 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 dimmable illumination can be adjusted in 8 steps.
■ 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 
Configure your Meridian offset and time zone calculator with our handy tool Here


The STAR BOOK TEN isthe most advanced astronomical hand controller available and is recommended foranyone interested in exploring the night sky. The innovative STAR BOOK TEN hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color HighDefinition LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as anavigational and GOTO guide for the mount. Learn more about the features of theSTAR BOOK TEN Here. The Advance Unit is now available .Installing the Advance Unit on the STAR BOOK TEN enhances your autoguiding 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. 

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. Features of the STAR BOOK TEN: 

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 SXP mount by just flipping the power switch, if the mount is still in place, without loosening the R.A. and DEC clamp levers 
Celestial Object Database: The STAR BOOK TEN contains more than 270,000object including Messier catalog, NGC, IC and the SAO star catalog. Celestialobjects on the database can easily be searched by number or name. The user has the ability to register and save new objects 

The VPEC is Vixen's original periodic error correction preloaded on the SXP Mount. This guarantees highly accurate tracking of the R.A.for successful astrophotography. 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. 

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 SXP Mount in different rates, automatically, depenedent upon the target object.

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 namesd satellites are pre-registered. 

Extension Slot: 
The STAR BOOK TEN has space for an optional extension unit.The extension unit has video signal inputs for both NTSC and PAL for captuing and displaying moving images. The use of this image processing enables the STARBOOK 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 

Vixen SXP Mount Instruction Manual


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
 to 70°; (Fine Adjustment with Tangent screw: - 15°, 3 step elevation) Approx 0.8° per rotation
Azimuth Adjustment
Double screw Fine Adjustment: Approx +/- 7°; 2° per rotation
Drive Motor Stepping (Pulse) Motor with 300pps
Telescope Controller
Power Consumption
DC 12 volts, 0/45~2.2A, 0.6~2.5A(Maximum)
STAR BOOK Hand Controller ; D-Sub9 pin Male Plug
Maximum Loading Weight
16kg/35 lbs + Counterweights
1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs ; 3.7kg/8 lbs
Dimensions 13.5 x 14 x5 inches
11 kg/ 24.25 lbs (without counterweight)

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