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Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount

SKU: VX25051 MFR: 25051
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The Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount is an innovative equatorial mount engineered to accommodate a 35lbs payload capacity. Two features make this mount stand apart from other manufacturer's equatorial mounts within the same price bracket; the mount design and the Star Book Ten hand controller. The forward-thinking design uses the body of the mount as part of the counterweight system, enabling smoother motion and less additional counterweight.

The Star Book Ten hand controller includes a high resolution color LCD screen with several user-friendly navigation tools that make locating celestial bodies and aligning the optical tube as easy as pressing a button. Precision gears, periodic error correction and an integrated polar axis scope make this mount a full-featured astronomy tool for amateur stargazers and researchers alike.

What's Included With This Item

  • Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount
  • 3.7kg Counterweight
  • 1.9kg Counterweight
  • Star Book Hand Controller
  • Star Book Cable
  • Star Book Strap
  • Ferrite Core for LAN Cable
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • 2 x M8 Screws
  • Hex Wrench Set
  • Cigarette Lighter Plug
  • CR2032 Battery
  • Instruction Manual
  • Vixen Optics 5 Years Warranty

Key Features

  • Equatorial Mount: This unique mount design uses the mount body as part of the counterweight system. Pulse wave-modulated motors and slow motion controls react with extremely precise and smooth movements
  • R.A. and Dec. Assemblies: The Right Ascension and Declination mechanisms each have 180-teeth gear wheels. Precision machining of the wheels and brass worm gears delivers accurate tracking every time. Additionally, the R.A
  • Polar Axis Scope: A built in 6x20 polar axis scope features a bubble level, illuminated reticle and setting accuracy within 3 arcminutes
  • Compatible with HAL130 Tripod: The HAL130 tripod is constructed from lightweight and durable aluminum, making this tripod portable yet sturdy enough to deliver steady images even when mounted with high powered optical tubes. The HAL130 has a large base to accommodate the Sphinx SXP mount
  • Star Book Ten: This handbox dramatically increases the functionality of the Sphinx SPX mount. Use the color display to scroll through the star chart without affecting the position of the optical tube. The 272,000 object pre-loaded database puts moons, planets, star clusters

Technical Specs

Mount Type Equatorial
Load Capacity 35lbs / 16 kg (excluding counterweights)
Motor 300 pps PWM stepper
Drive Gear R.A. and Dec: 180-tooth 72mm brass gears (with 40mm carbon steel axes)
Worm: 9mm brass gear
Bearings 15
Counterweight 1.9kg / 3.7 kg;20 mm retractable bar
GO-TO Capability Star Book Ten
Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Alt: 0 - 70deg. (Fine Adjustment with Tangent screw: - 15deg., 3 step elevation) 0.8deg. per rotation
Az: +/- 7deg. (Double screw Fine Adjustment) 2deg. per rotation
Polar Axis Scope 6 x 20
Power Source 12V DC, 0.45 - 2.5A
Dimensions 14x13.5x5" / 35.56x34.29x12.7cm
Weight Mount: 24.25lbs / 10.99kg
Counterweight 1: 1.9kg / 4.18lbs
Counterweight 2: 3.7kg / 8.15lbs
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