Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount with HAL130 Tripod

Vixen
SKU: VX25051H130 MFR: 25051HAL130

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Save $38.96 when you buy this kit . This Value Bundle comes with a Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount and a Vixen HAL130SXG and Shipping is free! .

The Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount with HAL130 Tripod is an innovative equatorial mount engineered to accommodate a 35lbs payload capacity. Two features make this mount stand apart from other 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.

Vixen 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. and Dec shafts are made of strong carbon steel
  • Polar Axis Scope: A built in 6x20 polar axis scope features a bubble level, illuminated reticle and setting accuracy within 3 arcminutes
  • Adjustable HAL130 Tripod: The included 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
  • 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

Vixen Specifications

Mount Type
Equatorial
Load Capacity
35 lb / 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
1.9 kg / 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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