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Vixen - Sphinx SXD Equatorial Mount - (Tripod not included)

Model#: 2503

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 Vixen Sphinx SXD Equatorial Mount  

While the outsides might look similar to the standard Sphinx Mount, the changes that have been made are huge! Incorporating one piece hardened steel RA and DEC shafts with needle bearings throughout, the new Sphinx D can handle a load capacity up to 50 lbs. The Sphinx D comes complete with PEC, backlash compensation, and the incredibly accurate SX Polar Finder Scope.The innovative STAR BOOK hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount. Its 4.7" Color LCD Display gives an exact position against its scrolling star chart. The database contains over 22,000 objects and others can be added. Zoom-In/Out buttons for the color star chart display also control the motor speed. As you zoom in closer to an object on the display screen, the motor speed automatically becomes finer and as you zoom out the motor speed increases to cover larger distances.

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Sphinx SXD Mount Features:
  • Built In Bearings: RA and DEC axis bearings reduce the load on the motors and ensure smooth tracking
  • Precision Worm Gears: Manufactured with high precision, they deliver smooth movement throughout the full circle of the worm screw and gears.
  • RA Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement  
  • DEC Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement  
  • RA Coordinates Display: On the screen of STAR BOOK, 01 min. increments  
  • RA and DEC Worm Wheel: Steel  
  • IDEC Coordinates Display: On the screen of STAR BOOK, 1 arc min. increment 
  • Polar Axis Scope: 6x20mm SX Polar Axis Scope 
  • Altitude Adjustment: 0 degree to 70 degrees (Fine Adjustment with tangent screw:+-15 degrees, 3 step elevation)  
  • Azimuth Adjustment: Double screw fine adjustment  
  • Telescope Controller: STAR BOOK Hand Controller  
  • Power Source: DC12 Volts, 0.4 to 1.7 amperes  
  • Counterweights: 4.2 lb (1.9kg) and 8.15 lb (3.7kg)  
  • Weight: 8.8 kg/ 19.4 lbs  
  • Maximum Loading Weight: 50 lbs  
  • Telescope Attachment: Universal Dovetail Plate receiver allows many telescopes to mount  
  • Database: 22,700 Object - Completely upgradeable firmware and comet database

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Name Vixen - Sphinx SXD Equatorial Mount - (Tripod not included)
Manufacturer Vixen
Model 2503
Altitude Adjustment 0 degree to 70 degrees (Fine Adjustment with tangent screw:+-15 degrees, 3 step elevation)
Azimuth Adjustment Double screw fine adjustment
Computer Hand Control STAR BOOK
Counterweights 4.2 lb (1.9kg) and 8.15 lb (3.7kg)
Database 22,700 Object - Completely upgradeable firmware and comet database
DEC Slow Motion Axis 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
Dovetail Compatibility Universal Dovetail Plate receiver allows many telescopes to mount
Gear Manufactured with high precision, they deliver smooth movement throughout the full circle of the worm screw and gears
Payload Capacity 35lbs
Polar Axis Scope 6x20mm SX Polar Axis Scope
Power Supply DC12 Volts, 0.4 to 1.7 amperes
R.A. Coordinates Display On the screen of STAR BOOK, 01 min. increments
R.A. Slow Motion Axis 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement