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Vixen - Sphinx SXD Equatorial Mount - (Hal-130 Tripod)

Model#: 2503Hal130

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Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $2,899.00

Special Price: $1,495.00

Manufactured by: Vixen


Vixen Sphinx SXD Equatorial Mount with Hal-130 Tripod 

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.

Vixen Sphinx Mount Setup Instruction Videos



HAL 130 Tripod:

The SX HAL130 tripod is a solid platform designed for the SX mount. The tripod height varies from 25” to 39” and weighs in at less than 11 lbs.

Additional Information

Name Vixen - Sphinx SXD Equatorial Mount - (Hal-130 Tripod)
Manufacturer Vixen
Model 2503Hal130
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 35 Ibs
Polar Axis Scope 6x20mm SX Polar Axis Scope
Power Requirements 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