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Vixen - 103mm ED103S (f/7.7) Refractor Telescope - (Sphinx SXD Mount, HAL-130 Tripod)

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Vixen 103mm ED103S (f/7.7) Refractor with Sphinx SXD Mount and HAL-130 Tripod

 

ED103S Refractor Optical Tube Assembly:

 

The newly designed high definition ED lens in Vixen's ED103S Refractor gives excellent optical performance in a short optical tube for easy handling. The new ED lenses feature brighter images from the shorter f/7.7 focal ratio and capture crisp, pinpoint star images for your eye’s enjoyment. Vixen's ED glass produces clear and high contrast viewing, virtually free of false color. The design uses environmentally friendly glass technology, free of hazardous lead that helps to support a cleaner global environment.

Vixen's new lenses focus the full visible spectrum of visible light to a critical point much more accurately than past ED products. The ED103S Refractor's lenses are almost free of chromatic aberration in all colors and are critically sharp edge to edge. The astro-photographer will be especially pleased with the high contrast images through this telescope. The ED103S Refractor comes complete with 90mm tube rings, compression ring, and Vixen Dual Speed Focuser. Manufactured in Japan; Dimensions: 115mm x 800mm/ 4.5 x 31.5 in; Weight: 3.6kg/ 7.9 lbs

The new lenses of the ED103S focus the full spectrum of visible light to a critical point much more accurately than past ED product. The ED103S lenses are almost free of chromatic aberration in all colors and are critically sharp edge to edge. The astro-photographer will be especially pleased with the high contrast images through this telescope.The Sphinx SXD incorporates 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 and the incredibly accurate SX Polar Finder Scope.

The Vixen ED103S is an apochromatic refractor, with fantastic contrast and 4" aperture, sufficient for viewing most of the planets and many stars. The SPHINX equatorial mount and STARBOOK controller have been intelligently engineered for high-speed automatic location of celestial objects. It is now possible to explore the beauty of the night sky with greater ease and stability. The SPHINX comes standard with built in motors and the world's first star chart go-to controller, STARBOOK, with a large full color LCD display.

 

Sphinx SXD Mount and Starbook:

While the outsides might look similar to the standard Sphinx Mount, the changes that have happened under the hood 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.

Astronomers with larger optical tubes and all level of astrophotographers are sure to feel right at home with the intuitive controls that so many have become accustomed to with the standard Sphinx Mount. Its 4.7" Color LCD Display gives an exact position against its scrolling star chart, any object is a point and look away!

  • 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.

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Features and menu options are displayed on the large color screen and are easily navigated with simple buttons on the controller. The STAR BOOK is amazingly easy to use and makes the SPHINX D accessible to a wide range of ages and experience levels.

The SPHINX SXD Equatorial Mount and STARBOOK controller have been engineered for high-speed automatic location of celestial objects. It is now possible to explore the beauty of the night sky with greater ease and stability. The SPHINX comes standard with built in motors and the world's first star chart go-to controller, STARBOOK, with a large full color LCD display. The STARBOOK is easy to use and makes the SPHINX available to a wide range of ages and experience levels. A large astronomical database with 22,725 celestial objects is stored. A LAN Port within the controller allows for computer control and network connectivity.

Additional Information

Name Vixen - 103mm ED103S (f/7.7) Refractor Telescope - (Sphinx SXD Mount, HAL-130 Tripod)
Manufacturer Vixen
Model 95033
Alignment Procedures 3 Star
Aperture 103mm
Computer Hand Control STAR BOOK
Counterweights 4.2 lb (1.9 kg) and 8.15 lb (3.7kg)
Database 22,700 Object (Upgradeable)
Focal Length 795mm
Focal Ratio f/7.7
Focuser Dual Speed
Included Accessories 7x50mm Finder; Finder Bracket; Flip Mirror; Dovetail Plate; Metal Carry Handle; NLV25mm Eyepiece; SX Half Pillar
Light Gathering Power 217x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.8
Mount Sphinx SXD Equatorial Mount
Mount Weight 19.4 lb
Optical Coatings Multi Coating
Optical Design ED Apochromatic Refractor
Optical Tube Length 31.8” (810mm)
Optical Tube Weight 8 lb
Power Requirements DC 12 volts, 0.4 to 1.7 amperes
Tripod HAL130 Tripod