Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount
Vixen has reworked the design and manufacture of its innovative SXD Mount. The new SXD2 Mount has a greater loading capacity and is more rigid enabling a more steady platform for astrophotography. The quieter Stepping motors ensure you of smooth, quiet slewing with quick response to commands.
The new Star Book Ten, available previously on the SXP Mount, features an intuitive Star Chart Go-To System on a high definition LCD Screen. Features include night vision screen, hibernate mode, VPEC and PPEC, and optional built in autoguider.
Increased Loading Capacity
Both the RA and DEC Axes are made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears. This enables the mount to carry loads of up to 50 lbs (including counterweights) for astrophotography.
Smooth RA and DEC Movement
The inside of the new SXD2 is very different from the previous SX Mounts. Bearings have been added to the shafts of t he RA and DEC axes and the screw gear shafts. The worm screw gears are inspected for strict concentricity and are lapped in the whole-circle for smooth movement.
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|Name||Vixen - Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount|
|Custom Stock Status||In Stock|
|Altitude Adjustment||0 to 70°, separated by 3 zones for fine adjustment w/ tangent screws (+- 15°)|
|Computer Hand Control||STAR BOOK TEN, 1200x max slewing speed|
|Counterweights||4.2lb and 8.15 lb|
|DEC Coordinates Display||On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 arc minute increments|
|DEC Slow Motion Axis||Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement|
|Polar Axis Scope||SX Polar Axis Scope (pre-installed)|
|Power Requirements||DC12V, 0.4 to 1.7A|
|R.A. Coordinates Display||On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 minute increments|
|R.A. Slow Motion Axis||Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement|