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Vixen - Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount - (HAL SXG130 Tripod)

Model#: 25061HAL130

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Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount with HAL SXG130 Tripod

The Revolutionary Star Book 10 in an Affordable 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.

 

RA Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
Maximum Loading Weight

35

50
DEC Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
Rotation Shafts
Aluminum Alloy
Carbon Steel
RA Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 minute increments
Wheel Gears
Aluminum
Brass
DEC Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 arc minute increments
Bearings
1
9
Polar Axis Scope: SX Polar Axis Scope (pre-installed)
Motors
Polar Axis Scope
DC Servo
Optional
Stepping
Supplied
Altitude Adjustment: 0 to 70°, separated by 3 zones for fine adjustment w/ tangent screws (+- 15°)
Controller
STAR BOOK
STAR BOOK TEN
Go-To Controller: STAR BOOK TEN, 1200x max slewing speed
Polar Axis Scope Specifications
Power Source: DC12V, 0.4 to 1.7A
Built-in 6x20mm scope, FOV 8° , Bubble Level, Illuminated Reticle, Setting accuracy within 3 minutes,
Time Graduation Circle: 10 minute increments between 16h and 8h (the following day)
Date Graduation Circle: 2 day increments
Meridian Offset Circle: Adjustable between E20° and W20° in 5° increments
Northern Hemisphere: Polaris pattern with reticle (Applicable to year 2025)
Southern Hemisphere: Octantal 4 stars pattern with reticle
Power Connecting Terminal: DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class 4
Dimensions: 36cmx 36cmx 12 cm
Weight: 19.3 lbs (excluding counterweights)
Counterweights: 4.2lb and 8.15 lb


Additional Information

Name Vixen - Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount - (HAL SXG130 Tripod)
Manufacturer Vixen
Model 25061HAL130
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