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Vixen Optics Sphinx SX2 Motorized Equatorial Mount

Vixen Optics Sphinx SX2 Motorized Equatorial Mount 25071

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Includes whats photoed ONLY! Never used, out of box and handled!

Produce Details:

Made for long observation sessions, Vixen's Sphinx SX2 Motorized Go-To Equatorial Mount features precision motors and gears for accurate long-duration tracking. Dual stepper motors provide smooth and virtually vibration-free tracking that run at up to 250 pps. Its full-circle brass wheel gear allows the mount to track over extremely long periods with little error. The RA and DEC motors are situated inside the mount to reduce interference, and act as counterbalance for smaller scopes, eliminating the need for the counterweights and shaft. When not in use, the counterweight shaft retracts into the mount and out of the way. The mount and hand controller are powered by an included 12 VDC power adapter that simply plugs into any car/vehicle accessory socket.

The Sphinx comes with the Star Book One hand controller to help find, observe, and track celestial objects. While not a true Go-To system, it will require you to manually align the mount and find the subject, it does offer many performance features associated with those systems such as variable slew speeds, different tracking rates, and PEC and backlash compensation. Since near and deep sky objects appear to move at different speeds the controller features celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate tracking speeds; in addition to slew speeds from 0.01x to 1000x. An integrated autoguider port adds to the mount's overall usability.


  • Motorized German equatorial
  • Payload capacity: 35.2 pounds, excluding counterweights
  • Altitude:
    • 0-70° adjustment
    • High, middle and low latitude zone settings
    • Adjustment range: ±15°, in each zone
    • Altitude Scale: 2° increments
    • Twin T-bar handles with 0.8°/rotation
    • 40mm diameter, carbon steel axis shaft
  • Azimuth:
    • ±7° fine adjustment
    • Twin tangent screws/knobs
    • 1.2°/rotation
    • 40mm diameter, carbon steel axis shaft
  • 15 stainless steel ball bearing for smooth low-vibration tracking and slewing
  • Integrated 20mm counterweight shaft retracts into mount when not in use
  • Includes 4.2 lb and 8.2 lb counterweights
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle

Gears and Motors

  • Two stepping (pulse) motors at 250 pulses per second
  • Right ascension:
    • 180-tooth full circle micro-movement gear
    • 72mm diameter
    • Brass wheel


    • 180-tooth full circle micro-movement gear
    • 72mm diameter
    • Brass wheel
  • Integrated bubble level

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1. Changed your mind and don't want the item anymore? No problem. You have 14 business days from receipt to inform us of the return request and 5 days to ship it back to us. 15% Restocking fee applies.

2. Defective/ Dead items will be fully refunded or replaced after matching the serial number with the one in our records.

3. Non defective items must be never used or unopened for a refund.

4. Order/ bid cancellation: We can cancel your order only if you contact us within 1 hour after your purchase/ bid.

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