Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount with Star Book One Hand ControllerSKU: VX25071Mfr. Part: 25071
Vixen Sphinx SX2 Mount - Star Book One Hand Controller - Star Book Cable - 4.2lbs Counterweight - Vixen 5 Year Limited Warranty
The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Mount is the newest entry into the line of award winning SphinX Mounts. The SX2 Mount is simple to operate yet features high precision mechanics. The New SX2 Mount features the new star book one Hand Controller. With this controller you can track objects with ease.
Easy Secure setup
The Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount sets up in minutes. One bolt secures it to the tripod. Beginners and seasoned hobbyists will benefit from the portability of the mount, the easy to use controller, the ability to download future upgrades directly to the controller and the versatility of placing a variety of optical tubes on this equatorial mount with Vixen's universal dove tail plate.
Unique Motor Layout
The internal placement of the RA and DEC motors allow the motors to act as a built in counterweight. Small telescopes require no additional counterweights.
Retractable Counterweight Shaft
Constructed of corrosion resistant stainless steel, it retracts into the Sphinx mount body for easy storage.
Mount: R.A Slow Motion180-tooth full circle micro-movement wheel gear, 72mm in diameter, Aluminum alloyMount: DEC. Slow Motion180-tooth full circle micro-movement wheel gear, 72mm in diameter, Aluminum alloyMount: Worm Gear Shaft9mm (0.35") in diameter, BrassMount: R.A. Axis40mm (1.57") in diameter, Aluminum alloy die castingMount: DEC. Axis35mm (1.38") in diameter, Aluminum alloyMount: Number of Bearings5 piecesMount: Counterweight Bar20mm (0.79") in diameter, retractable to the DEC bodyMount: Polar Axis ScopeBuilt-in 6x20mm scope with 8 degrees field of view, bubble level, illuminated reticle, Setting accuracy within 3 arc minutes
Time graduation circle: 10 arc minutes increments between 16h and 8h (the following day)
Date graduation circle: 2-day increments
Meridian offset circle: Adjustable between E20 degrees and W20 degrees in 5-degree increments
Northern hemisphere: Polaris guide scale (Applicable to year 2025)
Southern hemisphere: Octant 4 stars patternMount: Azimuth AdjustmentFine adjustments: About +/-7 degrees
Twin tangent screws/knobs: About 1.2 degrees per rotationMount: Altitude AdjustmentLatitude between 0 degree - 70 degrees, 3-altitude zone setting (high, middle and low latitude, adjustment
rage: +/-15 degrees in each zone)
, Altitude Scale:2-degree increments, Twin T-bar handles: 0.8 degrees per rotationMount: Drive MotorStepping (Pulse) motors with 250PPSMount: Celestial TrackingHigh precision tracking with Star Book One controllerMount: Loading CapacityAbout 1.2kg - 12kg, (300kg / cm torque load = About 12kg at a point of 25cm from the fulcrum)Mount: Controller Cable Connection PortD-SUB 9PIN male plugMount: Power Connecting PortDC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4, Center-plus polarityMount: Electricity ConsumptionDC12V 0.3A - 2.0AMount: Counterweight1.9kg / 4.19lbsStar Book One: CPU32bit CISC Processor 40MHz RX210Star Book One: DisplayTwo-line STN characters, with backlightStar Book One: Power Connecting PortDC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4, Center-plus polarityStar Book One: Auto guider Port6-pole 6-wired modular jack (For external Autoguider)Star Book One: FunctionsCelestial, Solar, Lunar and King's Rate Tracking, Slewing Speeds Variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal, Backlash Compensation, PEC, Autoguider port, Screen Brightness Adjustable, Direction Keys, Red LED LightStar Book One: Controller Cable PortD-SUB9PIN male plugStar Book One: Power SupplyDC12V (Supplied from the mount side.)Star Book One: Electricity Consumption12V 0.3A - 2.0A (Combined with the mount.)Star Book One: Operating Temperature0 - 40 deg. C / 32 to 104 deg. FDimensions (L x W x H)Mount: 343 x 128 x 360mm / 13.5 x 5.03 x 14.17"
Star Book One: 137 x 65 x 21mm / 5.39 x 2.55 x 0.82"WeightMount: 15.4lbs / 6.98kg, excluding counterweight
Star Book One: 3.88oz / 109.99g (Excluding the cable)
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