Current Price: $1200.00
Buy It Now Price: $1200.00
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  • Telescope Controller STAR BOOK
  • Maximum Loading Weight 12kg/ 26.5 lbs (excluding counterweight)
  • Counterweight 1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs

The Vixen Sphinx SXW Mount and STAR BOOK hand controller are
groundbreaking advancements in high speed, portable GOTO mount

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.

The innovative STAR BOOK hand controller offers astronomical navigation
with a large full-color LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star
chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the
mount.Zoom-In/Out buttons for the color star chart display also control
the motor speed. As you zoom in closer to an object on the display
screen, the motor speed automatically becomes finer and as you zoom out
the motor speed increases to cover larger distances.

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 available to a wide range of
ages and experience levels. The SPHINX mount comes with the STAR BOOK
controller and the retractable counterweight shaft and a 1.9kg (4.2 lb)
counter weight. This allows you to use and balance a wide range of
optical tubes.

In the Box

  • Sphinx SXW Mount
  • Starbook Hand Controller
  • Hal130 Tripod


  • 180 Tooth wheel gear RA Slow Motion Axis
  • 180 Tooth wheel gear DEC Slow Motion Axis
  • Double Scre Fine Adjustment Azimuth Adjustment
  • 12 Volt Power Source
  • Maximum Loading weight: 35 lbs.
  • Counterweight: 1.9 kt/ 4.2 lbs
  • Weight: 15 lbs (without couterweight)

The product shown is the exact item up for sale. Please email us any questions you may have concerning this listing.

Why Buy Your Next Telescope from CCTS?


1. CCTS Quality Control

Every telescope we receive is physically and optically 
inspected by our experts for proper collimation and flawless operation. We
take the time to make sure that the scope you receive is the best
instrument you can get.

2. Customer Support

At CCTS, the
owners, Jeff and Greta, take a hands-on approach to customer service. They
will  personally make sure that your order is filled promptly and
courteously. You will NEVER feel that your hard earned money is spent
unwisely with a company that is too busy to take the time to see that you
are serviced well.

3. The Best Extended Warranty in the

CCTS provides customers with an elite level of service
unlike any other company. Purchasing an Extended Service Contract from us
means that you making an intelligent investment in the future of your
optical equipment.

We offer the most comprehensive AND the lowest priced
warranties in the business:

How about a 3 year extended warranty for only $49.95 on
a $2000.00 telescope?

None of our competitors even OFFER extended warranties!

Protection for your equipment after the manufacturer's
warranty expires. AND...

You can transfer the contract to a new owner!


4. We are Never Undersold!

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