Vixen SX2 Mount with Starbook One
Vixen's New Sphinx SX2 Equatorial 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 STAR BOOK ONE Hand Controller. With this controller you can track objects with ease. Vixen's innovative STAR BOOK TEN is an option that can be added to this mount.
Stepping Motors and Micro-Step Motion Control System
The SX2 mount has precision stepping motors and micro-step motion control which provide excellent performance in response. The four ball bearings used for the RA and DEC worm shafts and one needle bearing for the DEC clamp unit achieve silk smooth movements of the mount.
Declination Body acting as part of a Counterweight
Placing the motors in the declination body allows the motors themselves to work as the weight. It greatly helps in balancing the optical tube with a fewer counterweights.
Retractable Counterweight Bar
Durable stainless steel is used for the counterweight bar. It is moved back into the mount body for storage by loosening the bar lock lever. It is convenient for transporting and setting up the mount easier.
STAR BOOK ONE Functions:
Celestial, 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 Light Easy Secure setup. The Sphinx SXW 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. High Speed Precise GoTo Slewing: The short profile declination head and internal motors greatly improve balance and motion around the RA Axis. This innovative, lightweight design guarantees precise motor control. Unique Motor Layout: The internal placement of the 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.
In the Box:
- Starbook One
Vixen SX2 Equatorial Mount w/Starbook One