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Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount w/tripod (Item #25051) SALE



  • Model: 25051
  • Manufactured by: Vixen


Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount w/ tripod  
SPECIAL $200 Off through 4/30/15

Vixen's Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience designing German Equatorial Mounts. The Vixen SPHINX SXP mount and STAR BOOK TEN hand controller display the best in portable GoTo technology. Vixen's new Sphinx SXP Mount comes standard with the STAR BOOK TEN. This new generation of hand held controllers features a high definition LCD screen and the technology to show you the sky before your telescope takes you there.

Motors:. The Sphinx SXP Mount features pulse motors designed to react smoothly and accurately. The micro slow motion control assures you of smooth operation.

R.A and DEC : The R.A. and DEC wheels have 180 teeth. They are high precision machined wheels and worm gears made of brass for the most accurate tracking possible. The R.A. and DEC shafts are comprised of strong carbon steel. The rotational parts have 15 bearings. All this to provides smooth tracking and slewing.

Unique Mount Design: The Sphinx SXP Mount is designed so that the mount body acts as part of the counterweight system.

Periodic Error Correction : Data from you input is saved for your next observing session.

Polar Axis Scope: The Sphinx SXP Mount include a built in 6x20 polar axis scope. It features a bubble level, illuminated reticle, and setting accuracy within 3 minutes.

  • Time Graduation Circle: 10 Minute Increments
  • 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 yar 2025)
  • Southern Hemisphere: Octantal 4 stars pattern with reticle

The STAR BOOK TEN is the most advanced astronomical hand controller available and is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the night sky. The innovative STAR BOOK TEN hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color High Definition LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount. The Advance Unit is now available. Installing the Advance Unit on the STAR BOOK TEN enhances your autoguiding capabilities. This allows you to view an image from a CCD camera, record or play back from an SD card and adjust the shutter exposure controls of a DSLR camera.

Sphinx SXP Specifications
R.A. Slow Motion Axis
180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter; Material: Brass
DEC Slow Motion Axis
180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter; Material: Brass
Worm Gears 9mm Diameter; Material: Brass
R.A. Axis 40mm Diameter; Material: Carbon Steel
DEC Axis 40mm Diameter; Material: Carbon Steel
Bearings15 Bearings
Counterweight Bar
20mm Diameter; Retractable
Altitude Adjustment
to 70°; (Fine Adjustment with Tangent screw: - 15°, 3 step elevation) Approx 0.8° per rotation
Azimuth Adjustment
Double screw Fine Adjustment: Approx +/- 7°; 2° per rotation
Drive Motor Stepping (Pulse) Motor with 300pps
Telescope Controller
Power Consumption
DC 12 volts, 0/45~2.2A, 0.6~2.5A(Maximum)
STAR BOOK Hand Controller ; D-Sub9 pin Male Plug
Maximum Loading Weight
16kg/35 lbs + Counterweights
1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs ; 3.7kg/8 lbs
Dimensions13.5 x 14 x5 inches
11 kg/ 24.25 lbs (without counterweight)

Manufacturer Info

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