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Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Mount with Tripod and new PFL Polar Scope
Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Mount w/ STAR BOOK TEN & Tripod
Vixen Sphinx SXD2 EQ Mount with Tripod

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Product Code: 25101HAL130

Description Technical Specs
GoTo at its best! The SXD2 Equatorial Mount builds on the success of the original Sphinx Mounts. The quieter Stepping motors ensure you of smooth, quiet slewing with quick response to commands. Heavier components and increased loading capacity assure you of a solid platform for observing or astrophotography. For limited time we are including the STARBOOK User Guide with each Sphinx Mount purchased.

The new STARBOOK TEN, available previously on the SXP Mount, features an intuitive Star Chart Go-To System on a high definition LCD Screen. Features
Increased Loading Capacity: Both the RA and DEC Axes are made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears. This enables the mount to carry loads of up to 50 lbs for the visual observer and a 33 lb payload for the astrophotographer.

Smooth RA and DEC Movement: The inside of the new SXD2 is very different from the previous SX Mounts. Bearings have been added to the shafts of t he RA and DEC axes and the screw gear shafts. The worm screw gears are inspected for strict concentricity and are lapped in the whole-circle for smooth movement.


The High Definition Color LCD Screen displays astonishingly clear visible information on its 5" screen. Phased star charts and many useful functions can be intuitively operated by all level of astronomers. The CPU processing speed of the STAR BOOK TEN is 5 times as fast as the STAR BOOK and it allows you to enjoy clear and smooth star chart navigation.

Artificial Satellite Watching: The STAR BOOK TEN has a menu to find and track artificial satellites by entering the orbital elements of the satellites. the ISS and named satellites are pre-registered.
Celestial Object Database: The STAR BOOK TEN contains more than 270,000 object including Messier catalog, NGC, IC and the SAO star catalog. Celestial objects on the database can easily be searched by number or name. The user has the ability to register and save new objects
Different Tracking Rates: The motion of the moon, the sun and planets and comets are different tracking rates than the stars. The STAR BOOK TEN moves the SXD2 Mount in different rates, automatically, dependent upon the target object.
Expansion Slot: The STAR BOOK TEN has space for an optional expansion unit. The expansion unit has video signal inputs for both NTSC and PAL for capturing and displaying moving images. The use of this image processing enables the STAR BOOK TEN to function as if it had a built in auto-guider. No external auto-guiders are needed. Add the new Advance Unit, an expansion unit designed for the STAR BOOK TEN controller. The installation of the Advance Unit in the STAR BOOK TEN controller enhances your auto-guiding capabilities. With this unit installed you can view an image from a CCD-based imaging camera, record to or play back from a SD/SDHC card and adjust the shutter exposure controls of a DSLR camera.

The New Vixen Polar Scope PF-L II improves on the performance of Vixen's original polar scope. Using a 3 star alignment with a smart phone app, setting up alignment is an easy process.
■ In the northern hemisphere, the polar axis is aligned by placing three bright stars in the
specified positions.
■ No need to set hour angle.
■ The built-in scale is illuminated in red, so that it is clearly visible in the night sky.
■ The brightness of the illumination can be adjusted in 8 steps.
■ When pressing the illumination button, the scale is illuminated for one to two minutes.
■ Power will automatically turn off after one to two minutes to prevent unnecessary power
Configure your Meridian offset and time zone calculator with our handy tool Here

Check out Chris Tomasello's SXD2 Mount review Here

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