Vixen Sphinx SXP Mount with Starbook X, Hal 130 Tripod, and New Polar Finder

Vixen Sphinx SXP Mount with Starbook X, Hal 130 Tripod, and New Polar Finder
$3,599.00
Item # VX-25121HAL130
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  • The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount is the culmination of years of studying and designing equatorial mounts at Vixen Japan! The Sphinx SXP mount has a weight capacity of 35 lb., not including counterweights, and comes standard with the amazing Star Book Ten controller.
  • The Starbook Ten controller allows you to navigate the night sky via its large, full color high-def LCD screen. Its like a tablet made just for celestial navigation with the Sphinx SXP!
  • The mount design of the Vixen Sphinx is very unique; it uses the body of the mount as part of the counterweight system. Very smart.
  • A built in new and improved Polarie Polar Finder makes alignment a breeze!
  • This Vixen Sphinx SXP comes with a HALSX130 tripod, which is more than sturdy enough to carry the mount and your telescope OTA. The HALSX130 has legs that adjust from 32" - 51", and it weighs 12 lb.
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Vixen Sphinx SXP Mount



The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience while designing German Equatorial Mounts at Vixen headquarters in Japan. The Vixen Sphinx SXP mount and Star Book Ten hand controller, which comes standard with the SXP, display the best in portable GoTo technology. 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. Truly a combination designed for the sake of astronomers.

Supporting this amazing mount and splendid hand controller is the reliable Hal 130 Tripod. This sturdy and stable tripod provides a large base that is perfect for carrying the SXP mount, providing ample stability with no wobble points whatsoever. The tripod extends from 32" to 51" (81cm to 130cm) and weighs 12 lbs. The combination of the tripod and mount has a loading capacity of 35lbs, not taking into account the counterweights that come with it!

The SXP Mount uses high quality pulse motors that are designed to react smoothly and quickly for its movement system. They utilize a micro slow motion feature for maximum smoothness and precision when being adjusted, and both the R.A. and DEC Wheels have 180 teeth. These are high precision machined wheels and worm gears made of brass for the most accurate tracking possible, synergizing splendidly with the pulse motors that drive them. The two shafts are both comprised of strong carbon steel, ensuring durability and toughness that will last. A unique feature that further adds to the value of this mount is that the mounts main body is designed to serve as a part of the counterweight system, greatly aiding balance and stability.

This package includes the latest and most refined Vixen Polar scope to date, the Polarie PF-L. This new scope greatly improves on the functionality of its predecessors in numerous ways. Such new features are as follows:
  • 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 dimmable 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 consumption.


On the whole this is an exceptional mount on a matching tripod with a superb hand controller- a trifecta of excellence that is sure to make your astrophotography experience a true pleasure! This package goes a step further to also include the Polarie PF-L Polar Scope, a new level of alignment quality!

Full Feature List

  • R.A. Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter; Brass
  • DEC Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72mm diameter; Brass
  • Worm Gears: 9mm Diameter; Brass
  • R.A. Axis: 40mm Diameter; Carbon Steel
  • DEC Axis : 40mm Diameter; Carbon Steel
  • Bearings :15 Bearings
  • Counterweight Bar: 20mm Diameter; Retractable Altitude Adjustment: 0 deg to 70 deg ; (Fine Adjustment with Tangent screw: - 15 deg , 3 step elevation) Approx. 0.8 deg per rotation
  • Azimuth Adjustment: Double screw Fine Adjustment: Approx. +/- 7 deg ; 2 deg per rotation
  • Drive Motor: Stepping (Pulse) Motor with 300pps
  • Controller : STAR BOOK TEN
  • Power Consumption: DC 12 volts, 0/45~2.2A, 0.6~2.5A(Maximum)
  • Controller: STAR BOOK Hand Controller ; D-Sub9 pin Male Plug
  • Maximum Loading Weight: 16kg/35 lbs + Counterweights
  • Counterweight: 1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs ; 3.7kg/8 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13.5 x 14 x5 inches
  • Weight: 11 kg/ 24.25 lbs (without counterweight)


Manufacturer Product Number: 25121HAL130
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-25121HAL130
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer Vixen
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included Vixen Starbook 10
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs ; 3.7kg/8 lbs
Mount Special Features Integrated Polar Finder
Weight Capacity 35 lbs + Counterweights
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