Vixen AX103S Refractor & Sphinx SXP Mount with Starbook 10
Vixen's SXP is the latest iterration in a long line precision Sphinx equatorial mounts. Offering a smoother and even more accurate design than it's predecesors, the SXP has the strength to comfortably carry the VC200L optical tube and the imaging gear of your choice. Paired with this power-house mount is Vixen's 103mm AX refractor optical tube. Featuring fully multi-coated precision extra-low dispersion optics, the AX103S is an ideal imaging lens.
About the AX103S Refractor Optical Tube
The Vixen AX103S refractor tube has a focal length of 825mm creating a focal ratio of f/8. This longer focal length creates an image with better color and finer detail than telescopes with similar aperture but shorter focal lengths. This ED apochromatic quad element refractor optical tube utilizes a triplet primary element design which produces crystal clear images with no false color with maximum light tranmission.
A dual speed focuser is included for coarse and fine focus adjustment.
- 150.0mm back focus from rear edge of focuser body
- 63.5mm back focus with reducer from rear edge of focuser body
- Resolving power of 1.13 arc seconds
- 11.8 limiting magnitude
- 217x light gathering power
- 60mm/ 50.8mm adapting thread
- Built in dew shield with diameter of 140mm
- Compression ring visual back
- Includes tube ring and Vixen-style dovetail
About the Sphinx SXP EQ Mount
Decades of EQ mount design experience have gone in to the creation of the SXP mount. A unique offset design lets the body of the mount head act as part of the counterweight system, reducing the need for as many additional counterweights when compared to traditional EQ mounts. Large, 180 teeth gears enable fluid precision movement with minimal backlash.
About the Starbook 10 Controller
Included with the SXP EQ mount is Vixen's innovative Starbook 10 controller. Featuring a gorgous full color, large LCD screen, the Starbook 10 contains an extensive catalog of over 270,000 objects so no matter what your location or desired target you're sure to find it. Other convenience features include a night-vision mode for the screen, brightness control, glowing control buttons, hibernate control, and bilingual options. Adding to the mount's gear accuracy, the Starbook 10 controller also provies backlash compensation, automated Go-To functions, and lunar, sideral, solar, artificial sattelite and comet tracking modes, virtual and permanent PEC.
- Full-color, 5" HD quality LCD screen.
- Adjustable brightness.
- Red nightvision mode available for both screen and controller buttons.
- Database of 272,342 objects.
- User defined objects allowed.
- Comet tracking mode.
- Sattelite tracking mode.
- Backlash compensation.
- Virtual and permanent PEC. Virtual PEC is automatically loaded on the mount's programing and will compensate for typical errors. Permanent PEC is a user determined correction which can be saved to controller, further refining the SXD's tracking accuracy.
- Hibernate mode - adjustable. Save your battery life! "Wake up" your mount by simply switching over the power switch. No need to loosen clamp levers on the RA and DEC axis.
- LAN PC connection.
- Autoguider port built in.
- Expansion slot available with purchase of separately available Advance Unit.
- Additional Information
SKU VX-25093 Manufacturer Vixen Telescope Series Vixen AX Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo Warranty 5 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 103mm Telescope Focal Length 825mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/8 Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.8 Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Dew Shield Included? Yes Optical Tube Outer Diameter 115mm Length of Optical Tube 690mm Optical Tube Weight 10 lbs. Tube Color or Finish Gloss White Focuser Size 2" Focuser Style Rack & Pinion Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual Focusing Speeds Two-Speed Eyepiece(s) Included None Finder Included None Objects in Database 272,342 Power Adapter Included AC Wall Adapter Counterweights Included (1) 4.2 lbs. & (1) 8 lbs. Hand Controller Included? Yes Mount Weight 24.25 lbs. Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs Total Telescope Weight 34.25 lbs.
- Included Items
- AX103S Optical Tube
- Dual Speed Focuser
- Tube Ring
- Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
- SXP EQ Mount
- Starbook 10 Controller
- (1) 4.2 lbs. Counterweight
- (1) 8 lbs. Counterweight
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