Vixen VC200L & Sphinx SXP Mount with Starbook 10
Combining the Vixen 200mm modified Cassegrain VC200L with the Sphinx SXP equatorial mount, Vixen has created a perfect imaging combination. The VC200L features 8 inches of perfectly corrected optics, providing the best light transmission and contrast with an f/9 focal ratio. Using a proprietary aspeherical design, this optical tube is geared for astrophotography. 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.
About the VC200L VISAC Optical Tube
VISAC. Vixen Six-Order Aspherical Cassegrain. A specialized design that utilizes a 6th order aspherical primary mirror and a convex secondary mirror combined with a triplet corrector lens. Rather than holding the primary in place with traditional hooks, a retaining ring is used. This combination decreases flare, increases contrast and eliminates coma. Stars are tack sharp across the entire high definition 35mm field which is especially desireable when paired with the large format CCD sensors that are widely available in today's camera market. This HD experience means that the image quality is not diminished by the optical quality of the telescope in anyway.
A dual speed focuser is included for coarse and fine focus adjustment as is a compression ring for secure accessory attachment.
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-25095DS Manufacturer Vixen Telescope Series Vixen VC Optical Design Modified Cassegrain Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo Warranty 5 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 200mm (8 in.) Telescope Focal Length 1800mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/9 Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.3 Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately Optical Tube Outer Diameter 232mm Length of Optical Tube 600mm Optical Tube Weight 13.2 lbs. Tube Color or Finish Gloss White Focuser Size 2" Focuser Style Crayford Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual Focusing Speeds Two-Speed Eyepiece(s) Included N/A 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 37.5 lbs.
- Included Items
- VC200L Optical Tube
- Dual Speed Focuser
- Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
- Carry Handle
- SXP EQ Mount
- Starbook 10 Controller
- (1) 4.2 lbs. Counterweight
- (1) 8 lbs. Counterweight
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