Vixen ED103S Refractor Telescope
Super Low Dispersion Glass featured in this Vixen ED103S Refractor quells leftover chromatic aberration far below the threshold of visibility for sharp, high contrast images for visual observers as well as astrophotographers. Enjoy clear, pinpoint star images due to this refractor's new SD lenses and a shorter f/7.7 focal ratio. Vixen SD glass generates high contrast observing that is practically free of false color. The design employs glass technology that is free of hazardous lead, helping promote a cleaner global ecosystem.
Astrophotographers will appreciate the high contrast images that can be obtained with this telescope. This Vixen ED103S refractor includes 90mm tube rings, compression ring, and Vixen Dual Speed Focuser. Manufactured in Japan.
Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount and Starbook 10 Controller
Vixen has modified the design and construction of their cutting-edge SXD equatorial mount. The new SXD2 has a higher loading capacity along with more rigidity allowing for a steadier stage for astrophotography. Quiet stepping motors provide smooth slewing and fast command response.
Increased Loading Capacity: RA and DEC Axes are both manufactured from solid steel with brass wheel gears. This allows the mount the ability to take on loads of up to 50 lbs with counterweights included for astrophotography.
Smooth RA and DEC Movement: The interior of the new SXD2 is vastly different from prior SX Mounts. RA and DEC axes as well as the screw gear shafts now have added bearings. The worm screw gears are rigorously inspected for exact concentricity and are lapped in the whole circle for smooth movement.
Included with the SXD2 Mount is Vixen's new Starbook 10 controller, previously available only with the SXP Mount. The Starbook 10 consists of an enormous catalog of over 270,000 objects so that you'll be able to locate your desired target no matter where you are. Features a beautiful, full color, sizable LCD screen. Other convenient features such as night vision mode, brightness control, glowing control buttons, hibernate control, and bilingual options are also included with the Starbook 10. This controller also supplies backlash compensation; automatic Go-To performance; lunar, sidereal, solar, man-made satellite, and comet tracking modes; and both virtual and permanent PEC, advancing the SXD2 mount's gear efficiency.
- Full-color, 5" HD quality LCD screen
- Adjustable brightness
- Red night vision mode available for both screen and controller buttons
- 270,000+ object database
- Permits user defined objects
- Artificial satellite and comet tracking modes
- 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.
- Adjustable hibernate mode. 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
- Integrated autoguider port
- Expansion slot available with purchase of separately available Advance Unit
Vixen Product Number: 25081