Vixen VC200L Telescope & SXP EQ Mount w/ Starbook 10

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Vixen VC200L Telescope & SXP EQ Mount w/ Starbook 10
$5,699.00
Item # VX-25095DS
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  • This package combines the Vixen VC200L modified Cassegrain optical tube with the Vixen SXD EQ Mount.
  • VISAC optical design reduces flare, increases light transmission for maximum contrast and brightness.
  • Edge to edge image sharpness is the optimal choice for large CCD sensors allowing you to capture the entire field in HD crisp clarity.
  • Sphinx SXD EQ mount offers a strong platform for the VC200L and your choice of imaging accessories.
  • Large precision gears provide a smooth ride with minimal backlash.
  • Starbook 10 controller features a 5 inch full-color screen, gaming-style control and a wide variety of tracking modes.
  • 5 year warranty!
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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. 

The Screen:

  • Full-color, 5" HD quality LCD screen. 
  • Adjustable brightness.
  • Red nightvision mode available for both screen and controller buttons.

The "Brain": 

  • 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. 

Controller Hardware:

  • LAN PC connection.
  • Autoguider port built in.
  • Expansion slot available with purchase of separately available Advance Unit.
Additional Information

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.
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Included Items

Included Items

  • VC200L Optical Tube
  • Dual Speed Focuser
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Carry Handle
  • SXP EQ Mount
  • Tripod
  • Starbook 10 Controller
  • (1) 4.2 lbs. Counterweight
  • (1) 8 lbs. Counterweight
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