Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount w/ Star Book 10 Controller & HAL-130 Tripod
Introducing the new Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount, the latest in a long line of acclaimed Sphinx Mounts. In spite of its high precision mechanics, using the SX2 mount is not complicated. Includes the new Star Book Ten hand controller with HD LCD display and 5x the processing speed of the Star Book One controller. In addition, the Star Book Ten has over 10 times the number of objects in its database as the Star Book One does. Other features include comet and satellite tracking modes.
Star Book 10 Features:
Easy Secure Setup:
- CPU: 32 bit, 324 MHz (Star Book One: 32 bit, 70 MHz)
- Display: High Definition 5" TFT color LCD, WVGA (800x480)
- Red light "Night Vision" mode
- Brightness adjustment
- Hibernate mode
- 272,342 stored objects in memory (Star Book One: 22,725)
- User object registration
- Comet tracking mode
- Satellite tracking mode
- Backlash compensation
- Periodic Error Correction (PEC)
- Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
- Autoguider port
- PC Connection: LAN
The Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount can be assembled quickly. Attachment to a tripod (not included) requires only a single bolt. Both novice and veteran hobbyists will enjoy this mount's mobility, its simple to operate controller, its ability to download forthcoming upgrades straight to the controller, and the assortment of optical tubes that can be employed using Vixen's universal dovetail plate.
Unique Motor Layout:
RA and DEC motors are internally placed, allowing them to behave like a built in counterweight. Extra counterweights are not necessary for smaller telescopes.
Retractable Counterweight Shaft:
The counterweight shaft is made of rust-proof stainless steel and retracts into the Sphinx mount body for painless storage.
Vixen Product Number: 25071SB10