Vixen Sphinx SXP EQ Mount with Starbook 10 - Discontinued

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Vixen Sphinx SXP EQ Mount with Starbook 10 - Discontinued   Discontinued

Regular Price: $3,099.00

Special Price $2,799.96

Item # VX-25051
  • The Vixen Sphinx SXP mount has a weight capacity of 35 lb., not including counterweights, and comes standard with the amazing Star Book Ten controller.
  • The Starbook Ten controller allows you to navigate the night sky via its large, full color high-def LCD screen. Its like tablet made just for celestial navigation with the Sphinx SXP!
  • The mount design of the Vixen Sphinx Pro is very unique; it uses the body of the mount as part of the counterweight system. Very smart.
  • A built-in 6x20 polar finder with patterns for bolt the North and South Hemisphere.


About the Sphinx SXP German Equatorial Mount

The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience while designing German Equatorial Mounts at Vixen headquarters in Japan. The Vixen Sphinx SXP mount and Star Book Ten hand controller, which comes standard with the SXP, display the best in portable GoTo technology. This new generation of hand-held controllers features a high definition LCD screen and the technology to show you the sky before your telescope takes you there.Motors: The Sphinx SXP Mount features pulse motors designed to react smoothly and accurately. The micro slow motion control assures you of smooth operation. R.A and DEC: The R.A. and DEC wheels on the Sphinx SXP have 180 teeth. They are high precision machined wheels and worm gears made of brass for the most accurate tracking possible. The R.A. and DEC shafts are comprised of strong carbon steel. The rotational parts have 15 bearings for smooth tracking and slewing. Unique Mount Design: The Vixen Sphinx SXP Mount is designed so that the mount body acts as part of the counterweight system. Periodic Error Correction: Data from your PE correction input is saved for your next observing session. Polar Axis Scope: The Sphinx SXP Mount includes a built-in 6x20 polar axis scope. It features a bubble level, illuminated reticle, and setting accuracy within 3 minutes.

  • Time Graduation Circle: 10 Minute Increments
  • Date Graduation Circle: 2 Day Increments
  • Meridian Offset Circle: Adjustable between E20° and W20° in 5° increments
  • Northern Hemisphere: Polaris pattern with reticle (Applicable to year 2025)
  • Southern Hemisphere: Octantal 4 stars pattern with reticle

The Vixen Star Book Ten is the most advanced astronomical hand controller available and is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the night sky. This innovative hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color High Definition LCD screen! The color screen shows a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount.

Vixen Sphinx SXP German Equatorial Mount Specifications

  • R.A. Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72 mm diameter; Material: Brass
  • DEC Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement ; 72 mm diameter; Material: Brass
  • Worm Gears: 9 mm Diameter; Material: Brass
  • R.A. Axis: 40 mm Diameter; Material: Carbon Steel
  • DEC Axis: 40 mm Diameter; Material: Carbon Steel
  • Bearings: 15 Bearings
  • Counterweight Bar: 20 mm Diameter; Retractable
  • Altitude Adjustment: 0° to 70°; (Fine Adjustment with Tangent screw: - 15°, 3 step elevation) Approx. 0.8° per rotation
  • Azimuth Adjustment: Double screw Fine Adjustment: Approx. +/- 7°; 2° per rotation
  • Drive Motor: Stepping (Pulse) Motor with 300 pps
  • Telescope Controller: STAR BOOK TEN
  • Power Consumption: DC 12 volts, 0/45~2.2A, 0.6~2.5A (Maximum)
  • Power for Hand Controller: D-Sub9 pin Male Plug
  • Maximum Loading Weight: 16 kg/35 lb + Counterweights
  • Counterweight: 1.9 kg/ 4.2 lb ; 3.7kg/8 lb
  • Dimensions: 13.5 x 14 x 5 inches
  • Weight: 11 kg/ 24.25 lb (without counterweight)
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-25051
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? No
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer Vixen
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included Vixen Starbook 10
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 4.2 lb & 8 lb
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Weight Capacity 35 lb.
Leg Length N/A
Material N/A
Power Supply Included DC Battery Adapter
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Weight of Head 24.4 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount
  • Starbook Ten Controller
  • One 4.2 lb Counterweight
  • One 8 lb Counterweight
  • Star Book Cable
  • Ferrite Core for LAN Cable
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Size M8 Screws
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Cigarette Lighter Plug Cord
  • Strap for Starbook Ten
  • CR2032 Battery for Starbook Ten
  • Instruction Manual
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