Vixen R200SS Telescope & Sphinx SXP EQ Mount w/ Starbook 10

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Vixen R200SS Telescope & Sphinx SXP EQ Mount w/ Starbook 10
Item # VX-25094DS
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  • The Vixen R200SS Newtonian reflector telescope offers 8 inches of light gathering aperture that is completely free of chromatic aberration.
  • Ultra fast optical design, a focal ratio of just f/4. Shorter exposure times and a compact optical tube!
  • State of the art aluminum mirror coatings create the optimal mirror surface for an f/4 telescope.
  • 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!


Vixen R200SS Newtonian & Sphinx SXP Mount with Starbook 10

Vixen 200mm Newtonian reflector telescope features exceptionally fast optical design with precision Vixen engineering and optical quality.    Razor sharp images are free from chromatic abberation.    A thrill for any observing astronomer, the R200SS also makes an excellent imaging lens with the addition of an optional coma corrector thanks to very short exposure times.  Paired with the 200mm Newtonian optical tube is 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 R200SS Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube

8" inches of aperture with a astonishingly short focal length.  A focal ratio of just f/4 greatly reduces exposure times and a compact design.   The Newtonian's design is ideal for the serious observing astronomer.  Its 200mm of aperture gather a great deal of light and provide a wide field of view.   View groups of nebulae, large objects and multiple star clusters.     Naturally free from chromatic abberation which is commonly known as "purple fringing" and commonly an issue with lower quality optics.  Vixen's state of the art aluminum vaccuum evaporation coating technology creates an optimal surface for the primary mirror to function at f/4.   The R200 SS's compact, lightweight body style allows it to be highly portable making it an excellent star party companion.   For the astrophotographer, adding an optional coma corrector will create a completely coma free image circle making this an ideal scope for capturing comets, nebulae, and star clusters.

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-25094DS
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen R
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 200mm (8 in.)
Telescope Focal Length 800mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/4
Highest Useful Magnification 400x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.3
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 232mm
Length of Optical Tube 700mm
Optical Tube Weight 11.7 lbs
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Style Rack & Pinion
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
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Mount Weight 24.25 lbs.
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
Total Telescope Weight 36 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • R200SS Optical Tube
  • Dual Speed Focuser
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Tube Rings
  • Carry Strap
  • SXP EQ Mount
  • Tripod
  • Starbook 10 Controller
  • (1) 4.2 lbs. Counterweight
  • (1) 8 lbs. Counterweight
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