Vixen R200SS Newtonian Telescope w/ Sphinx SX2 Mount & Star Book One

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Vixen R200SS Newtonian Telescope w/ Sphinx SX2 Mount & Star Book One
$3,499.00
Item # VX-25076DS
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  • This extremely fast Vixen R200SS Newtonian Telescope features a parabolic primary mirror that yields remarkably sharp images entirely without chromatic aberration.
  • Long focuser travel is excellent for astrophotography.
  • Employs state-of-the-art coating technology to yield the ideal surface for its f/4 primary mirror.
  • The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount features high precision mechanics yet is easy to operate.
  • Star Book One hand controller gives users the ability to track celestial objects with little effort.
  • The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount is easily transportable and can be assembled quickly.
  • Package includes dual-speed focuser, dovetail plate, tube rings, and eyepieces.
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Vixen R200SS 8" Newtonian Reflector Telescope


This Vixen R200SS Newtonian Reflector Telescope features an extremely fast 200mm (8") f/4 parabolic primary mirror that yields remarkably sharp images entirely without chromatic aberration. The primary mirror has been manufactured with a one-of-a-kind aluminum vacuum evaporation technology in order to arrange the high precision parabolic mirror. Vixen employs advanced coating technology to produce the optimal surface for its f/4 primary mirror. Observers will appreciate the wide views of deep sky objects this reflector generates. With this telescope, actual groups of nebula or star clusters may be viewed simultaneously.

The large aperture and condensed, lightweight body of the Vixen R200SS make it ideally fitted for astrophotography of nebulae, star clusters and comets. Includes dual-speed focuser for fine focus observing and imaging.

Vixen R200SS 8" Newtonian Reflector Features...


  • 800mm focal length operating at a fast f/4 focal ratio for a wide, true field of view.
  • Multi-coated optics for bright, crisp images.
  • Impressive resolving power of 0.63" and limiting stellar magnitude of 13.3.
  • Optical tube assembly weighs only 11.68 pounds.


Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One Controller


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 One hand controller that will allow you to track celestial objects with little effort.

Star Book One Functions:

  • Celestial, Solar, Lunar, and King's Rate Tracking
  • Slewing speeds variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic Error Correction
  • Autoguider port
  • Adjustable screen brightness
  • Direction keys
  • Red LED light


Easy Secure Setup: The Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount can be assembled quickly. Tripod attachment 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: 25076DS
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-25076DS
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen R
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - Motorized
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 8" (200mm)
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, Not Necessary
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 232mm
Length of Optical Tube 27.5"
Optical Tube Weight 11.7 lbs
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Focusing Speeds Two-Speed
Finder Included None
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Mount Weight 15.5 lbs
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
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Included Items

Included Items

  • Vixen R200SS Newtonian Reflector Telescope
  • Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount
  • HAL-130 Aluminum Tripod
  • Star Book One Controller
  • Dual-Speed Focuser
  • Dovetail Plate
  • Tube Rings
  • Carry Strap
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