Vixen R200SS Newtonian Telescope w/Sphinx SXD2 Mount & Starbook 10

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Vixen R200SS Newtonian Telescope w/Sphinx SXD2 Mount & Starbook 10
$4,399.00
Item # VX-25084DS
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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.
  • Vixen employs advanced coating technology to produce the optimal surface for its f/4 primary mirror.
  • The Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount has the capability of handing loads of up to 50 lbs.
  • Starbook 10 controller features a 5" full-color HD quality LCD screen, 270,000+ object database, backlash compensation, virtual and permanent periodic error correction (PEC), hibernate mode, and adjustable brightness!
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Vixen R200SS 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. An optional coma corrected may be used for images that are sharp and coma-free from edge to edge. Includes a rack and pinion focuser with an adapter that accepts 2" eyepieces.

Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount and Starbook 10 Controller


Vixen has modified the design and construction of their cutting-edge SXD equatorial mount. The new SXD2 has a higher loading capacity along with more rigidity allowing for a steadier stage for astrophotography. Quiet stepping motors provide smooth slewing and fast command response.

Increased Loading Capacity: RA and DEC Axes are both manufactured from solid steel with brass wheel gears. This allows the mount the ability to take on loads of up to 50 lbs with counterweights included for astrophotography.

Smooth RA and DEC Movement: The interior of the new SXD2 is vastly different from prior SX Mounts. RA and DEC axes as well as the screw gear shafts now have added bearings. The worm screw gears are rigorously inspected for exact concentricity and are lapped in the whole circle for smooth movement.

Included with the SXD2 Mount is Vixen's new Starbook 10 controller, previously available only with the SXP Mount. The Starbook 10 consists of an enormous catalog of over 270,000 objects so that you'll be able to locate your desired target no matter where you are. Features a beautiful, full color, sizable LCD screen. Other convenient features such as night vision mode, brightness control, glowing control buttons, hibernate control, and bilingual options are also included with the Starbook 10. This controller also supplies backlash compensation; automatic Go-To performance; lunar, sidereal, solar, man-made satellite, and comet tracking modes; and both virtual and permanent PEC, advancing the SXD2 mount's gear efficiency.

The Screen:

  • Full-color, 5" HD quality LCD screen
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Red night vision mode available for both screen and controller buttons
The Brain:

  • 270,000+ object database
  • Permits user defined objects
  • Artificial satellite and comet tracking modes
  • 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.
  • Adjustable hibernate mode. 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
  • Integrated autoguider port
  • Expansion slot available with purchase of separately available Advance Unit


Vixen Product Number: 25084DS
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-25084DS
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen R
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 7.9" (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
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Style Rack & Pinion
Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual
Focusing Speeds Two-Speed
Finder Included None
Mount Weight 19 lbs
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
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Included Items

Included Items

  • Vixen R200SS Newtonian Telescope
  • Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount
  • HAL-130 Tripod
  • Dual-Speed Focuser
  • Dovetail Plate
  • Tube Rings
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