Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount and Star Book One

Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount and Star Book One

Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount and Star Book One

B&H # VISXPMSB1 MFR # 58704
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Product Highlights

  • Micro Slow Motion Equatorial Mount
  • 180-Tooth RA/DEC Gear Wheels
  • Star Book One Hand Controller
  • Celestial, Solar, and Lunar Tracking
  • 1Description

The Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount and Star Book One is an innovative equatorial mount engineered to accommodate a 35 lb payload capacity. Two features make this mount stand apart from other manufacturer's equatorial mounts within the same price bracket; the mount design and the Star Book One hand controller. The forward-thinking design uses the body of the mount as part of the counterweight system, enabling smoother motion and less additional counterweight.

Controlling the rig is the Star Book One (SB1) computer, which helps you find, observe, and track celestial objects. Since near and deep sky objects appear to move at different speeds, the SB1 features celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate tracking speeds. An integrated autoguider port adds to the mount's usability.

Star Book One
  • Powered by mount through connector port
  • LED display screen backlight
  • Red backlit keypad
  • Independent screen and keypad dimming control
  • ST-4 compatible integrated autoguider port
  • Sidereal tracking with different tracking speeds: Celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate
  • Variable manual slewing speeds from 0.1x to 999x
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic error correction (PEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Adjustable screen brightness
  • Selectable tracking for Northern and Southern hemisphere
In the Box
Vixen Optics Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount and Star Book One
  • SXP Equatorial Mount
  • 2 x Counterweights
  • Star Book One
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mount Type German Equatorial
    Load Capacity 35 lb (16 kg)
    Gears RA: 72mm diameter, 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement, brass
    DEC: 72mm diameter, 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement, brass
    Worm Wheel 9 mm diameter, brass
    Right Ascension Axis 40 mm in diameter, carbon steel
    Declination Axis 40 mm in diameter, carbon steel
    Motor Stepping (pulse) motor with 300 pps
    Bearings 15
    GO-TO Capability Yes, with included Star Book One controller
    Altitude / Azimuth Adjustment Alt: 0 to 70° (fine adjustment with tangent screw: - 15°, 3 step elevation)
    Az: double screw fine adjustment: approx +/- 7°; 2° per rotation
    Polar Axis Scope Built-in 6 x 20 scope
    Bubble level
    Illuminated reticle
    Setting accuracy within 3 minutes
    Includes Tripod/Pier No
    Counterweights 4.2 lb (1.9 kg), 8 lbs (3.7kg)
    Power DC 12 volts, 0/45~2.2 A, 0.6~2.5 A (maximum)
    Dimensions 13.5 x 14.0 x 5.0" (34.3 x 35.6 x 12.8 cm)
    Weight 24.25 lb (11 kg), excluding counterweights
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