Vixen Optics STARBOOK TEN Computer Controller

Vixen Optics STARBOOK TEN Computer Controller

Vixen Optics STARBOOK TEN Computer Controller

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Vixen Optics STARBOOK TEN Computer Controller

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Product Highlights

  • Full Go-To Capabilities
  • Enables Precision Tracking
  • 272,342-Object Database
  • Permanent PEC and Proprietary Vixen PEC
  • Backlash Compensation
  • 5" TFT Color Display, WVGA Resolution
  • Full-Color with Variable Brightness
  • Red Night Vision Mode
  • Autoguider Compatibility
  • Powered by the Mount
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  • 1Description

Offered as an included accessory with select mounts, Vixen Optics' STARBOOK TEN Computer Controller is compatible with Sphinx mounts as an optional accessory to give them full Go-To capabilities with precise tracking and an intuitive user interface. The SB10 can also be used as an upgrade to their entry-level STARBOOK controller to add more precision, Go-To options, and usability.

Functions
  • Display
    • 5" TFT LED
    • Resolution: 800x480 (WVGA)
    • Full color backlit display
    • Red monochromatic option for reading in the dark without affecting night-adjusted vision
    • Variable brightness
    • Right Ascension display: 1 arcsec increment
    • Declination display: 0.1 arcmin increment
  • Hibernate mode conserves power
  • Built-in speaker
  • Phased star charts display only relevant info for what is visible overhead
  • LAN port to update database via Internet
  • Powered by mount to reduce weight
Tracking Capabilities
  • Automatic GoTo Slewing
  • Sidereal tracking and different tracking rates for the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, and artificial satellites
  • Proprietary Vixen Periodic Error Protection (VPEC)
    • Intrinsic errors are measured and entered into memory at the factory for precision tracking out of the box
    • Use with PPEC to boost tracking performance
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) enables you to train out tracking errors for more accurate tracking over extended periods of time, such as long-exposure astrophotography
  • Backlash compensation allows you to train out the play inherent in all gears for more precise tracking
  • Autoguider compatibility for enhanced tracking
Database
272,342 objects
  • NC Objects: 784
  • IC Objects: 5386
  • Messier Objects:109
  • 7 Planets
  • 1 quasi-planet
  • Moon and Sun
In the Box
Vixen Optics STARBOOK TEN Computer Controller
  • Controller Cable
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU 32-bit RISC
    Processor: 324MHz SH7764
    Display Size: 5.0" / 12.7 cm
    TFT color LCD
    Resolution: WVGA, 800 x 480
    Backlight: Red
    Input & Output Autoguider: 6 pole 6 wired modular jack
    LAN Port: 10Base-T
    Mount Connector Port: D-SUB 9 Pin male plug
    Power Requirements 12 VDC, from mount
    Consuption: ±0.25 W
    Dimensions 6.7 x 6.1 x 1.2" / 16.9 x 15.4 x 3.0 cm
    Weight 14.1 oz / 400 g, excluding connector cable
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 8.9 x 2.0"

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