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Vixen SPHINX SXD2 Equatorial GoTo Mount with PF-L Pole Viewfinder

by Vixen
SKU ES25101
BARCODE 4955295251018
Original price $ 3,299.95 - Original price $ 3,299.95
Original price
$ 3,299.95
$ 3,299.95 - $ 3,299.95
Current price $ 3,299.95

Features

  • GoTo mount with computer control
  • Starbook Ten control with high-resolution monitor
  • 272,000 preinstalled celestial objects
  • Standard auto guider input on the control
  • Load: 15 kg (photographic) without counterweight
  • Accessories: 2 counterweights (1.9 kg and 3.7 kg)

Description

Vixen has developed a new generation of SX mounts for demanding observers and astrophotographers.
The SXD2 mount comes with the new STAR BOOK TEN control feature and be operated manually or with a computer. Featuring the same precision stepper motors as the top-of-the-range AXD mount, the SXD2 sets a new standard for performance and precision in the Vixen mount range.

Precision stepper motors and micro-step motion control system
The star feature of the SXD2 is the precision stepper motors, which offer better performance and responsiveness than previous models. The micro-step motion control system has powerful yet very quiet drive characteristics that offer both fine control and quick swivel movements.

Built-in bearings
The bearings of the RA and DEC axles and the worm shafts were significantly improved in order to reduce the load on the motors. The motors are much quieter than those on previous models.

High-precision worm gears
High-precision processing technologies were used to rectify problems with the worm gear. The edges of both worms and worm gears are particularly smooth, which enables them to deliver very high precision.

Declination axis functions as counterweight
The sturdy motor units are built into the bottom of the declination axis to ensure that the SDX2’s center of gravity is below the intersection of the RA and DEC axis. As a result, fewer additional counterweights are required.

What's Included

 

  • 1.9 kg and 3.7 kg counterweight
  • PFL-II polar viewfinder
  • Cigarette lighter cable

Specs

R.A. slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter, mode of brass
DEC slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter, mode of brass
Worm shaft gear 9mm in diameter, made of brass
R.A. axis 40mm in diameter, made of carbon steel
DEC axis 35mm in diameter, made of carbon steel
Counterweight bar 20mm in diameter, retractable, made of stainless steel
Number of bearings 9 pieces
R.A. display On-screen the STAR BOOK, 0.1 minute increments
DEC display On-screen the STAR BOOK, 0.1 minute arc increments
Polar axis scope (Preinstalled) 6×20mm, Field of view 8 degrees, 3-star alignment system, Variable illuminated reticle with auto turn-off, Brightness adjustable in 8 steps, Dark field illumination, Setting accuracy within 3 arc minutes
Altitude adjustment Latitude adjustable between 0 degree and 70 degrees (divided in 3 zones and adjustable +/- 15 degrees per zone, for high, middle and low latitudes), latitude scale in 2 degrees increments, Fine adjustments with a tangent screw knob about 0.8 degrees per rotation
Azimuth adjustment Fine adjustments with twin screw knobs about 1.2 degrees per rotation, adjustable range about +/- 7degrees
Motor drive Pulse motors with micro-step motion control (250 pps)
Star Chart Go-To Automatic Go-To slewing with STAR BOOK TEN, 1000× of sidereal rate at maximum slewing speed
Photographic loading weight 15kg / 33 lb (Maximum torque load : 375kg -cm at a point of 25cm from the place where th RA and DEC axes cross.)
Power port DC 12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4
Power supply Comes Cigarette-lighter pulg cord (center puls polarity) as standard accessory
Working voltage DC 12V
Electricity consumption 0.45A to 2.5A
Size 360mm × 343mm × 128mm
Weight 9.2Kg / 20.3 lb (without counterweight)
Counterweights 1.9Kg × 1, 3.7kg × 1 / 4.2 lb × 1, 8.15 lb × 1

Warranty

Vixen warranties its products to be free from initial defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period based on part type:

Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty

Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited Two Year Warranty

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Manual

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