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Combining the best functions of the Sphinx series of mounts and of the latest Star Book GO-TO controller, Vixen has introduced a new generation of SX equatorial mount for high-performance observing and astrophotography.
The Vixen SXP mount comes with Star Book Ten controller for manual or computer controlled observation or astrophotography.
Using the same high precision stepper motors as the top of the range AXD mount, the new SXP brings a new level of performance to the mid-range Vixen mount family. The SXP is quieter and smoother in its tracking than the SX and SXD2 mounts and the increased precision of the motors allows for improved performance for long-exposure astrophotography.
The new mount comes as standard with the Star Book Ten which is the latest generation Vixen handheld controller. Its high resolution screen and extensive feature set make it the perfect companion for this sturdy mount.
The SXP mount uses high-precision pulse stepper motors. Vixen's micro-step motion control makes the movement of the motors very accurate, quiet and extremely smooth.
The RA and DEC gear wheels have 180 teeth and are 72mm in diameter. High-precision CNC-machined brass wheels and worm gears ensure accurate tracking. The uprated RA and DEC shafts are made of carbon steel and are supported by a combination of 15 bearings.
As with the other mounts in the SX range, the declination body of the SXP mount acts as part of the counterweight system. This helps to reduce the amount of additional weight carried on the counterweight shaft.
The Star Book Ten controller allows for permanent periodic error correction data to be saved.
|R.A. slow motion axis||180-tooth full circle micro-movement gear, 72mm diameter, brass wheel|
|DEC slow motion axis||180-tooth full circle micro-movement gear, 72mm diameter, brass wheel|
|Worm gears||9mm diameter, brass|
|R.A. & DEC. axes||40mm diameter, carbon steel|
|Number of bearings||15 pieces|
|Counterweight bar||20mm in diameter, retractable|
|R.A. setting circle||10 minutes increments (accurate to 1 minute)|
|DEC. setting circle||2° increments (accurate to 10 minutes, about 0.167°)|
|Polar axis scope||Built-in 6x20mm scope, FOV 8°, bubble level, illuminated reticle, setting accuracy within 3 minutes|
|Drive motor||Stepping (Pulse) motors with 300PPS|
|Slewing||Maximum 1000x sidereal rate|
|Maximum loading weight||16kg (35.2lb)|
|Power source||DC12V 0.6 ~ 2.5A|
|Dimensions||343 x 359 x 128mm|
|Weight||10.5kg (23.1lb) without counterweight|
|Counterweight||3.7kg (8.15lb) x 1pc and 1.9kg (4.2lb) x 1pc|
||75167 Half Pillar
Weight 1.8kg (3.9lb)
||72576 Accessory Plate DX
Weight: 1275g (44.97oz)
For SX, SXD2, SXP, GP2 and GPD2.
Dovetail mounting block is required to use with VC and VMC
||72697 SX Aluminium Case
Weight: 6.1kg (13.4lb)
Note: Special order only
||75161 Aluminium Tripod SXG-HAL130
Lightweight rigid box section legs adjustable from 81cm to 130cm in length.
Weight: 5.5kg (12.1lb)
Note: Tripod not included with SXW or SXD2 mount.
||76961 Carrying Bag for Tripod HAL130
For SX-HAL130 and HAL130 tripods.
Holds a Half Pillar.
||75460 Tripod Accessory Tray
This tray provides a convenient storage space for eyepieces and other accessories. It also improves the overall stability of the tripod. The tray can be used on the HAL130 for use with GP and SX mounts as well as on the Porta II tripod.
||75301 Advance Unit
Available for Star Book Ten only.
Works as a built-in autoguider in combination with an optional CCD video camera.
Weight: 100g (3.52oz)
Please note: The SXP Mount is available to special order only