The NEW Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount with the ground breaking Go-To mount technology featuring Vixen's STAR BOOK Ten. Tripod included.
Vixen has reworked the design and manufacture of its innovative SXD Mount. The new SXD2 Mount has a greater loading capacity and is more rigid enabling a more steady platform for astrophotography. The quieter Stepping motors ensure you of smooth, quiet slewing with quick response to commands.
The new Star Book Ten, available previously on the SXP Mount, features an intuitive Star Chart Go-To System on a high definition LCD Screen. Features include night vision screen, hibernate mode, VPEC and PPEC, and optional built in autoguider
Increased Loading Capacity: Both the RA and DEC Axes are made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears. This enables the mount to carry loads of up to 50 lbs (including counterweights) for astrophotography.
Smooth RA and DEC Movement: The inside of the new SXD2 is very different from the previous SX Mounts. Bearings have been added to the shafts of t he RA and DEC axes and the screw gear shafts. The worm screw gears are inspected for strict concentricity and are lapped in the whole-circle for smooth movement.
What else is different? SXD2 Mount Specifications
SXW SXD2 RA Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
Maximum Loading Weight
50 DEC Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
Rotation Shafts Aluminum Alloy Carbon Steel RA Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 minute increments
Wheel Gears Aluminum Brass DEC Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 arc minute increments
Bearings 1 9 Polar Axis Scope: SX Polar Axis Scope (pre-installed)
Polar Axis Scope DC Servo
Supplied Altitude Adjustment: 0 to 70°, separated by 3 zones for fine adjustment w/ tangent screws (+- 15°)
Controller STAR BOOK STAR BOOK TEN Go-To Controller: STAR BOOK TEN, 1200x max slewing speed
Power Source: DC12V, 0.4 to 1.7A
Power Connecting Terminal: DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class 4
Dimensions: 36cmx 36cmx 12 cm
Weight: 19.3 lbs (excluding counterweights)
Counterweights: 4.2lb and 8.15 lb