Vixen's New Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount is the newest entry into the line of award winning Sphinx Mounts. The SX2 Mount is simple to operate yet features high precision mechanics. The New SX2 Mount features the NEW STAR BOOK ONE
Hand Controller. With this controller you can track objects with ease. Vixen's innovative STAR BOOK TEN
is an option that can be added to this mount.
STAR BOOK ONE Functions: Celestial, Solar, Lunar, and King's Rate Tracking, Slewing Speeds Variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal, Backlash Compensation, PEC, Autoguider port, Screen Brightness Adjustable, Direction Keys, Red LED Light Easy Secure setup. The Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount sets up in minutes. One bolt secures it to the tripod. Beginners and seasoned hobbyists will benefit from the portability of the mount, the easy to use controller, the ability to download future upgrades directly to the controller and the versatility of placing a variety of optical tubes on this equatorial mount with Vixen's universal dove tail plate.
High Speed Precise GoTo Slewing: The short profile declination head and internal motors greatly improve balance and motion around the RA Axis. This innovative, lightweight design guarantees precise motor control.
Unique Motor Layout: The internal placement of the the RA and DEC motors allow the motors to act as a built in counterweight. Small telescopes require no additional counterweights.
Retractable Counterweight Shaft: Constructed of corrosion resistant stainless steel, it retracts into the Sphinx mount body for easy storage.
The remarkably fast 200mm (8") f/4 parabolic primary mirror of the Vixen R200SS Newtonian reflector gives extremely sharp images with no chromatic aberration. The use of state-of-the-art coating technology yields the ideal surface for its f/4 primary mirror. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument. The telescope's large aperture and compact body make it ideally suited for astrophotography of nebulae, star clusters and comets. The use of the optional coma corrector allows for a sharp coma-free image from edge to edge, and the rack and pinion focuser, with an adapter, accepts 2 eyepieces. The R200SS features Vixen's new Dual Speed Focuser for fine focus observing and compression ring.
Altitude Adjustment Latitude between 0deg ~ 70deg, 3 altitude zone setting, Altitude Scale: 2deg increments, Twin T Bar Handles 0.8deg rotation Drive Motor Stepping (Pulse) Motors with 250PPS Loading Capacity About 27 lbs excluding counterweight Weight About 15.5 lbs, excluding counterweight Controller STAR BOOK ONE Accessories : Finder Scope, Tube Rings, 2 eyepieces, Tripod, Optical tube: 200mm Parabolic, Multi Coated, Newtonian Optical Tube Focal Length / F#: 800mm F/4 Photo /Visual Back: 60mm, 42mm f or T ring /31.7mm Star Diagonal: Optional Highest Useful Magnification: 400x Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.3 Resolution: Rayleigh Resolving power : 0.63" Light Gathering Power: 816x Field of View: standard eyepiece with LV20mm : 75' - 40x Optical Coatings: Multi-coated Optical Tube Diameter/Length : Tube diameter 232mm (9.1 in) / Length 700mm (27.5 in) Optical Tube Weight: 11.7 lbs. / 5.3 kg.