has reworked the design and manufacture of its innovative Sphinx Mounts. 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 auto guider. Add the Advance Unit
for a built in auto guider in combination with a CCD video camera. Includes HAL130SXG Tripod
Increased Loading Capacity: 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 the visual observer and 33 lbs 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.
Built in 6 x 20mm Polar Axis scope. Specifications:
Setting accuracy within 3 minute
Time Graduation Circle: 10 minute increments between 16h and 8h (the following day)
Date Graduation Circle: 2 day increments
Meridian Offset Circle: Adjustable between E20° and W20° in 5° increments
Northern Hemisphere: Polaris pattern with reticle (Applicable to year 2025)
Southern Hemisphere: Octantal 4 stars pattern with reticle
Includes HAL130SXG Tripod.
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.