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Vixen ED81 Telescopes 81mm with Dual Speed Focuser and Sphinx SXW Mount Product Info

The Vixen ED81 Telescope with Focuser and Sphinx SXW Mount 55032 combine both Vixens highest quality short focal length telescope with their highest quality GOTO mount. You will not be disappointed with the operation or image quality from this telescope package. As a first purchase you will easily begin observing hundreds of celestial objects. For the astro-photographer the ED81S 550320 and Sphinx mount makes a great combination. With the mount's ability to use an auto guider and connect with other software on your computer, you will be well on your way to taking some great images. The SPHINX SXW comes standard with built in motors and the world's first star chart go-to controller, Vixen Starbook, with a large full color LCD display. The Sphinx's design is exceptional and the exterior styling is equally attractive. For a full line of Vixen Telescopes and other products by Vixen on sale please visit the Vixen Telescopes page on our website. For more brand name Telescopes please visit our Telescopes store section.

Specifications for Vixen ED81 Telescope with Sphinx SXW Mount 55032:

Aperture" 81mm:
Focal length" 625mm (f7.7):
Resolving power/ limiting magnitude: 1.43 arc sec. 11.3
Light gathering power: 134x
Tube Dia./length/weight: (OD) 90mm x (L) 600mm; 2.3kg
Finderscope: Dot Finder
Threads/Visual Back size: 60mm, 42mm threaded for T Ring/50.8mm push fit
Eyepiece: LV20mm (31x), LV5mm (125x)

Specifications for Vixen Sphinx SXW Equatorial Mount:

R.A. Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
DEC Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
R.A. Coordinates Display: On the screen of STAR BOOK, 01 min. increments
DEC Coordinates Display: On the screen of STAR BOOK, 01 arc min. increments
Polar Axis Scope: Optional
Altitude Adjustment: 0 degree to 70 degrees (Fine Adjustment with tangent screw
Azimuth Adjustment: Double screw fine adjustment
Telescope Controller: STAR BOOK
Power Source: DC 12 volts
Maximum Loading Weight: 16kg/35 lbs
Counterweight: 1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs
Weight: 6.8 kg/ 15 kbs (without couterweight)

Features of Vixen ED81 81mm Telescope w/ SXW Mount 55032:

  • Good First Telescope
  • Virtually free of false color

Package Contents:

  • Vixen ED81 Telescope with Dual Speed Focuser and Sphinx SXW Mount 55032
    • Sphinx Mount
    • Star Book Hand Controller

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