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Vixen Sphinx SXW Mount 2502 Product Info
Vixen SPHINX SXW Mount MT-SX-2502 is a outstanding computerized mount for all-level of observer. For the ultimate in both GOTO technology and an Vixen equatorial mount, the Vixen SPHINX equatorial mount MTSX2502 and STAR BOOK controller, make a formidable combination. The stylish Vixen Sphinx equatorial mount MT-SX2502 comes standard with built in motors and the world's first star chart go-to controller with full color LCD display, STAR BOOK. The Vixen STAR BOOK is easy to use and makes the Vixen SPHINX mount available to a wide range of ages and experience levels.
Note: This is the Vixen Sphinx mount and Starbook only. Order optional tripod separately.
Features and specifications of Vixen SPHINX equatorial mount:
180-tooth worm gears for fine full circle motion.
Built in DC servo motors for improved polar axis rotation and reduced need for heavy counterweights.
Up to 5-deg/sec slewing.
Retractable counterweight shaft provides easy storage and transportation.
Standard Vixen dovetail bracket for attachment of telescopes.
Maximum 22 pound load capacity for a wide range of optical tubes.
Power: 12V, center pin positive, works with portable sources
Telescopes mount securely with locking bolt and safety screw system on standard dovetails
Features and specifications of the STAR BOOK controller:
Large color liquid crystal display. (4.7 inch, 320x420 pixels, STN, 4096 colors)
High Speed Internal CPU (32 bit RISC processor, 75MHz, 8MB SDRAM, 4MB Flash ROM upgradeable)
Zoom-In/Out buttons for the color star chart display also control the motor speed. As you zoom in closer to an object on the display, the motor speed becomes finer and as you zoom out, the motor speed increases to cover larger distances.
Features/menu options displayed on the large color screen and are navigated with buttons on the controller.
Large astronomical database that maps 22,725 celestial objects.
LAN Port within the controller for flash upgrades.
Compatibility with SBIG ST auto guiders -
STAR BOOK controller can be used as a stand alone star atlas from anywhere, anytime.