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Astronomy > Mounts & accessories > Mounts > Equatorial with GoTo > Vixen > Sphinx > Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Product no.: 62092

Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo

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Product description

The Sphinx Professional 2 (SXP2) mount is a further development of the classical SXP with improved load-bearing capacity and accuracy of movement - the latter is achieved thanks to a toothed belt drive and large taper roller bearings. This Sphinx purrs like a kitten!

Also the mount chassis has a higher material strength in comparison to the previous SX models. The central axis of the telescope is secured in a fork in order to ensure a high level of stability of the pole block. It is the same fork as seen in the heavier AXJ. With this a fast, but also very stable setting of the latitude is possible.

To set up the mount a 6x20 polar finder is pre-installed. With this, you can set up the polar alignment in both the northern and the southern hemispheres. This polar finder has a variable illuminated reticle with automatic shut-off function. The brightness has 8 levels of adjustment. The Polar finder has a direct set-up using three reference stars and can reach an accuracy of up to 3 arc minutes. If you want to set up the mount quickly and do not need the accuracy required for astrophotography, you can also use the optional compass QPL.

The mount head has a diameter of 35 mm and has eight threaded holes for M8 screws, which are arranged at intervals of 45 degrees. The threaded holes can also be used to attach rails from manufacturers other than Vixen.

The counterweight bar has the same standard diameter as all Sphinx mounts, and so the same counterweights can be used. The bar need not be unscrewed for transporting, but simply slides into the housing. Since the design of the Sphinx mount uses the motor used as a counterweight, the mount requires relatively little additional counterweights.

The Star Book Ten controller is available for purchase as a standalone item only to upgrade the SX2 mount. It is included as standard with the SXD2, SXP and AXD mounts and is not backwards compatible with the Star Book controller supplied with Vixen’s previous generation SX and Atlux mounts.

Specifications

Capacity


Max. additional load capacity (kg)
17
Diameter of counterweight bar (mm)
20
Counterweight(s) (piece)
1 (3,7kg)
Power consumption (mA)
2500
Power supply
12
Software
StarBook
Motor speeds
max 1000
Polar elevation setting (°)
0-70
RA axis diameter (mm)
40
DEC axis diameter (mm)
40
RA worm shaft diameter (mm)
9
DEC worm shaft diameter (mm)
9
Worm gear teeth (RA) (piece)
180
Worm gear teeth (DEC) (piece)
180
DEC worm gear diameter (mm)
73
RA worm gear diameter (mm)
73
Material of worm gear
Brass
Motor type
Stepper motors (250 PPS)
Weight mount head only (kg)
13
Axle bearings
Taper roller bearings
Input voltage
12
Drive type
Worm wheel

Special features


Level
yes (Air lever)
GoTo system
yes
PEC correction
yes

Equipment


Tripod <p>
without tripod
Pole finder
yes

General


Total weight (kg)
17
Overall size LxWxH (cm)
39 x 42 x 13
Series
Sphinx
Type
Mount
Type of build
Equatorial

Area of application


Useful for photographs
yes

GoTo control


Database
272.000
Software
Starbook Ten
GoTo Language
multilingual
PEC correction
yes

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Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Toothed belt drive

Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Taper roller bearings
Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Pole finder scope
Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Mounting head
Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Mount fork
Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Seat for the optional QPL- Compass
Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo
Starbook controller for operating the GoTo functions
Vixen Mount Sphinx SXP2 Starbook Ten GoTo

Illustration of display of the Star Book Ten: in this example, all currently visible Messier objects are displayed and M42 is selected.

After confirming "OK" the control moves towards the object. The Star Book Ten can be set to the most common world languages.

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