Vixen SXP Sphinx Mount w/ HAL-130 Tripod, Starbook 10, 25051HAL130
Combining the best functions of the Sphinx series of mount and of the STAR BOOK controller, a new generation of the sold equatorial mount for high-performance observing and astrophotography.
Comes as standard with all-in-one STAR BOOK TEN which is the new generation of handheld controller with high-definition LCD screen for user-friendliness beyond compare.
Incorporates pulse motors with high response to signals and ease of precise control. Vixen's micro-step motion control makes the rotation of the motors very accurate and smooth.
The R.A. and DEC wheels have 180 teeth and 72mm in diameter. High-precision NC machined wheels and worm gears made of brass for the most accurate possible tracking.
The R.A. and DEC shafts are made of strong carbon steel. The rotational parts of the SPX mount have 15 bearing pieces. This provides extremely smooth motion for tracking and slewing to the target object.
A unique structure of the Sphinx declination body acting as part of a counterweight is succeeded. A highly portable equatorial mount which has high payload capacity, rigidness and ease of operation.
Periodic error corrections you made are saved and retained for improvement if you turn off the power.
The function of Cross over Meridian allows you to change the timing of the reverse motion of the optical tube. It is a convenient feature if photographing an object in the culmination.
The Vixen SX or SPHINX mount and STAR BOOK hand controller are groundbreaking advancements in high speed, portable GOTO mount technology. The SPHINX is a solid, well built mount that has the look and feel of Vixen quality.
Beginners and seasoned hobbyists will benefit from the portability of the mount, ease of use of the 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.
The innovative STAR BOOK hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount.
The Vixen HAL130-GP Aluminum Tripod is the newest and longest tripod for the Vixen GP Series Mounts. Legs extend from 31.9" - 51.2" (81cm - 130cm). The weight of the Vixen HAL130-GP Aluminum Tripod is just over 12 lbs (5.5 kg), which makes it an excellent choice for travel. It is constructed of heavy-duty aluminum, this tripod will hold any of the Vixen GP or GP Deluxe mounts and provide a stable platform for visual or photographic work.
Specifications of SXP Sphinx Mount:
Mount SXP Equatorial Mount
R.A. 180-tooth full circle micro-movement wheel gear, 72mm in diameter, made of brass
DEC 180-tooth full circle micro-movement wheel gear, 72mm in diameter, made of brass
Worm gears 9mm in diameter, made of brass
R.A. axis 40mm in diameter, made of carbon steel
DEC axis 40mm in diameter, made of carbon steel
Number of bearings 15 pieces
Counterweight bar 20mm in diameter, made of stainless steel, retractable
R.A. setting circle 10 minutes (hour angle) increments, accessible to 1 minute by vernier reading
DEC setting circle 2 degrees increments, accessible to 10 arc minutes (about 0.167 degrees) by vernier reading
Polar axis scope Built-n 6ıı20mm scope, Field of view 8 degrees, with illuminated reticle and bubble level, setting accuracy within 3 minutes Time graduation circle : 10 minutes increments between 16h and 08h next day morning Date graduation circle : 2 days increments Meridian offset circle : Adjustable between E20 degrees and W20 degrees in 5 degree increments Northern hemisphere : Polaris pattern with reticle applicable to year 2025 Southern hemisphere : Octantal 4 stars pattern
Azimuth adjustment Coarse setting : 360 degrees, Fine adjustment : about ıı 7 degrees, Twin tangent screws / knobs : about 1 degree per rotation
Altitude adjustment Latitude between 0 degree and 70 degrees (3 divided adjustments : ıı 15 degrees per zone), 3 altitude zones (for high, middle and low latitudes), 2 degrees increments, Twin T-bar handles : 0.8 degrees per rotation
Drive motors Stepping (Pulse) motors, with micro-step control (about 250pps)
Automatic slewing Automatic "Go-To" pointing with STAR BOOK TEN, Maximum tracking speed : about 1000ıı sidereal rate, Precision tracking with micro-step motion control
Loading capacity 16kg (35.2 lb) at a point of 25cm above from the place where the RA and DEC axes cross.
Power source / Consumption DC12V, 0.45 to 2.5 A
Weight About 25kg (55.1 lb) exclusive of counterweights
Counterweight 3.7kg (8.15 lb)ıı1 and 1.9kg (4.2 lb)ıı1
Specification of Starbook Ten:
Controller STAR BOOK TEN
CPU 32bit RISC Processor 324MHz
Display 5-inch TFT color LCD, WVGA (800ıı480 = 384,000pixels) 65,536 colors, with adjustable backlighting
Electricity input DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class 4
Autoguider port 6-pole 6-wired modular jack
Mount port D-SUB9PIN
LAN connecting port 10BASE-T
Power source DC12V (supplied from the mount side)
Battery for backup memory CR2032
Power consumption About 0.5W (at the use independently)
Working temperature 0 degree to 40 degree Centigrade
Weight 380g (13.4 oz)
Firmware update Via LAN
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