The sleek design of the AXD Mount covers innovative gearing.
here) for superior performance. The sleek design of Vixen's AXD Equatorial Mount covers innovative gearing for superior performance. Avid astronomers will find that the high performance and precise tracking of the AXD Mount will raise their level of astrophotography. With its ease of use and superior performance, the AXD Munt offers even novice astronomers the opportunity to be a successful astro-photographer. Controlled by
Vixen's new STAR BOOK TEN, the AXD combines all the features that the serious
astronomer has been waiting for. The AXD Mount was names a
2011 Star Product by Astronomy Magazine. Read
.Astronomy Magazine wrote
about the AXD Mount.
TEN in Japanese means "The Heavens" and this mount
will get you there with ease. With observatory quality controls, popular objects
appear on the High Definition screen and the AXD "SEE-TO" Technology shows you
the sky before the GO-TO sends you there. With the ability to zoom to any area
you can easily find your target object. When you have viewed all 270000 objects,
you can enter and save your own discoveries. No computer needed with the STAR
BOOK TEN. Add the Advance Unit, ann expansion unit designed for the STAR BOOK
TEN controller. The installationof the Advance Unit in the STAR BOOK TEN
controller enhances your autoguiding capabilities. Withthis unit installed you
can view an image from a CCD-based imaging camera, record to or play back from a
SD/SDHC card and adjust the shutter exposure controls of a DSLR camera.
The new Astro Imaging capabilities of the STAR BOOK
TEN include integrated video imaging and Video Auto Guiding. With the Zoom In
feature for guiding and planetary observing, you can lock on an object, capture
the image, and save it to stack later. The full metal construction of this
observatory quality mount incorporates bronze 135mm 270 tooth RA Gear and 21
Needle Bearings (13 on RA Axis & 8 on DEC Axis). With all these features and
Permanent PEC, Night Vision Mode, and a 270,000 Database the STAR BOOK TEN with
the NEW AXD Mount is a revolutionary design for telescope mounts. Covered by Vixen's 5 Year
Warranty and manufactured in Japan.
Precision Stepping Motor: Vixen's precise
micro-step motion control system generates 400 signal pulses per second on the
stepping motor. The accurate rotations guarantees outstanding performance of the
AXD Mount and excellent responsiveness. The stepping motors have a torque strong
enough to slew a payload of 66lbs (30kg)
Advanced Motor Layout: The built in R.A. and DEC
motors are placed in he lower part of the declination body on the AXD Mount.
This brings the center of balance of the declination body under the crossing
point between the R.A. and DEC axes and serves as a portion of counterweight.
Moreover, the short distance from the crossing point to the mount head is a
configuration designed to lighten a heavy counterweight.
VPEC Periodic Error Correction: The periodic
motions of each AXD Mount are individually measured at Vixen's factory for
accurate performance and precise periodic error correction. The periodic error,
which is measured by the VPEC, is recorded on nonvolatile memory inside the
mount and it is not lost when you turn off the power. This is a great advantage
to both the novice and experienced astrophotographers, enabling you to take
impressive astrophotographs with less likelihood of failure. Both PEC and VPEC
can also be added by the user to raise the tracking accuracy as the occasion
inimum Backlash: The stepping motors control the
rotation of the gears from low to high speed by means of Vixen's unique
micro-step motion control system,. This eliminates the need for numerous
reduction gears in the motor gear train resulting in excellent decrease in
216 tooth full circle micro-movement gear, 108mm diameter, brass