Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount (Item #25061)
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Vixen has reworked the design and manufacture of its innovative SXD Mount. The new SXD2 Mount has a greater loading capacity and is more rigid enabling a more steady platform for astrophotography. The quieter Stepping motors ensure you of smooth, quiet slewing with quick response to commands.

The new Star Book Ten, available previously on the SXP Mount, features an intuitive Star Chart Go-To System on a high definition LCD Screen. Features include night vision screen, hibernate mode, VPEC and PPEC, and optional built in autoguider. For more information check Here. Add the new Advance Unit, an expansion unit designed for the STAR BOOK TEN controller. The installation
of the Advance Unit in the STAR BOOK TEN controller enhances your autoguiding capabilities. With this 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.

 

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Increased Loading Capacity: Both the RA and DEC Axes are made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears. This enables the mount to carry loads of up to 50 lbs (including counterweights) for astrophotography. Vixen SXD2 Mount  

Smooth RA and DEC Movement: The inside of the new SXD2 is very different from the previous SX Mounts. Bearings have been added to the shafts of t he RA and DEC axes and the screw gear shafts. The worm screw gears are inspected for strict concentricity and are lapped in the whole-circle for smooth movement.

Vixen SXD2 Mount  
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What else is different?
SXD2 Mount Specifications
 
SXD
SXD2
RA Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
Maximum Loading Weight

35

50
DEC Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
Rotation Shafts
Aluminum Alloy
Carbon Steel
RA Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 minute increments
Wheel Gears
Aluminum
Brass
DEC Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 arc minute increments
Bearings
1
9
Polar Axis Scope: SX Polar Axis Scope (pre-installed)
Motors
Polar Axis Scope
DC Servo
Optional
Stepping
Supplied
Altitude Adjustment: 0 to 70°, separated by 3 zones for fine adjustment w/ tangent screws (+- 15°)
Controller
STAR BOOK
STAR BOOK TEN
Go-To Controller: STAR BOOK TEN, 1200x max slewing speed
Polar Axis Scope Specifications
Power Source: DC12V, 0.4 to 1.7A
Built-in 6x20mm scope, FOV 8° , Bubble Level, Illuminated Reticle, Setting accuracy within 3 minutes,
Time Graduation Circle: 10 minute increments between 16h and 8h (the following day)
Date Graduation Circle: 2 day increments
Meridian Offset Circle: Adjustable between E20° and W20° in 5° increments
Northern Hemisphere: Polaris pattern with reticle (Applicable to year 2025)
Southern Hemisphere: Octantal 4 stars pattern with reticle
Power Connecting Terminal: DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class 4
Dimensions: 36cmx 36cmx 12 cm
Weight: 19.3 lbs (excluding counterweights)
Counterweights: 4.2lb and 8.15 lb
Sphinx SXD2 Mount Manual
Sphinx Mount Accessories
Item #3520 -Autoguider $299 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item #25167 -SX Half Pillar $189 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #2576 - Accessory Plate DX $169 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item #26961 - SX Tripod Carry Case $69.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #2661 - SX Dovetail Plate $18.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item #5460 - Triangle Accessory Tray $34.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #2577 - 1.9kg Counterweight $46.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item #3599 - AC Adapter $119.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #2578 - 2.8 kg Counterweight $59.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item #8644 - Cigarette Lighter Plug Adapter $19.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #2579 - 3.7 kg Counterweight $74.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item #2571 - SX Decl. Clamp Unit $189 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #3796 - Weight Shaft Camera Bracket $89.95 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item # 2574 - SX Counterweight Shaft $159 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #2697 - SX Aluminum Case $399 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Item #25301 - Advanced Unit $599 Vixen Sphinx Mounts  
Item #25171 - SX Metal Pillar $799 Vixen Sphinx Mounts     Advanced Unit Instructions More Information..    
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