Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Equatorial Mount

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.

The New STAR BOOK ONE is available for use with the Sphinx SXD2 Mount. It featuures Celestial, Solar, Lunar, and King’s Rate Tracking, Slewing Speeds  Variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal , Backlash  Compensation, PEC, Autoguider port, Screen Brightness Adjustable, Direction Keys, Red LED Light.

Vixen Sphinx SXD2 Telescope Mount

Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
Item # 25061 Sphinx SXD2 & STAR BOOK TEN $2499

Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
Item #25061HAL130 Sphinx SXD2 & STAR BOOK TEN w/ tripod $2699

Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
Item #58705 Sphinx SXD2 & Star Book One $2199

Vixen Sphinx D Mounts

Item #58705HAL130 Sphinx SXD2 & Star Book One w/Tripod $2399


Michael Reichmann purchased his SXD2 since it fit his criteria of "a system without too many mistakes that would be reasonably priced, yet not limit me as my experience grew and I became more demanding. It also had to be small and light enough to transport in the trunk of my car, lift and carry to a viewing site, and not be too complex to set-up and run" He states that "Just the mount and the hand-held controller, which can do everything that a computer can when it comes to most people's astro imaging needs". You can read Michael's complete article and images taken using the SXD2 Mount and STARBOOK TEN Hand contoller Here

Chris Thomasel states" I have to confess that the night I spent at the field with the new Vixen mount was one of the most memorable and fun experiences I can recall in astronomy. Vixen has hit a home run with the Sphinx Delux 2. " Read his full review Here

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
SXD2 Mount Specifications
RA Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
DEC Slow Motion: Worm and Wheel Gears 180 Tooth whole circle movement
RA Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 minute increments
DEC Display: On screen STAR BOOK TEN , 0.1 arc minute increments
Polar Axis Scope: SX Polar Axis Scope (pre-installed)
Altitude Adjustment: 0 to 70°, separated by 3 zones for fine adjustment w/ tangent screws (+- 15°)
Go-To Controller: STAR BOOK TEN, 1200x max slewing speed
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
Polar Scope Specifications
Built-in 6x20mm scope
FOV 8°
Bubble Level
Illuminated Reticle
Setting accuracy within 3 minute

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

SXD2 Users 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 Information.    



Vixen SXD2 Telescope/Mount Packages
Purchase your SXD2 with one of these Vixen Telescopes. All packages include STAR BOOK TEN, Diagonal, Finder Scope, Half Pillar if needed, 2 Eyepieces.
SXD2 Mount & ED103 Telescope $4999 More Info Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
SXD2 Mount & AX103 Telescope $6599 More Info Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
SXD2 Mount & ED115 (Dual Speed focuser) Telescope $5999 More Info Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
SXD2 Mount & R200SS (Dual Speed focuser) Telescope $4399 More Info Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
SXD2 Mount & VC200L (Dual Speed focuser) Telescope $4699 More Info Vixen Sphinx D Mounts
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