Vixen Star Book Ten

The High Definition Color LCD Screen displays astonishingly clear visible information on its 5" screen. Phased star charts and many useful functions can be intuitively operated by all level of astronomers. The CPU processing speed of the STAR BOOK TEN is 5 timesa as fast as the STAR BOOK and it allows you to enjoy clear and smooth star chart navigation.

STAR BOOK TEN Specifications


32bit RISC Processor 324MHz SH7764


5” TFT color LCD WVGA (800x480 pixels), with backlighting

Electricity Terminal

DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4

Autoguider Port

6 pole 6 wired modular jack (for external unit)

LAN Port


Mount Connector Port

D-SUB 9 Pin male plug

Extension Slot

For an optional Extension unit  (Autoguider)

R.A & DEC Display

R.A.: 1sec. increment, DEC: 0.1 minute increment

Power Source

DC12V (Power is supplied from the mount side)

Poser Consumption

About 0.25W (Stand alone unit)


169mm x 154mm x 30mm


14.11 oz (400g) excluding the cable and optional extension unit

Celestial Object Database

272,342 (SAO:248997, NC Objects: 784; IC Objects: 5386; Messier Objects:109*; 7 Planets; 1 quasi-planet, the Moon and the Sun) *M40 is a missing number. M91 and M102 are also listed as NGC4548 and NG5866 in the database

Menus and Major Functions

Automatic GoTo Slewing; Sidereal tracking and different tracking rates for the Sun , Moon, planets, comets, and artificial satellites; Backlash compensation; VPEC; Permanent PEC; Autoguider application; Night Vision Screen; Bilingual interaction; Brightness control, Hibernate control; Built in Speaker; LAN connection updating

RA Coordinate Display

STAR BOOK Full Color LCD screen ; 0.1 min increments

DEC Coordinate Display

STAR BOOK Full Color LCD screen ; 1.0 are min. sec increments

Vixen Star Book tenNight Vision Mode

The STAR BOOK Ten screen can be displayed with monchromatic red light in order to maximize the accommodation of your eyes to darkness. The operating keys can also be lit in red.
Hibernate Mode: Aftere selecting to contiue the current setup at the initial screen, you can break and restart your automatic slewing and tracking of the AXD mount by just flipping the pwer switch, if the mount is still in place, without loosening the R.A. and DEC clamp levers
Celestial Object Database: The STAR BOOK TEN contains more thant 270,000 object includeing Messier catalog, NGC, IC and the SAO star catalog. Celestial objects on the database can easily be searched by number or name. The user has the ability to register and save new objects
VPEC and PPEC: The VPEC is Vixen's original periodic error correction preloaded on the AXD Mount. This guarantees highly accurate tracking of the R.A. for successful astrophotogrpahy. PPEC allows you to refine the VPEC , by adding the result of your own periodic error correction. A record of the PEC correction can be saved.
Different Tracking Rates: The motion of the moon, the sun and planets and comets are different tracking rates than the stars. The STAR BOOK TEN move the AXD Mount in different rates, automatically, depenedent upon the target object.
Artificial Satellite Watching: The STAR BOOK TEN has a menu to find and track artificial satellites by entering the orbital elements of the satellites. the ISS and namesd satellites are pre-registered.
Extension Slot: The STAR BOOK TEN has space for an optional extension unit. The extension unit has video signal inputs for both NTSC and PAL for captuing and displaying moving images. The use of this image processing enables the STAR BOOK TEN to function as if it had a built in autoguider. No external autoguiders are needed. 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 backfrom a SD/SDHC card and adjust the shutter exposure controls of a DSLR camera.

Compare the STARBOOK TEN to the Original STARBOOK

CPU 32 bit, 324 MHz 32 bit, 70 MHz
Display  High Definition 5" TFT color LCD, WVGA (800x480) 4.7" STN color LCD, QVGA (320x240)
Red light "Night vison" mode Yes No
Brightness adjustment Yes Yes (From 2008)
"Hibernate" mode Yes No
No# of objects in memory 272,342 22,725
Registration of user objects  Yes No
Comet tracking mode Yes No
Satellite tracking mode Yes No
Backlash compensation Yes Yes
PEC Yes Yes
Permanet PEC No  No
Cross Over Maridian Setting Yes No
Autoguider port Yes Yes
PC connection LAN LAN
Expansion slot Advance Unit  (Sold Separately) Compatible (Advanced Unit Instructions) No
Storage to an SD card Available on Advance Unit No

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