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Vixen Sphinx SXP v Sphinx SXD2 Features

Vixen's Sphinx SXP Mount was derived from the state of the art AXD Mount. The SXP has a more precise and rugged
construction and components than the Sphinx SXD2. While many features may be comparable, the Sphinx SXP Mount
was designed as a lightweight, but solid equatorial mount for astrophotography enthusiasts.

SPECIFICATIONS SXP Equatorial Mount SXD2 Equatorial Mount
Mount Head Optional Saddle Plate or Dovetail Plate Mounting Block (Flat head style) Vixen Dovetail-Plate Mounting Block standardized (Dovetail style)
R.A Slow Motion 180-tooth full circle movement gear, 72mm in diameter, Material: Brass 180-tooth full circle movement gear, 72mm in diameter, Material: Brass
DEC. Slow Motion 180-tooth full circle movement gear, 72mm in Diameter, Material: Brass 180-tooth full circle movement gear, 72mm in Diameter, Material: Brass
Worm Gears 9mm in Diameter, Material: Brass 9mm in Diameter, Material: Brass
R.A Axis 40mm in Diamter, Material: Carbon Steel 40mm in Diamter, Material: Carbon Steel
DEC. Axis 40mm in Diameter, Material: Carbon Steel 35mm in Diameter, Material: Carbon Steel
Number of Bearings 15 bearings (all ball bearings) 9 bearings (4 ball bearings and 5 needle bearings)
Counterweight Bar 20mm in Diameter, Retractable (Longer 264mm counterweight bar) 20mm in Diameter, Retractable (219mm counterweight bar)
Azimuth Adjustment Double screw fine adjustment: Approx +/-7° degree: 2° degree per rotation
Altitude Adjustment 0 degree to 70 degree, (Fine adjustment with tangent screw:+/-15 degree, 3-step elevation) Approx 0.8° degree per rotation
Drive Motor Stepping (Pulse) Motor with 250pps Stepping (Pulse) Motor with 250pps
Automatic Slewing/Tracking "GO TO" with STAR BOOK TEN、Maximum 1,000x sidereal rate  "GO TO" with STAR BOOK TEN、Maximum 1,000x sidereal rate
Precision tracking with micro-step motion control system Precision tracking with micro-step motion control system
Photographic Payload Approx 1.3-16kg (32.5-400kg, cm torque load:
About 1.3-16kg at a point of 25cm from the fulcrum)
Approx 1.3-15kg (32.5-400kg, cm torque load: About 1.3-15kg at a point of 25cm from the fulcrum)
Controller Terminal D-SUB9PIN Male Plug D-SUB9PIN Male Plug
Electricity Terminal DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4, With Cigarette-lighter plug cord DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4
Power Consumption DC12V, 0.45~2.2A, 0.6~2.5A (Maximum) DC12V, 0.45~2.2A, 0.6~2.5A (Maximum)
Dimensions 343mm × 360mm × 128mm 343mm × 360mm × 128mm
Weight Approx 11kg(without counterweight) Approx 9.2 kg(without counterweight)

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