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Item #36919 - Vixen STARBOOK TEN Controller
Vixen STAR BOOK TEN Hand Controller

List Price: $1,120.00
Our Price: $799.00
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Product Code: 36919

Description Technical Specs
The STARBOOK TEN is Vixen's innovative hand held computer controller for Vixen Sphinx Mounts. This controller comes with the Sphinx SXD2 and SXP2 Mounts and it optional on the SX2 Mount. 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 STARBOOK TEN is 5 times as fast as the STARBOOK and it allows you to enjoy clear and smooth star chart navigation.
The STARBOOK Ten screen can be displayed with monochromatic red light in order to maximize the accommodation of your eyes to darkness. The operating keys can also be lit in red.

Hibernate Mode: After selecting to continue the current setup at the initial screen, you can break and restart your automatic slewing and tracking of the mount by just flipping the power switch, if the mount is still in place, without loosening the R.A. and DEC clamp levers.

Different Tracking Rates: The motion of the moon, the sun and planets and comets are different tracking rates than the stars. The STARBOOK TEN move the Mount in different rates, automatically, dependent upon the target object.

Artificial Satellite Watching: The STARBOOKTEN has a menu to find and track artificial satellites by entering the orbital elements of the satellites. the ISS and named satellites are pre-registered.

Extension Slot: The STARBOOKTEN has space for an optional extension unit. The extension unit has video signal inputs for both NTSC and PAL for capturing and displaying moving images. The use of this image processing enables the STARBOOKTEN 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 STARBOOKTEN controller. The installation of the Advance Unit in the STARBOOKTEN 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. Note: The STARBOOKTEN will not work with older Sphinx mounts.

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