Vixen SPHINX SXD2 Equatorial GoTo Mount with PF-L Pole Viewfinder
- GoTo mount with computer control
- Starbook Ten control with high-resolution monitor
- 272,000 preinstalled celestial objects
- Standard auto guider input on the control
- Load: 15 kg (photographic) without counterweight
- Accessories: 2 counterweights (1.9 kg and 3.7 kg)
Vixen has developed a new generation of SX mounts for demanding observers and astrophotographers.
The SXD2 mount comes with the new STAR BOOK TEN control feature and be operated manually or with a computer. Featuring the same precision stepper motors as the top-of-the-range AXD mount, the SXD2 sets a new standard for performance and precision in the Vixen mount range.
Precision stepper motors and micro-step motion control system
The star feature of the SXD2 is the precision stepper motors, which offer better performance and responsiveness than previous models. The micro-step motion control system has powerful yet very quiet drive characteristics that offer both fine control and quick swivel movements.
The bearings of the RA and DEC axles and the worm shafts were significantly improved in order to reduce the load on the motors. The motors are much quieter than those on previous models.
High-precision worm gears
High-precision processing technologies were used to rectify problems with the worm gear. The edges of both worms and worm gears are particularly smooth, which enables them to deliver very high precision.
Declination axis functions as counterweight
The sturdy motor units are built into the bottom of the declination axis to ensure that the SDX2’s center of gravity is below the intersection of the RA and DEC axis. As a result, fewer additional counterweights are required.
- 1.9 kg and 3.7 kg counterweight
- PFL-II polar viewfinder
- Cigarette lighter cable
|R.A. slow motion||Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter, mode of brass|
|DEC slow motion||Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter, mode of brass|
|Worm shaft gear||9mm in diameter, made of brass|
|R.A. axis||40mm in diameter, made of carbon steel|
|DEC axis||35mm in diameter, made of carbon steel|
|Counterweight bar||20mm in diameter, retractable, made of stainless steel|
|Number of bearings||9 pieces|
|R.A. display||On-screen the STAR BOOK, 0.1 minute increments|
|DEC display||On-screen the STAR BOOK, 0.1 minute arc increments|
|Polar axis scope||(Preinstalled) 6×20mm, Field of view 8 degrees, 3-star alignment system, Variable illuminated reticle with auto turn-off, Brightness adjustable in 8 steps, Dark field illumination, Setting accuracy within 3 arc minutes|
|Altitude adjustment||Latitude adjustable between 0 degree and 70 degrees (divided in 3 zones and adjustable +/- 15 degrees per zone, for high, middle and low latitudes), latitude scale in 2 degrees increments, Fine adjustments with a tangent screw knob about 0.8 degrees per rotation|
|Azimuth adjustment||Fine adjustments with twin screw knobs about 1.2 degrees per rotation, adjustable range about +/- 7degrees|
|Motor drive||Pulse motors with micro-step motion control (250 pps)|
|Star Chart Go-To||Automatic Go-To slewing with STAR BOOK TEN, 1000× of sidereal rate at maximum slewing speed|
|Photographic loading weight||15kg / 33 lb (Maximum torque load : 375kg -cm at a point of 25cm from the place where th RA and DEC axes cross.)|
|Power port||DC 12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4|
|Power supply||Comes Cigarette-lighter pulg cord (center puls polarity) as standard accessory|
|Working voltage||DC 12V|
|Electricity consumption||0.45A to 2.5A|
|Size||360mm × 343mm × 128mm|
|Weight||9.2Kg / 20.3 lb (without counterweight)|
|Counterweights||1.9Kg × 1, 3.7kg × 1 / 4.2 lb × 1, 8.15 lb × 1|
Vixen warranties its products to be free from initial defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period based on part type:
Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty
Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited Two Year Warranty
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