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Vixen Telescope SX2 Mount - SX2

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$2,646 CAD

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Casual observing with the STAR BOOK ONE

The SX2 equatorial mount offers simple and easy operation of your telescope with a newly developed STAR BOOK ONE dual-axis handheld controller. With Vixen's accurate micro-step motion control technology, the SX2 mount achieves highly stable and smooth rotations of the pulse motors. The SX2 mount is a good choice for starting the first step to serious celestial observing.

Vixen Telescope SX2 Mount Description

  • Declination body acting as part of counterweight.

    The massive motor units are placed in the lower part of the declination body so that the center of balance of the SX2 shifts below the intersection of the RA and Dec axes. This makes the lower portion of the declination body perform as a counterweight and allow the mount to work with less counterweight.

  • Retractable counterweight bar.

    Durable stainless steel is used for the counterweight bar. It is moved back into the mount body for storage by loosing the bar lock lever. It is convenient for transporting the mount and for easy set up.

  • STAR BOOK ONE dual-axis controller.

    The SX2 mount comes with the STAR BOOK ONE controller featuring a variety of functions in a simple design. Designed for ease of use, the lightweight STAR BOOK ONE moves the SX2 mount on the X and Y dual axis (RA and Dec directions). Versatile tracking options are available in addition to sidereal and solar tracking rates. Backlash compensation, autoguider port and built-in red LED light are some of the useful functions of the STAR BOOK ONE.

  • STAR BOOK TEN star chart go-to navigation controller is available as optional.

    The SX2 mount works with the STAR BOOK TEN controller, featuring an intuitive star chart Go-to system with high definition color LCD display. Incorporating over 270,000 objects, the STAR BOOK TEN identifies and tracks your target easily. This controller is not included with the SX2 mount.


SX2 Mount

  • RA slow motion
    Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter
  • Dec slow motion
    Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter
  • Worm shaft
    9mm in diameter, brass
  • RA and Dec axes
    RA: 40mm in diameter, aluminum alloy die casting, Dec: 35mm in diameter, aluminum alloy
  • Number of bearings
    5 pieces
  • Counterweight bar
    20mm in diameter retractable, stainless steel,
  • Polar scope
    Optional, Illuminator is pre-installed in the mount
  • Altitude adjustment range
    Latitude adjustable between 0 degree and 70 degrees in 2 degrees increments(high, middle and low altitude settings at +/-15 degrees range of each)
  • Azimuth fine adjustments
    Twin screw knobs (1.2 degrees per rotation)
  • Altitude fine adjustments
    Tangent screw (0.8 degrees per rotation)
  • Motor drive
    Pulse motors with micro-step motion control (250 pps)
  • Automatic slewing
    High precision tracking with STAR BOOK ONE, 1,000X of sidereal rate at maximum slewing speed (X999 on display)
  • Photographic loading weight
    12 kg (Maximum torque load: 300 kg-cm at a point of 25cm from the place where the RA and Dec axes cross.)
  • Controller connecting port
    D-SUB9PIN Male
  • Power connecting port
    DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4
  • Working voltage, Electricity consumption
    DC12V, 0.3A - 2.0A, With SX cigarette-lighter plug cord (center plus polarity)
  • Size (H x W x D)
    343 x 360 x 128 mm
  • Weight
    7 kg (without counterweight)
  • Counterweight bar
    1.9 kg

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