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Used Vixen SXW Sphinx Go-To Equatorial Mount

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Used Vixen SXW Sphinx Go-To Equatorial Mount

The SPHINX equatorial mount and STARBOOK controller have been intelligently engineered for high-speed automatic location of celestial objects. It is now possible to explore the beauty of the night sky with greater ease and stability. The SPHINX comes standard with built in motors and the world's first star chart go-to controller, STARBOOK, with a large full color LCD display. The Sphinx’s design is exceptional and the exterior styling is equally attractive.

Sphinx SX Mount Features:

  • the mount uses a 180-tooth worm gear for fine full circle motion
  • built in motors allow for improved motion of the polar axis rotation and reduces the need for heavy counterweights; counterweight shaft is stored inside the mount for convenience
  • optional internally illuminated polar axis scope can be easily threaded into the mount body
  • SX mount easily handles Vixen’s 8 inch aperture optical tubes and utilizes the standard Vixen dovetail bracket
  • recommended loading capacity of the SPHINX mount: 10 kg
  • weight of the SPHINX mount head (without counterweight): 15 lbs
  • a Half Pillar accessory option adds height adjustment and viewing location versatility



Features and menu options are displayed on the large color screen and are navigated with simple buttons on the controller. The STARBOOK is easy to use and makes the SPHINX available to a wide range of ages and experience levels. A large astronomical database with 22.725 celestial objects is stored. A

LAN-Port within the controller allows for computer control and network connectivity. The STARBOOK is also compatible with an auto guider (including SBIG ST). The auto-guider port comes standard on all controllers.

The SPHINX mount and STAR BOOK controller with the counterweight shaft and 1.9kg weight included. This will allow for use and balance with a wide range of optical tubes. For using the mount with heavier optical tubes, additional counterweights are available.


Starbook Hand Controller Features:

  • large color liquid crystal display (4.7 inch, 320x420 pixels, STN, 4096 colors)
  • High Speed Internal CPU (32 bit RISC processor, 75MHz, 8MB SDRAM, 4MB Flash ROM upgradeable)
  • Zoom-In/Out buttons for the color star chart display also control the motor speed
  • features and menu options are displayed on the large color screen
  • STARBOOK is amazingly easy to use & makes the SPHINX available to a wide range of ages and experience levels
  • large astronomical database with 22.725 celestial objects is stored
  • LAN Port within the controller will allow for computer control and network connectivity once downloads are available from Vixen; Vixen will offer flash upgrade downloads from their website
  • future flash ROM download will allow for compatibility with a variety of auto guiders (including SBIG); auto-guider port is standard on all controllers
  • STARBOOK controller can be used as a stand alone star atlas from anywhere, anytime


Warranty90 Day Covered By OPT


  • Vixen SXW Sphinx mount head w/Starbook
  • Vixen HAL130 tripod
  • Sphinx SXW polar scope
  • DC adapter and battery pack
  • Two counterweights