Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount w/ HAL-130 Tripod & Star Book One

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  • $1,599.00
  • Regular price $1,999.00
  • ITEM #
    VX-25071-HAL130

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Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount w/ HAL-130 Tripod & Star Book One

Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount + HAL130 Tripod


As a new addition to the Sphinx Mount line, Vixen created the Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount + HAL130 Tripod.

This user friendly SX2 Mount features high precision mechanics, the New Star Book One hand controller and with this combination will enable the user to track objects with no difficulty.

The Star Book One controller has many functions like celestial, lunar, solar, KingŸ???????????s Rate Tracking, Backlash Compensation, Slewing Speeds Variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal, PEC, Screen Brightness Adjustable, Autoguider, Red LED Light, and Direction Keys.

With easy secure set-up, you will be using the Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount in minutes! Both beginners and seasoned hobbyists alike will enjoy the conveniences the Sphinx SX Mount has to offer such as portability, simple to use controller, download updates directly to the controller, and adaptability to a variety of optical tubes with the use of VixenŸ???????????s Universal dove tail plate.

The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount is designed with a declination head and internal motors that offer improved balance and motion around the RA AXIS. In addition, its lightweight and innovative design assures accurate motor control.

The Sphinx SX2Ÿ???????????s unique motor layout of the RA and DEC motors enables them to perform as a built in counterweight. For smaller telescope owners, additional counterweights are not required.

For easy storage, the stainless steel , corrosion resistant counterweight shaft retracts into the Vixen Sphinx SX2 mount body.

Manufacturer Product Number: 25071-HAL130

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  • How many batteries it uses?

    The SX2 mount with Star Book One comes with a 12v DC cigarette lighter plug to use with a portable deep cycle type battery. If you prefer to run the mount on 8x D cell batteries, you will want to also order part # VX-2536 http://www.optcorp.com/vx-2536-b

  • Is it difficult to upgrade to the Star Book 10 for this mount? I rarely ever see this available for sale separately.

    Upgrading to the Star Book 10 is only requires you to plug it into the mount, and uses the same cable the Star Book 1 uses. You can also get the SX2 mount with the Starbook 10 together: https://www.optcorp.com/vixen-sphinx-sx2-equatorial-mount-w-star-book