Vixen ED103S Refractor Telescope & Sphinx SXP EQ Mount w/ Starbook 10

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  • Vixen ED103S Refractor Telescope & Sphinx SXP EQ Mount w/ Starbook 10

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    • Regular price $5,999.00
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    Vixen ED103S Refractor Telescope & Sphinx SXP EQ Mount w/ Starbook 10

    Vixen ED103S Refractor & Sphinx SXP Mount with Starbook 10

    The Sphinx SXP is a smart equatorial mount with a load capacity of 35 pounds allowing it to easily carry the 115mm optical tube and any imaging gear you might choose with ease. Large precision gears offer a smooth and accurate ride. Paired with the SXP is Vixen's ED103S refractor optical tube. With a short tube design, the ED103 is very portable and has a focal ratio of f/7.7.

    About the ED103S Refractor Optical Tube

    The ED103S refractor utilizes high definition lens elements which produces ultra sharp, bright views. Super low dispersion glass maximizes light transmission optimizing contrast and virtually eliminating false color making this refractor a prime choice for astrophotographers. Vixen's SD lenses are responsibly manufacturered, free of lead. The Vixen ED103S is built on a short tube design making it very portable.

    Includes 90mm tube rings.

    Additional Features:

    • 150.4mm back focus from rear edge of focuser body
    • 63.5mm back focus with reducer from rear edge of focuser body
    • Resolving power of 1.13 arc seconds
    • 11.8 limiting magnitude
    • 134x light gathering power
    • 60mm/ 50.8mm adapting thread
    • Compression ring visual back
    • Includes tube ring and Vixen-style dovetail

    About the Sphinx SXP EQ Mount

    Decades of EQ mount design experience have gone in to the creation of the SXP mount. A unique offset design lets the body of the mount head act as part of the counterweight system, reducing the need for as many additional counterweights when compared to traditional EQ mounts. Large, 180 teeth gears enable fluid precision movement with minimal backlash.

    About the Starbook 10 Controller

    Included with the SXP EQ mount is Vixen's innovative Starbook 10 controller. Featuring a gorgous full color, large LCD screen, the Starbook 10 contains an extensive catalog of over 270,000 objects so no matter what your location or desired target you're sure to find it. Other convenience features include a night-vision mode for the screen, brightness control, glowing control buttons, hibernate control, and bilingual options. Adding to the mount's gear accuracy, the Starbook 10 controller also provies backlash compensation, automated Go-To functions, and lunar, sideral, solar, artificial sattelite and comet tracking modes, virtual and permanent PEC.

    The Screen:

    • Full-color, 5" HD quality LCD screen.
    • Adjustable brightness.
    • Red nightvision mode available for both screen and controller buttons.

    The "Brain":

    • Database of 272,342 objects.
    • User defined objects allowed.
    • Comet tracking mode.
    • Sattelite tracking mode.
    • Backlash compensation.
    • Virtual and permanent PEC. Virtual PEC is automatically loaded on the mount's programing and will compensate for typical errors. Permanent PEC is a user determined correction which can be saved to controller, further refining the SXD's tracking accuracy.
    • Hibernate mode - adjustable. Save your battery life! "Wake up" your mount by simply switching over the power switch. No need to loosen clamp levers on the RA and DEC axis.

    Controller Hardware:

    • LAN PC connection.
    • Autoguider port built in.
    • Expansion slot available with purchase of separately available Advance Unit.

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