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Vixen AXJ GoTo Mount with Star Book Ten Controller

Vixen

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Price: $8,499.99 USD
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Estimated Arrival: Between May 21 and Jun 04. United States

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Description

Designed as a complement to the AXD2 equatorial mount, the AXJ mount offers outstanding durability and precision.


The AXJ mount can also be used on AXD-TR102 tripods with an adapter.
Periodic errors on mounts are usually measured and corrected by the user. Unlike the old StarBook controller, the STAR BOOK TEN controller saves these errors permanently. The periodic error of the mount is measured in the factory (total of 12 points per 30 degrees worm gear) and corrected before delivery. This is known as V-PEC and functions automatically as soon as you use the mount. It delivers an accuracy of +/- 4.0 arc seconds. You can increase the tracking accuracy further by saving your own recorded periodic errors.


Vixen uses a new Belt-drive system in the AXJ mount. The gear drive was replaced with a toothed belt drive.
This gives the mount a quicker reaction time and lower backlash. It also helps to minimize noise. The 6x20 polar finder scope is pre-installed.
This allows the user to configure the polar alignment (for both the northern and southern hemispheres).


The polar finder scope has a variable illuminated reticle with an automatic power-off function. The brightness can be adjusted in 8 levels so that the user can configure the desired brightness.

SETTING ACCURACY OF LESS THAN 3 ARC MINUTES
The darkfield illumination (red LED) turns on when the push button is pressed. The reticle also lights up in red so that the observer can recognize and align stars in the background of the reticle. The light turns off automatically after a few minutes to save battery power.


2 bearing sets (4 pieces) are used for the shaft of the RA axis. Thanks to the newly developed EQ design, the ZXJ mount has a higher load capacity of 22 kg.
As the motors, worm shaft and worm gear are located in the lower part of the mount, fewer counterweights are required than with conventional mounts.
The STAR BOOK TEN controller is a modern control system with a high-resolution color monitor.


The STAR BOOK TEN system contains more than 272,000 celestial objects, including 260,000 stars from the SAO catalog, 109 Messier objects, 7840 NGC objects and 5380 IC objects, as well the soon, moon and planets. Objects can be accessed by name, and information such as images and data can be defined separately.

What's Included

  • AXJ mount
  • Starbook Ten controller
  • 2 counterweights (3.7 kg and 1.5 kg)
  • GoTo mount with Star Book Ten controller
  • 22 kg load (photographic)

Features :

  • Precise and quiet toothed belt drive
  • Retractable counterweight bar
  • Illuminated polar finder with reference star alignment
  • Accuracy of +/-4.0 arc seconds with V-PEC
  • M8/M6 Drill holes on mount head
  • 14 ball bearings in the axles


Specification :

V-PEC (Vixen-Permanent Periodic Error Correction) +/-4.0 arc seconds with V-PEC
Number of ball bearings 14
Variable fork fix type Polar alignment
Latitude adjustment range (degrees) (approx.) from 0
Latitude adjustment range (degrees) (approx.) up to 70
Material Aluminum
Mount Type German/Equatorial Mount with GoTo
Weight 17,400 g



Shipping & Returns

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at shipping@telescopewolves.com.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders canceled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped. If your order has shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrive damaged, please send photos to shipping@telescopewolves.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Price Match

We want you to spend your time focusing on the stars, not on the price.

If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date, we will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
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  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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Warranty

Our Promise

We know you'll like the products we offer as much as we do- that's a Telescope Wolves Guarantee. In fact, if for any reason there is an issue with your products, please contact us upon receipt of your order with your order number and concern, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you from there.

Telescope Wolves will be happy to refund you the difference in price:
  • if you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date, OR
  • if you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date

Please consult our Price Match Guarantee for further details. 

Product Warranty Policies

We also offer warranties from each of our partners (to ensure that you enjoy the products as much as we do).

Vixen's Warranty :

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

Interested? Shop for all of Vixen's products here

Bresser's Warranty :

Bresser offers a limited USA one year warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Interested? Shop for all of Bresser's products here.

Explore Scientific's Warranty :

Explore Scientific offers a limited USA one year Warranty, which also converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty. Product must be registered within 60 days of purchase for this warranty to apply.

Interested? Shop for all of Explore Scientific's products here.

Daystar Filters's Warranty:

If used as directed, your DayStar filter is guaranteed for ten years. Should the filter become inoperative due to optical or mechanical failure, Daystar will repair the filter or replace it with an equivalent filter at no repair cost to the customer.

Under no circumstances shall a refund be issued:

  • due to application issues or the buyer's lack of skills in application of the product
    • Application of the DayStar product requires a degree of technical expertise specific to the exact product line, which is not common to other optical applications
  • if the product’s technical application procedures are NOT followed properly and poor results are yielded
    • Application procedures are posted on Daystar’s website and are stated in further detail in the client's operation manual
  • due to buyer’s remorse

Goods are warranted to be in operative, working condition as stated in specifications of product at the time of delivery. Should the goods not meet these specifications, Telescope Wolves will put a request in on your behalf to repair or replace the goods with items which meet stated specifications of product.

  • Goods shipped shall meet specifications stated by means of optical laboratory testing using independently verified spectrometer testing methods, visual inspection, and visual qualification of performance.

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Hutech's Warranty:

Hutech offers a one year warranty on all its products.

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