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Vixen SPHINX SXD2 Equatorial GoTo Mount with PF-L Pole Viewfinder

Vixen

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Estimated Arrival: Between Jun 25 and Jul 09. United States

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Description

Vixen has developed a new generation of SX mounts for demanding observers and astrophotographers.
The SXD2 mount comes with the new STAR BOOK TEN control feature and be operated manually or with a computer. Featuring the same precision stepper motors as the top-of-the-range AXD mount, the SXD2 sets a new standard for performance and precision in the Vixen mount range.

Precision stepper motors and micro-step motion control system
The star feature of the SXD2 is the precision stepper motors, which offer better performance and responsiveness than previous models. The micro-step motion control system has powerful yet very quiet drive characteristics that offer both fine control and quick swivel movements.

Built-in bearings
The bearings of the RA and DEC axles and the worm shafts were significantly improved in order to reduce the load on the motors. The motors are much quieter than those on previous models.

High-precision worm gears
High-precision processing technologies were used to rectify problems with the worm gear. The edges of both worms and worm gears are particularly smooth, which enables them to deliver very high precision.

Declination axis functions as counterweight
The sturdy motor units are built into the bottom of the declination axis to ensure that the SDX2’s center of gravity is below the intersection of the RA and DEC axis. As a result, fewer additional counterweights are required.

What's Included

 

  • 1.9 kg and 3.7 kg counterweight
  • PFL-II polar viewfinder
  • Cigarette lighter cable

Features :

  • GoTo mount with computer control
  • Starbook Ten control with high-resolution monitor
  • 272,000 preinstalled celestial objects
  • Standard auto guider input on the control
  • Load: 15 kg (photographic) without counterweight
  • Accessories: 2 counterweights (1.9 kg and 3.7 kg)


Specification :

R.A. slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter, mode of brass
DEC slow motion Worm and wheel gears with 180-tooth whole circle micro movement, 72mm in diameter, mode of brass
Worm shaft gear 9mm in diameter, made of brass
R.A. axis 40mm in diameter, made of carbon steel
DEC axis 35mm in diameter, made of carbon steel
Counterweight bar 20mm in diameter, retractable, made of stainless steel
Number of bearings 9 pieces
R.A. display On-screen the STAR BOOK, 0.1 minute increments
DEC display On-screen the STAR BOOK, 0.1 minute arc increments
Polar axis scope (Preinstalled) 6×20mm, Field of view 8 degrees, 3-star alignment system, Variable illuminated reticle with auto turn-off, Brightness adjustable in 8 steps, Dark field illumination, Setting accuracy within 3 arc minutes
Altitude adjustment Latitude adjustable between 0 degree and 70 degrees (divided in 3 zones and adjustable +/- 15 degrees per zone, for high, middle and low latitudes), latitude scale in 2 degrees increments, Fine adjustments with a tangent screw knob about 0.8 degrees per rotation
Azimuth adjustment Fine adjustments with twin screw knobs about 1.2 degrees per rotation, adjustable range about +/- 7degrees
Motor drive Pulse motors with micro-step motion control (250 pps)
Star Chart Go-To Automatic Go-To slewing with STAR BOOK TEN, 1000× of sidereal rate at maximum slewing speed
Photographic loading weight 15kg / 33 lb (Maximum torque load : 375kg -cm at a point of 25cm from the place where th RA and DEC axes cross.)
Power port DC 12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4
Power supply Comes Cigarette-lighter pulg cord (center puls polarity) as standard accessory
Working voltage DC 12V
Electricity consumption 0.45A to 2.5A
Size 360mm × 343mm × 128mm
Weight 9.2Kg / 20.3 lb (without counterweight)
Counterweights 1.9Kg × 1, 3.7kg × 1 / 4.2 lb × 1, 8.15 lb × 1




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.

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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:

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Warranty

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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

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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.

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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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