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Vixen Optics Sphinx Mount and HAL130 Tripod


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Vixen's Sphinx SXW Mount features leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience in building German Equatorial Mounts. The Vixen Sphinx SXW mount and Starbook hand controller are groundbreaking advancements in high speed, portable GoTo mount technology. Easy secure setup - the Sphinx SXW Mount sets up in minutes. One bolt secures it to the tripod. Beginners and seasoned hobbyists will benefit from the portability of the mount, the easy to use controller, the ability to download future upgrades directly to the controller and the versatility of placing a variety of optical tubes on this equatorial mount with Vixen's universal dovetail plate.


  • Sphinx mount and HAL130 tripod
  • Specifications: Power requirements: DC 12 volts, 0.4 to 1.7 amperes
  • High speed precise GoTo slewing - the short profile declination head and internal motors greatly improve balance and motion around the RA axis
  • Specifications: RA slow motion axis: 180 Tooth wheel gear – whole circle movement
  • Innovative, lightweight design guarantees precise motor control
  • Specifications: DEC slow motion axis: 180 Tooth wheel gear – whole circle movement
  • Unique motor layout - the internal placement of the RA and DEC motors allow the motors to act as a built in counterweight
  • Small telescopes require no additional counterweights
  • Starbook is the most advanced astronomical hand controller available and is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the night sky
  • As you zoom in closer to an object on the display screen, the motor speed automatically becomes finer, and as you zoom out, the motor speed increases to cover larger distances
  • Easy to navigate with simple buttons on the controller
  • Starbook is amazingly easy to use and makes the Sphinx available to a wide range of ages and experience levels
  • Can be purchased with or without the HAL 130 tripod
  • SX HAL130 tripod provides ample stability and has no wobble points in its design
  • Large base to carry SX mount
  • Tripod extends from 81cm to 130cm and weighs 12 lbs (5.5 kg)
  • Specifications: Tripod: HAL130
  • Specifications: Hand controller: Starbook
  • Specifications: Load capacity: 35 lbs
  • Specifications: Alignment procedure: 3 Star
  • Specifications: Database: 22,700 objects
  • Specifications: RA and dec worm wheel: Aluminum
  • Specifications: Polar axis scope: Optional
  • Specifications: Altitude adjustment: 0 to 70° (fine adjustment with tangent screw +/-15°, 3 step elevator)
  • Specifications: Azimuth adjustment: Double screw fine adjustment
  • Specifications: Motors: Built in
  • Retractable counterweight shaft, constructed of corrosion resistant stainless steel, retracts into Sphinx mount body for easy storage
  • Innovative Starbook hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color LCD screen
  • Color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GoTo guide for the mount
  • Zoom-in/out buttons for the color star chart display also control the motor speed
  • Specifications: RA coordinate display: Starbook full color LCD screen, 0.1 min increments
  • Specifications: DEC coordinate display: Starbook full color LCD screen, 1.0 min sec increments
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  • Overall Product Weight: 50 Pounds

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  • Overall Product Weight: 50 Pounds


Product Type: TripodsUsage: Telescopes
Material: Steel 
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