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Made for long observation sessions, Vixen's Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount
features precision motors and gears for accurate long-duration
tracking. Dual stepper motors provide smooth and virtually
vibration-free tracking that runs at up to 250pps. Its full-circle brass
wheel gear allows the mount to track over extremely long periods with
little error. The RA and dec motors are situated inside the mount to
reduce interference and act as counterbalance for smaller scopes,
eliminating the need for the counterweights and shaft. When not in use,
the counterweight shaft retracts into the mount and out of the way.
Sphinx comes with the Star Book One (SB1) hand controller to help find,
observe, and track celestial objects. Since near- and deep-sky objects
appear to move at different speeds, the SB1 features celestial, solar,
lunar, and King's rate tracking speeds. An integrated autoguider port
adds to the mount's usability.
The Sphinx is offered here with
Vixen's HAL 130 tripod. Its adjustable height allows the user to set the
position of the telescope to their liking for easy and comfortable
viewing. The top of the tripod is powder coated with a durable finish
that resists chipping, flaking, and fading. The tripod is collapsible
for convenient storage and portability.