The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount is a relatively new entry into their line of award winning Sphinx Mounts.
It is easy to operate yet features high precision mechanics and Vixen's Star-Book One Hand Controller. With this controller you can track objects with ease. You can also later upgrade to Vixen's top-of-the-range Star Book Ten, should you feel the need.
Star Book One Functions: Celestial, Solar, Lunar, and King’s Rate Tracking, Slewing Speeds Variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal , Backlash Compensation, PEC, Autoguider port, Screen Brightness Adjustable, Direction Keys, Red LED Light
Easy Secure setup: The Sphinx SX2 Equatorial 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 dove tail plate.
High Speed Precise GoTo Slewing: The short profile declination head and internal motors greatly improve balance and motion around the RA Axis. This innovative, lightweight design guarantees precise motor control.
Unique Motor Layout: The internal placement of the the RA and DEC motors allow the motors to act as a built in counterweight. Small telescopes require no additional counterweights.
Retractable Counterweight Shaft: Constructed of corrosion resistant stainless steel, it retracts into the Sphinx mount body for easy storage.