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75071 SX2 Equatorial Mount

SX Mount Star Book One controlled equatorial mount

The SX2 mount is simple to operate yet features high precision mechanics. It features the Star Book One hand controller for simple, intuitive tracking of objects for observation or imaging.

The Star Book Ten GO-TO controller is an optional upgrade for this mount.

Product features

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, adjustable screen brightness, red LED backlit keypad

Built-in motors
Internal motors mean no cable tangle, very quick and easy setup and clean exterior styling.

Unique motor layout
As the R.A. and DEC. motors are inside the declination body, they act as built-in counterweights. As a result, a small telescope requires no additional counterweights.

Retractable counterweight shaft
The counterweight shaft is made of durable, corrosion resistant stainless steel and retracts into the declination body for storage.

Polar axis scope option
An optional internal polar axis scope can be installed in the RA body by simply screwing it into position. A variable intensity illuminator is pre-installed in the mount to evenly illuminate the alignment reticle in the polar axis scope. The alignment reticle helps with fast and accurate polar alignment.

 

Specifications SX2 Mount
R.A. slow motion axis 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
DEC slow motion axis 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
Polar axis scope Optional
Altitude adjustment 0˚ to 70˚, (Fine adjustment with tangent screw: +/-15˚, 3 step elevation)
Azimuth adjustment Double-screw fine adjustment
Controller Star Book One
Power source DC12 volts, 0.3 to 2 amperes
Maximum loading weight 12kg (26.5lb) approx, excluding counterweight
Counterweight 1.9kg (4.2lb) x1
Size (Body) 36cm (H) x 12cm (W) x 36cm (L)
Weight 7kg (15.5lb), without counterweight

 

Optional Accessories

Polar Axis Scope
72573 SX Polar Axis Scope
Weight: 180g (6.35oz)
Polar Axis Scope
75803 PF-L Polar Scope
Weight: 155g (5.46oz)
Night Filter Film
76919 Star Book Ten
Computerised GO-TO controller upgrade.
Half Pillar
75167 Half Pillar
Weight 1.8kg (3.9lb)
Accessory Plate DX
72576 Accessory Plate DX
Weight: 1275g (44.97oz)
Size: 330x120x12mm
Dovetail mounting block is required to use with VC and VMC
optical tubes.
Aluminium Case
72697 SX Aluminium Case
Weight: 6.1kg (13.4lb)
Size: 470x500x220mm
Note: Special order only
Aluminium Tripod
75161 Aluminium Tripod SXG-HAL130
Lightweight rigid box section legs adjustable from 81cm to 130cm in length.
Weight: 5.5kg (12.1lb)
Note: Tripod not included with SX series mounts.
Carrying Bag for Tripod
75655 Carry Bag for 80/100mm Tube or HAL130 Tripod
Soft padded carry bag with two accessory pouches.
Tripod Accessory Tray
75460 Tripod Accessory Tray
Provides storage for eyepieces and other accessories and also improves the stability of the HAL130 tripod.