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75101 SXD2-PFL Equatorial Mount

SXD2 MountHeavy duty but portable astro imaging and observation platform

The Vixen SXD2 mount comes with Star Book Ten controller for manual or computer controlled observation or astrophotography.

A ‘deluxe’ version of the SX2 mount platform, the SXD2 is based around the same compact, lightweight design of the SX2. To provide even higher levels of stability and tracking accuracy, this latest update to the SXD platform includes a number of upgraded components.

The SXD2 has a higher payload capacity than the SX2 at 15kg (33lb).

 

Product Features

RA DEC AxesSmooth & accurate tracking motion
The mount has high quality bearings on the RA and DEC axes to reduce load on the motors and to make the motion of the axes as smooth as possible. When the mount is well-aligned and used in conjunction with a third party autoguider, it offers exceptional tracking performance with the heaviest of astro imaging payloads.

 

Worm GearsHigh grade materials
The high grade steel chassis provides stable and accurate RA and DEC axes. The placement of the motors in the lower part of the mount casing allows them to form part of the counterweight package, reducing the need to add additional counterweights to balance the scope.

 

Stepping MotorsHigh quality worm gear
The all-new brass worm gears allow smooth movement through the whole 360° motion of the mount. Combined with the latest high-performance stepper motors, the SXD2 offers the keen amateur astrophotographer the perfect platform for long exposure imaging.

 

Polar Scope PF-LPolar axis scope
The polar scope PF-L with built-in dark field illuminator is supplied as standard with the SXD2 mount and is mounted in the RA body. Vixen’s excellent reticle design and precise RA axis/polar scope alignment allow for precision polar alignment. No hour angle setting is required, making set up quick and simple.

 

Specifications SXD2-PFL Mount
R.A. slow motion axis 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
DEC slow motion axis 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
R.A. coordinates display On the screen of Star Book Ten, 0.1 min. increments
DEC coordinates display On the screen of Star Book Ten, 0.1 arc min. increments
Polar axis scope 6x20mm PF-L polar axis scope
Altitude adjustment 0° to 70°, (Fine adjustment with tangent screw: +/-15°, 3 step elevation)
Azimuth adjustment Double-screw fine adjustment
Controller Star Book Ten
Power source DC12 volts, 0.4 to 1.7 amperes
Maximum loading weight 15kg (33lb) approx, excluding counterweight
Counterweight 1.9kg (4.2lb) x1 and 3.7kg (8.15lb) x1
Size (Body) 36cm (H) x 12cm (W) x 36cm (L)
Weight 8.8kg (19.4lb), without counterweight

 

Optional Accessories

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.
Advance Unit
75301 Advance Unit
Available for Star Book Ten only.
Works as a built-in autoguider in combination with an optional CCD video camera.
Size: 90x76x24mm
Weight: 100g (3.52oz)