The Vixen 25084DS consists of the R200SS, an 8” reflector with fast f/4 optics, and the SXD2 GoTo equatorial mount with a Star Book Ten controller. This is a great intermediate to advanced level equatorial telescope package with dual-axis drive and computerized GoTo electronics. When combined with the large aperture super fast R200SS, you’ll get a telescope that is great for both visual and imaging applications. When combined with the large aperture super fast R200SS, you’ll get a telescope that is great for both visual and imaging applications.
About the R200SS Reflector Telescope
The remarkably fast 200mm (8") f/4 parabolic primary mirror of the Vixen R200SS Newtonian reflector gives extremely sharp images with no chromatic aberration. The use of state-of-the-art coating technology yields the ideal surface for its f/4 primary mirror. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument. The telescope's large aperture and compact body make it ideally suited for astrophotography of nebulae, star clusters and comets. The use of the optional coma corrector allows for a sharp coma-free image from edge to edge, and the rack and pinion dual-speed focuser offers fine-focusing ability.
About the Vixen SXD2 Mount
Vixen has reworked the design and manufacture of its innovative SXD Mount, creating the SXD2 German Equatorial Mount. The SXD2 Mount has a greater loading capacity and is more rigid enabling a more steady platform for astrophotography. The quieter stepping motors ensure you of smooth, quiet slewing with quick response to commands. The Star Book Ten, available previously on the SXP Mount, features an intuitive Star Chart Go-To System on a high definition LCD Screen. Features include night vision screen, hibernate mode, VPEC and PPEC, and optional built in auto guider. Both the RA and DEC Axes are made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears. This enables the mount to carry loads of up to 50 pounds (including counterweights) for astrophotography.
Smooth RA and DEC Movement: The inside of the new SXD2 is very different from the previous SX Mounts. Bearings have been added to the shafts of t he RA and DEC axes and the screw gear shafts. The worm screw gears are inspected for strict concentricity and are lapped in the whole-circle for smooth movement.
Increased Loading Capacity: Both the RA and DEC Axes are made of sturdy steel with brass wheel gears. This enables the mount to carry loads of up to 50 lb. (including counterweights) for the visual observer and 33 lb. for astrophotography.
STAR BOOK TEN & HAL-130 Tripod Features
The STAR BOOK TEN is the most advanced astronomical hand controller available and is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the night sky. The innovative STAR BOOK TEN hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color High Definition LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount.
The screen can be displayed with monochromatic red light in order to maximize the accommodation of your eyes to darkness. The operating keys can also be lit in red.
Hibernate Mode: After selecting to continue the current setup at the initial screen, you can break and restart your automatic slewing and tracking of the mount by just flipping the power switch, if the mount is still in place, without loosening the R.A. and DEC clamp levers.
Different Tracking Rates: The motion of the moon, the sun, planets and comets have different tracking rates than the stars. The STARBOOK TEN moves the mount at different rates, automatically, dependent upon the target object.
Artificial Satellite Watching: The STARBOOK TEN has a menu to find and track artificial satellites by entering the orbital elements of the satellites. the ISS and named satellites are pre-registered.
The HAL130 Tripod provides ample stability and has no wobble points in its design. The HAL130 has a large base to carry the SXD2 mount. The tripod extends from 32" to 51" (81cm to 130cm) and weighs 12 lb.(5.5 kg).
- Vixen R200SS Reflector
- Dual Speed (1:7) Focuser
- Two Eyepieces
- Optical Finder
- Tube Rings with Handle
- Vixen-style Dovetail
- SXD2 Equatorial Mount
- SX Counterweights 3.7kg and 1.9kg
- STAR BOOK TEN Hand Controller
- STAR BOOK Cable
- Cigarette-lighter Plug Cord
- Strap for STAR BOOK TEN
- CR2032 Battery for STAR BOOK TEN's built-in clock
- HAL130 Tripod
- SXD2 Instruction Manual
Dimensions & Specifications
Light Gathering Power:
Tube Rings and Vixen Dovetail
Via STARBOOK TEN
Imaging Load Capacity:
Visual Load Capacity:
50 lb. including weights
RA and DEC Slow Motion:
Worm and Wheel Gears
RA Slow Motion Axis:
180 tooth whole circle movement
DEC Slow Motion Axis:
180 tooth whole circle movement
0° ~ 70 degrees latitude
4.2 lb. and 8.15 lb.
12V DC 0.4 to 1.7A
19.3 pounds without counterweights
5” TFT Color LCD WVGA
6 pole, 6 wired modular jack for external unit
Controller to Mount Connector Port:
D-SUB 9 pin male plug
6.6 x 6 x 1.18 inches
HAL130, adjustable from 32 to 51 inches
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