Vixen SXP Mount with VC200L Catadioptric Telescope and STAR BOOK TEN

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  • VISAC highly corrected catadioptric for astro-imaging
  • High resolution at less than 15 micrometers
  • Stars sharp to edge of 35mm format sensors
  • Dual speed focuser for fine focus ability
  • ”GoTo” German Equatorial Mount with mini tablet-style controller
  • Perfect lightweight mount for loads up to 35 pounds
  • STAR BOOK TEN controller has huge LED screen with great graphics
  • High precision wheels and worm gears for accurate tracking
  • Built-in 6x20 illuminated polar scope helps with alignment
  • Mount “center of gravity” design lets it act as counterweight
  • Includes HAL130 tripod; legs extend from 32 to 51 inches
  • DC power cable included
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  • Description

    The Vixen 25095DS cconsists of the VC200L, an 8” reflector with highly corrected optics that are perfect for astrophotography, and the SXP 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.

    About the VC200L Reflector Telescope

    The Vixen VC 200L Reflector telescope is an 8" f/9.0 highly corrected, highly specialized telescope for astro imaging. Vixen's unique catadioptric design features a high precision sixth order aspherical primary mirror, a convex secondary mirror and triplet corrector lens. VISAC is an abbreviation for Vixen's Six-Order Aspherical Cassegrain. The primary mirror is held by a retaining ring, instead of hooks, to decrease flare and enhance contrast. Includes finder scope, carry handle and mounting rail.

    The VISAC System provides high-definition star images to the edge of a wide viewing field and offers exceptionally outstanding performance in astrophotography. Even at the edge of the 35mm film format (larger CCD chips) stars are sharp (smaller than 15 micrometers). This is smaller than the resolution of fine quality CCD cameras, which means that the telescope does not limit the image quality. With its elaborate aspherical optical design, it achieves excellent image correction throughout the large 42 mm fully illuminated field.

    About the Vixen SXP Mount

    Designed for the astrophotographer, the Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount builds on leading edge innovations developed through decades of experience designing German Equatorial Mounts. The Vixen SPHINX SXP mount and STAR BOOK TEN hand controller display the best in portable GoTo technology. The Sphinx SXP Mount comes standard with the STAR BOOK TEN. This new generation of hand held controllers features a high definition LCD screen and the technology to show you the sky before your telescope takes you there. The Vixen SXP Mount has a maximum loading weight of 35 lb. for astrophotography and 50 lb. for the visual observer.

    Vixen Sphinx SXP Mount Features

    Motors: The Sphinx SXP Mount features pulse motors designed to react smoothly and accurately. The micro slow motion control assures you of smooth operation.

    R.A and DEC: The R.A. and DEC wheels have 180 teeth. They are high precision machined wheels and worm gears made of brass for the most accurate tracking possible. The R.A. and DEC shafts are comprised of strong carbon steel. The rotational parts have 15 bearings. All this provides smooth tracking and slewing.

    Unique Mount Design: The Vixen Sphinx SXP Mount is designed so that the mount body acts as part of the counterweight system.

    Periodic Error Correction: Data from your input is saved for your next observing session.

    Polar Axis Scope: The Sphinx SXP Mount includes a built-in 6x20 polar axis scope. It features a bubble level, illuminated reticle, and setting accuracy within 3 minutes.

    • Time Graduation Circle: 10 Minute Increments 
    • Date Graduation Circle: 2 Day Increments
    • Meridian Offset Circle: Adjustable between E20 deg and W20 deg in 5 deg increments
    • Northern Hemisphere: Polaris pattern with reticle (Applicable to year 2025)
    • Southern Hemisphere: Octantal 4 stars pattern with reticle

    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 Sphinx SXP mount. The tripod extends from 32" to 51" (81cm to 130cm) and weighs 12 lb.(5.5 kg).

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    What's Included

    • Vixen VC 200L Reflector
    • Dual Speed Focuser
    • Optical Finder
    • Carry Handle
    • Vixen-style Mounting Rail
    • Vixen Sphinx SXP Equatorial Mount
    • Dual-Axis Pulse Motors
    • Built-in 6x20 Illuminated Polar Scope
    • STARBOOK TEN hand controller
    • Starbook Ten cable and strap
    • One 4.2 lb. Counterweight
    • One 8 lb. Counterweight
    • Cigarette Plug Cord
    • HAL130 Tripod

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:

    Aspherical Cassegrain


    200 mm

    Focal Ratio:


    Focal Length:

    1800 mm

    Limiting Magnitude:


    Light Gathering Power:


    OTA Diameter:

    232 mm

    OTA Length:

    23.6 inches

    OTA Weight:

    13.2 pounds


    Optical Finder

    Mounting Type:

    Vixen Rail

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial



    Load Capacity:

    35 lb. & counterweights

    RA and DEC Slow Motion:

    Worm and Wheel Gears

    Wheels Number of Teeth:


    RA Slow Motion Axis:

    72mm diameter, brass

    DEC Slow Motion Axis:

    72mm diameter, brass

    Worm Gears:

    9mm, brass

    RA Axis:

    40mm diameter, carbon steel

    DEC Axis:

    40mm diameter, carbon steel

    Altitude Adjustment:

    0° ~ 70 degrees latitude

    Azimuth Adjustment:

    2° per rotation

    Number of Bearings:


    Counterweight Bar:

    20mm diameter


    4.2 lb. and 8 lb.

    Motor Type:

    Pulse with 300pps


    12V DC, DC Adapter Included

    Mount Dimensions:

    13.5 x 14 x 5 inches

    Mount Weight:

    24.25 pounds without counterweights



    Controller Display:

    5” TFT Color LCD WVGA



    Object Database:


    Autoguider Port:

    6 pole, 6 wired modular jack for external unit

    LAN Port:


    Controller to Mount Connector Port:

    D-SUB 9 pin male plug

    Controller Dimensions:

    6.6 x 6 x 1.18 inches

    Controller Weight:

    14.11 ounces


    HAL130, adjustable from 32 to 51 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    12 pounds

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