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Vixen Apochromatic refractor AP 103/795 SD103S Sphinx SX2 Starbook One

Product no.: 62459
Manufacturer: Vixen

RRP: $ 5,100.00

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$ 4,910.00

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With this telescope set you get a high-quality complete system with versatile options: observation with extra-sharp apochromat optics, photography with precise tracking!

This set consists of:

SD81S, SD103S and SD115S, these are the new apochromatic refractors from Vixen with super-ED (= SD) glass!

The redesigned lens enlement with FPL-53 glass reduces colour error (chromatic aberration) to a hardly noticeable degree, and ensures an extremely clear and sharp image. In combination with the new optional SD Reducer HD or SD Flattener HD kits, these refractors illuminate and obtain a 44mm image circle for full-frame DSLR cameras. The interior baffles have been optimised for the M8.

The SD apos from Vixen are ideal for astrophotography. Anyone who has ever looked through a Vixen apo will never want to use another telescope, also for visual observation. The practical flip mirror enables the simultaneous connection of an eyepiece at a comfortable viewing angle and a camera.

Another advantage of Vixen’s SD refractors lies in their relatively short length and low weight.

The SX2 mount continues the tradition of the legendary Vixen Sphinx range of mounts: it can be combined with various optics, is expandable according to your needs, and has an ergonomic design for easy handling.Additionally the SX2 Sphinx mount can be set up in just a few minutes and can also be easily transported. This makes them interesting for beginners and experienced amateur astronomers alike.

At the heart of the SX2 are the precision stepper motors, ensuring better performance and response than the previous versions. The micro-step motion control system has powerful and yet very quiet drive properties for both tracking and high-speed pans. Smooth running is taken care of by four ball bearings in the worm shafts of the right ascension and declination axes, along with the needle bearing in the the declination clamp unit. While other mounts in this class reminds you of a circular saw, the SX2 purrs like a cat.

The motor units are mounted on the opposite side to the telescope optics and thereby act as counterweights. You will be surprised how little counterweight you have to drag through the countryside in order to to balance the mount. For transportation, you can easily slide the counterweight shaft into the body of the mount.

The mount is supplied with a cigarette lighter connection, so you can drive the mount directly with your car battery, a power tank or a mains adapter with the appropriate plug.

The SX2 is certainly not the cheapest mount in its class, but with the SX2 you get excellent mechanics of very high quality from the Japanese manufacturer Vixen. You will get years of enjoyment from it!

SX-HAL130 aluminium tripod: Strong aluminium section legs and a large receiving area for SX and SXD mounts ensure very high torsional rigidity. This result can be seen immediately when the tripod is used for astrophotography - vibration becomes a thing of the past. For the taller among us, the height adjustability of 81 to 130cm really comes into its own. With a weight of only 5.5 kg, it is wonderful for use on excursions.

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.

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11.08.2020
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