Vixen SXP2-R200SS-S-PFL Telescope Set
- Complete telescope set with multiple accessories
- Optimized system for demanding astrophotography scenarios
- Rapid results thanks to f4 aperture ratio
- Fully automatic stable GoTo mount
- Built-in autoguider input with ST4 port
- Starbook Ten with high-resolution monitor
- High-resolution integrated star chart program
- 109 Messier objects, 7840 NGC objects and 5380 IC objects
- More than 272,000 stored celestial objects
- 17 kg photographic load without counterweight
This telescope set has everything you need to observe the night sky.
It includes a telescope, a mount with automatic tracking, a tripod and two eyepieces.
The SXP2 mount comes with the new STAR BOOK TEN control technology and the PFL polar viewfinder, which allows you to configure the mount quickly and easily via reference stars.
The R200SS was designed for photography and produces a sharp and high-contrast image with a rapid aperture ratio of f4.
Thanks to the fast focal ratio, you can obtain quick and stunning images of galaxies and nebula.
The telescope set also offers outstanding visual performance and produces sharp images without chromatic aberration.
It also produces impressive images of the moon's craters and Saturn's ring system.
Compared with previous models, the new SXP2 mount features larger bearings in order to increase the accuracy and load capacity.
The mounting housing is made from a stronger material than the previous SX mounts.
The equatorial head is clamped into a fork in order to increase the stability of the polar alignment wedge.
Precise tracking with P-PEC function
The SXP2 mount comes with the modern STAR BOOK TEN control system. This includes a P-PEC function for precise tracking. PEC stands for ''Periodic Error Corrections'' and corrects errors in the mechanics which lead to periodic errors in the gear systems. The P-PEC function, which is based on the PEC function, is designed for the SXP2 equatorial mount. The P-PEC function saves the records of corrections, even after the power supply to the mount has been switched off. It is not necessary to re-enter the data each time, which enables a quicker setup and more precise tracking.
Conventional motor-driven systems on equatorial mounts use gear wheels, which are driven by the motor.
However, this design generates backlash under the gear wheels, which can lead to inaccuracies.
To avoid these errors, the drive was converted to a belt drive system. This drastically reduces the backlash of the gear unit, as well as the noise generated by the drive system. It also ensures a quicker reaction when corrections are required.
The mechanical parts contain a total of 16 bearings.
The SXP2 mount uses a set of tapered roller bearings for the RA axis in order to provide additional stability for more precise tracking.
The SXP2 mount uses the same fork as the heavy AXJ mount. This new construction enables a quick and stable configuration of the latitude setting.
The 6x20 polar finder scope is pre-installed. This allows the user to configure the polar alignment (for both the northern and southern hemispheres). The polar finder scope has a variable illuminated reticle with an automatic power-off function. The brightness can be adjusted in 8 levels so that the user can configure the desired brightness.
The polar finder scope can be configured directly via three reference stars and can reach an accuracy of up to 3 arc minutes.
The mount head has a diameter of 35 mm and features 8 threaded holes for M8 screws spaced at 45 degrees. An optional accessory tray can be attached to the mount head directly or in combination with an optional mounting wedge for dovetail plates. The threaded holes on the mounting head can also be used to mount rails from other manufacturers.
Modern STAR BOOK TEN controller with high-resolution color display and built-in star chart
The STAR BOOK TEN controller is a modern control system with a high-resolution color monitor.
The STAR BOOK TEN system contains more than 272,000 celestial objects, including 260,000 stars from the SAO catalog, 109 Messier objects, 7840 NGC objects and 5380 IC objects, as well the soon, moon and planets. Objects can be accessed by name, and information such as images and data can be defined separately.
The improved design of the stable and rigid mount body, which features precise tracking with a P-PEC function and STAR BOOK TEN control system, offers a highly precise, easy-to-use mount that is guaranteed to please astrophotographers and observers.
The heavy RA and DEC motor units are built into the bottom of the declination axis to ensure that the centre of gravity of the equatorial head is below the RA and DEC axis. This enables the declination body to function as a counterweight. Thanks to the flat mounting head, the mount can be balanced with a significantly lighter counterweight.
The counterweight bar is made from solid stainless steel with a thickness of 20 mm, and enables the use of all counterweights from the SX and GP mount series. The counterweight bar is housed in the declination body.
The R200SS features very fast f4 200 mm optics with a parabolic primary mirror and produces extremely sharp images with no chromatic aberration. A special layer made using state-of-the-art technology provides an optimal surface for observing and photographing deep-sky objects.
The large aperture and short size make this device ideal for astrophotography of nebulae, star clusters and comets. The use of an optional coma corrector provides a sharp image until the edges of the field of view. The focuser features a 60 mm thread to enable the use of 2-inch eyepieces with an adapter.
Vixen has developed a unique aluminum vacuum evaporation system that produces extreme precision mirror surfaces. The revolutionary Vixen system allows for controlled coating of the primary mirror for greater accuracy. This coating is used on both the VC200L and the R200SS.
- SXG-HAL130 tripod
- SXG half-pier
- 2 counterweights (1.9 kg and 3.7 kg)
- 7x50 finderscope
- Carrying strap
- Dovetail bar
- Dovetail adapter
- Folding mirror
- SLV 20 mm and SLV 5 mm eyepiece
- SXP2 GoTo mount with Star Book Ten controller
- Polar Axis Scope PFL-2
|Maximum recommended magnification
|Focal length and Aperture ratio
|800 mm f/4
|Visual limiting magnitude
|13.3 (approx., mag)
|German/Equatorial Mount with GoTo
|Adapter and connections
|31.7 mm sleeve, 60 mm thread
|Dimensions and weight
|232 x 600 mm, 6.9 kg
Vixen warranties its products to be free from initial defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period based on part type:
Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty
Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited Two Year Warranty
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