While the outsides might look similar to the standard Sphinx Mount, the changes that have happened under the hood are huge! Incorporating one piece hardened steel RA and DEC shafts with needle bearings throughout, the new Sphinx D can handle a load capacity up to 50 lbs. The Sphinx D comes complete with PEC and the incredibly accurate SX Polar Finder Scope.
Astronomers with larger optical tubes and all level of astrophotographers are sure to feel right at home with the intuitive controls that so many have become accustomed to with the standard Sphinx Mount. Its 4.7" Color LCD Display gives an exact position against its scrolling star chart, any object is a point and look away!
The innovative STAR BOOK hand controller offers astronomical navigation with a large full-color LCD screen! The color screen is a detailed star chart that acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount. Zoom-In/Out buttons for the color star chart display also control the motor speed. As you zoom in closer to an object on the display screen, the motor speed automatically becomes finer and as you zoom out the motor speed increases to cover larger distances.
Sphinx SXD Mount Features:
Solid Steel RA and DEX Axis shafts
180 Tooth Brass Worm Gear in both axes
Interactive Starbook with a 4.7" Color LCD Display - scrolls and zoom into detailed star charts
Mount Capacity 50 lbs.
Includes one 4.2 lb and one 8.2 lb counterweight
- Weight: 8.8 kg/ 19.4 lbs
- Full Go-To capabilities to over 22,000 objects
- Universal GP Plate receiver allows many telescopes to mount
- Completely upgradeable firmware and comet database
Item #3520 - NEW Autoguider
Item #2576 - Accessory Plate DX
Item #2661 - SX Dovetail Plate
Item #2577 - 1.9kg Counterweight
Item #2578 - 2.8 kg Counterweight
Item #2579 - 3.7 kg Counterweight
Item #3796 - Weight Shift Camera Bracket
Item #2697 - SX Aluminum Case
Item #2518 -SX Half Pillar
Item #26961 - SX Tripod Carry Case
Item #5460 - Triangle Accessory Tray
Item #8644 - Cigarette Lighter Plug Adapter
Item #2571 - SX Decl. Clamp Unit
Item #25171 - SX Metal Pillar
Item #2574 - SX Counterweight Shaft