Vixen Optics

1050 Calle Amanecer Ste C, San Clemente, CA 92673

VixenOptics_EquatorialMount_400pxVixen’s New Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount ($1,599) is the latest entry in its line of award-winning telescope mounts. This German Equatorial Go To mount features 180-tooth aluminum alloy gears and brass worms driven by precision stepper motors in both right-ascension and declination axes. The Sphinx SX2 is usable between 0° and 70° latitude and includes a retractable stainless steel counterweight shaft. Both RA and dec motors are housed within the declination axis, functioning as a built-in counterweight. The mount includes manual slow-motion knobs on both axes, and a 4.2-lb counterweight. The SX2 also comes with Vixen’s new Star Book One Go To hand controller, allowing you to slew at up to 999× sidereal rate to thousands of targets. The mount accepts the standard ST-4-style autoguider input for astrophotography and also includes a cigarette lighter DC power adapter. See the manufacturer’s website for additional details and accessories.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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