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Vixen SX2WL Equatorial GoTo Mount with Wifi Module

Vixen SX2WL Equatorial GoTo Mount with Wifi Module


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Introducing the Next-Generation Vixen SX Mounts: A Leap Forward for Observers and Astrophotographers

Vixen has ushered in a new era of astronomical observation and astrophotography with its latest series of SX mounts, designed to meet the exacting demands of enthusiasts and professionals alike. The highlight of this series, the SX2WL mount, sets itself apart with its seamless operation through a Wi-Fi module, allowing for easy control via a smartphone or tablet. Utilizing the STAR BOOK Wireless app, users gain access to sophisticated sky navigation features and the convenience of automatic GoTo targeting for celestial objects, all from their mobile devices. This innovation not only enhances user experience but also significantly reduces power consumption by up to 20%, thanks to the elimination of the traditional LCD display, thus extending the duration of astronomical pursuits.

The SX2WL mount simplifies the process of bringing desired celestial bodies into the telescope’s view, initiating tracking automatically upon selection. It remains compatible with the existing STAR BOOK TEN controller, incorporating the same high-precision stepper motors found in Vixen's top-tier AXD mount, thus redefining performance standards within the Vixen mount collection.

Key Advantages:

  • Photographic Load Capacity: 12 kg, with the mount's axis cross weighing just 7 kg (15.4 lbs), perfect for mobile observations.
  • Integrated Counterweight: Motors positioned at the mount's base act as a counterweight, reducing the need for additional balancing weights.

Detailed Features of the SX2 Mount:

  • Precision Stepper Motors: Offer enhanced performance and responsiveness, supported by a micro-step motion control system for smooth operation.
  • Improved Bearings: Upgrades to the RA and DEC axis bearings and worm shafts minimize motor load, facilitating smoother movement.
  • High-Precision Worm Gears: Advanced manufacturing technologies reduce worm gear errors, ensuring precise tracking.
  • Innovative Declination Axis Design: Places the solid motor units at the declination axis's lower part, optimizing the mount's balance with fewer counterweights.
  • Adjustable Latitude: Ranges from 0 to 70 degrees, with detailed latitude scaling and fine adjustments for precise alignment.

Wi-Fi Module Highlights:

  • The Vixen Wi-Fi adapter revolutionizes mount control, offering cable-free navigation via the STAR BOOK Wireless app, effectively reducing response delays to levels akin to wired connections.
  • Reduced Power Consumption: Offers extended observation sessions compared to traditional controllers.
  • User-Friendly Operation: Features a similar interface to the STAR BOOK TEN controller, with up to 259,000 celestial objects available for selection.
  • Convenient and Precise Control: The app allows for intuitive operation through touchscreen gestures, with extensive astronomical data and high-precision alignment capabilities.

Technical Specifications:

  • RA and DEC Sprocket: 180 teeth each
  • Shaft Material: Carbon steel with diameters of 35 mm (DEC) and 40 mm (RA)
  • Latitude Adjustment: 0° to 70°, with fine-tuning capabilities
  • Power Supply: DC12 V; 0.4~1.7 A
  • Maximum Load: 12 kg for photography, without the need for counterweights
  • Processor: 32-bit CISC, 120 MHz
  • Compatibility: Android 6 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higher, Wi-Fi standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Package Includes:

  • SX2WL EQ Mount
  • Wi-Fi Unit
  • 1.9 kg Counterweight (1 piece)
  • Mounting Tools
  • Power Cable for Cigarette Lighter

With its sophisticated design, reduced power consumption, and enhanced control features, the Vixen SX2WL mount represents a significant advancement in the world of astronomy and astrophotography, delivering unparalleled precision, ease of use, and mobility for the modern observer.

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