Vixen SXD2-PFL-SD115S Telescope Set
Vixen SXD2-PFL-SD115S Telescope SetThis telescope set has everything that you need for hobby astronomy.
It includes a telescope, a mount with automatic tracking, a tripod and eyepieces.
Featuring the STARBOOK TEN control system, the telescope locates celestial objects automatically so that you don’t need to search for them manually.
Even if you’re not an expert, you can still give your friends an exciting tour through the night sky!
The SXD 2 mount in detail
With a combination of the best features from the Sphinx series and the all-new STAR BOOK TEN manual control, Vixen has developed a new generation of SX mounts for demanding observers and astrophotographers. The SXD2 mount comes with the new STAR BOOK TEN control and can be operated manually or with a computer.
Featuring the same precision stepper motors as the top-of-the range AXD mount, the SXD2 sets a new standard for performance in the Vixen mount range. Compared with the SX mounts, the SXD2 has a quieter tracking system, and the increased precision of the motors provides better performance for the long exposure times used in astrophography.
Precision stepper motors and micro-step motion control system
The star feature of the SXD2 is the precision stepper motors, which offer better performance and responsiveness than previous models. The micro-step motion control system has powerful yet very quiet drive characteristics that offer both fine control and quick swivel movements.
The bearings of the RA and DEC axles and the worm shafts were significantly improved in order to reduce the load on the motors. The motors are much quieter than those on previous models.
Robust RA and DEC axles
High-precision and thick steel shafts in RA and DEC increase the robustness of the SXD2 mount.
High-precision worm gears
High-precision processing technologies were used to rectify problems with the worm gear. The edges of both worms and worm gears are particularly smooth, which enables them to deliver very high precision.
Declination axis functions as counterweight
The sturdy motor units are located in the lower section of the declination axis to ensure that the SDX2’s centre of gravity is below the intersection of the RA and DEC axis. As a result, fewer additional counterweights are required.
The SD115S in detail
The ED81SII, ED103S and ED115S refractors were originally designed for visual observers or photographers with an APS-C camera. The new SD series features new inner panels which are optimised for full-frame cameras and illuminates images with a frame size of 44 mm.
The SD 115 ED refractor is the largest refractor in the Vixen range.
Thanks to the FPL-53 lens, it offers an extremely high contrast and sharpness.
This type of lens produces true colour and high-contrast images.
Another advantage of the SD refractors is their very short length and lightweight design.
- Complete set with tripod and eyepieces
- Very sharp true-colour ED refractor with 115 mm aperture
- 890 mm focal length (f7.7)
- Resolution and limiting magnitude: 1.01 arc seconds; 12.1
- Goto mount with 15 kg load capacity (photographic)
- Control with 272,000 objects
- Weight: 28.7 kg
- SD115S ED refractor telescope
- SXD2 mount
- STARBOOK TEN control
- SXG HAL 130 tripod
- PFLII polar finder
- 2 counterweights: 1.9 and 3.7 kg
- Tube clamps and carry handle
- 2 eyepieces (SLV5 and SLV20 mm)
- Flip mirror
|Field of application|
|Field of application||
|Product Family||Refractor telescope|
|Optical design||Apochomatic Refractor|
|Magnification up to||230|
|Maximum recommended magnification||230|
|Mirror/Lens diam.||115 mm|
|Focal length||890 mm|
|Angular resolution||1.01 arc seconds|
|Visual limiting magnitude (approx., mag)||12|
|Type of coating||Fully multi-coated|
|Colour of coating||blue|