Vixen SX2WL A80Mf Telescope Set

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SX2WL A80Mf complete telescope set with GoTo mount, tripod, eyepieces and modern control via smartphone or tablet

  • Complete telescope set with mount, telescope and eyepieces
  • High-quality 80 mm achromat with 910 mm focal length
  • Focal ratio: f/11.4 for a color-neutral image
  • Sturdy metal focuser with 31.7 mm connection
  • Ultra-modern SX2WL equatorial GoTo mount with Wifi
  • Easy control via smartphone or tablet
  • Comfortable GoTo slewing by tapping on the display
  • Free STAR BOOK Wireless app with star chart program
  • Object database with up to 259,000 celestial objects
  • Total weight: 18.7 kg

£2,337.00*

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Product number: X025012
GTIN/EAN: 4955295250127
Product information "Vixen SX2WL A80Mf Telescope Set"
​SX2WL A80Mf telescope set with mount, tripod and eyepieces

The A80Mf refractor is an ideal entry-level model for astronomy beginners who value high quality. Thanks to the Vixen quality controls, the 80 mm lens impresses with its outstanding optical performance
Two Plössl eyepieces (6.3 mm and 20 mm) and a 90° star diagonal are already included in the scope of delivery.
Explore the moon and the brighter planets with the A80Mf. On good nights, you can observe the rings of the planet Saturn and the two brightest cloud bands on Jupiter are also visible. If the weather permits, you can even see the large red spot on the planet. On moonless nights, you can also observe the Andromeda Nebula or the Orion Nebula. 
The sturdy metal focuser provides a secure and stable mount for eyepieces, camera or other accessories. The 6x24 finder allows you to find celestial objects very quickly and easily. You can also connect your DSLR camera to the telescope using the T2 thread built into the focuser with an optional T-adapter. The sturdy metal tripod enables vibration-free installation of the telescope and mount, even in windy weather.

The ultra-modern SX2WL mount is simply operated via a Wi-Fi module with your smartphone or tablet.
By simply controlling the mount with your smartphone or tablet and using the free STAR BOOK Wireless app, you can easily use sky navigation functions such as automatic GoTo panning for many celestial objects. By eliminating the conventional LCD display (STAR BOOK TEN), the power consumption on the mount is reduced by up to 20%, thus enabling longer astronomical observation and astrophotography.
When you touch the desired celestial object on the star chart, it is automatically pointed into the telescope's field of view and tracking begins.

NOTE: An existing STAR BOOK TEN or ONE controller can also be used on this mount without any problems.

Equipped with the same precision stepper motors as the top model, the AXD mount, the SX2WL brings a new standard of performance and precision to the Vixen mount family.
With a photographic load capacity of 12 kg, the axis cross of the mount is just 7 kg light, making it ideal for mobile observations. In addition, the motors mounted in the lower part of the mount also serve as a counterweight and the mount therefore requires fewer weights for balancing.

The SX2WL mount in detail

Precision stepper motors and micro-step motion control system
At the heart of the SX2 are the precision stepper motors, which offer better performance and response than previous models. The micro-step motion control system scores with powerful yet very smooth drive characteristics, which are present in both fine movements and fast pans.

Built-in bearings
The bearings of the RA and DEC axes and the worm shafts have been significantly improved to reduce the load on the motors. As a result, the motors move much more smoothly than in previous models.

High-precision worm gears
High-precision processing technologies eliminate worm gear errors. The running surfaces of the two worms and worm wheels are manufactured to be particularly smooth, enabling very precise tracking.

Declination axis as counterweight
The massive motor units are installed in the lower part of the declination axis so that the center of gravity of the SX2WL is below the intersection point of the RA and DEC axes. This means you need fewer additional counterweights.

Latitude adjustment
The latitude is adjustable between 0 and 70 degrees (divided into 3 zones and adjustable in +/- 15 degrees per zone, for high, medium and low latitudes); latitude scale in 2-degree increments; fine adjustment with a tangent screw head, approx. 0.8 degrees per turn.

The wireless module in detail

The Vixen Wifi adapter for EQ mounts allows you to control your Vixen mount via a smartphone or tablet. With the smartphone app "STAR BOOK Wireless" (free of charge) you can navigate the sky without any cables. The "STAR BOOK Wireless" smartphone app transforms your smartphone or tablet into a control unit for the equatorial mount in no time at all. The response delay of the mount, which is considered the biggest disadvantage of wireless connections, has been reduced to a level comparable to wired connections.

Reduced power consumption compared to conventional controllers with LCD monitor

The power consumption of the mount is reduced by up to 20%, allowing longer observations than with conventional
wired controllers such as the STAR BOOK TEN.

Operation similar to the STAR BOOK TEN control unit
The STAR BOOK Wireless app has a similar structure to the STAR BOOK TEN control system. Depending on the star map setting, it contains up to 259,000 celestial objects. Tap on a celestial object in the object list and start the GoTo.
The mount will now automatically move to this target and bring it into the telescope's field of view.
All the popular features of the STAR BOOK TEN are retained

Convenient operation
When looking through the telescope operate the mount by swiping on the app's star chart. As there are no buttons, simply slide your finger over the star chart to operate the mount conveniently.

Extensive astronomical data included
In addition to data on easily observable celestial bodies such as Messier objects, NGC objects and IC objects, this also includes the sun, moon, planets, comets and dwarf planets.

High-precision alignment
By aligning the mount to one or two stars, you can already achieve fairly precise positioning of the mount. By aligning to three or more stars, you can achieve high-precision alignment of the mount for high magnifications. The objects are then approached precisely and centrally in the field of view of your telescope. The alignment information is saved and can be retained even when the device is switched off. By leaving the telescope in its current state after completing an observation without moving it, you can start the automatic installation with the same settings for the next observation.

Individual setting options
As with the STAR BOOK TEN controller, the app offers various individual settings, such as gear backlash compensation, night mode in red,
autoguider, variable GoTo speed and LED brightness. You can also set the timing of the reversal of the objective tube (meridian flip) as required.
Even if the object moves to the south during tracking, you can prevent the telescope tube from reversing.

Important information:
Cannot be used on old SX mounts with the old blue star book

Technical information
CPU with 32-bit CISC processor 120 MHz
The unit is connected to the mount via a D-SUB 9PIN connector as is the STAR BOOK TEN.
It has a 6-pin, 6-wire modular connector for external autoguider operation.
Supported operating systems are Android 6 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higher, WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n・


FEATURES

Telescope A80Mf
  • Objective lenses: 80 mm, achromat, coated
  • Focal length: 910 mm (f/11.4)
  • Resolution and limiting magnitude: 1.45 arc seconds; 11.3
  • Light gathering capacity: 131x
  • Dimensions and weight: (OD) 90 mm x (L) 860 mm; 3.3 kg
  • Viewfinder telescope: 6x24 mm
  • Adapter and connections: 42 mm for T-thread; 31.7 mm connection
  • Supplied accessories: 31.7 mm zenith prism, PL20 mm and PL6.3 mm eyepieces
  • Photography: primary focus and eyepiece projection
  • Sturdy metal focuser

SX2WL mount
  • RA Gear rim: 180 teeth
  • DEC gear rim: 180 teeth
  • Bearing: Carbon steel / Decl. 35 mm, RA 40 mm thickness
  • Fine height adjustment: 0° to 70°, (fine adjustment +/- 15°, height)
  • Counterweight rod: 20 mm diameter
  • Azimuth adjustment: Fine worm adjustment
  • Power supply: DC12 V; 0.4~1.7 A
  • Maximum load: 12 kg, photographic, without counterweight
  • Counterweight: 1x 1.9 kg
  • Tripod connection: 45 mm spigot
  • Dimensions: 36 cm (H) x 12 cm (W) x 36 cm (L)
  • Weight: 7 kg, without counterweight
  • 32-bit CISC processor 120 MHz
  • Operating system: Android 6 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higher
  • Connection: D-SUB 9PIN plug
  • Autoguider input ST4
  • Power consumption SXD2WL+Wireless unit: DC12V / 0.3-2.0 A (load 10 kg), 0.4-2.2 A (load 15 kg)

SCOPE OF DELIVERY

  • SX2WL mount
  • Wireless unit
  • Counterweight: 1.9 kg
  • Mounting tool
  • Cigarette lighter cable
  • A80Mf refracting telescope
  • 31.7 mm zenith prism
  • 2 eyepieces: PL20mm and PL6.3mm
  • Tube rings
  • Dovetail mount
  • 6x24 mm finder scope
  • SXG aluminum tripod
  • SXG pier extension
Colour: white
Colour of coating: blue
Dust protection caps: Dust protection caps for front lens and eyepiece holder
Finderscope: 6 x 24 mm
Focus Group [Telescopes]: Advanced Amateurs, Beginners, Visual enthusiasts
Material: Aluminium
Material tripod 3): Aluminium
Mount Type [Telescopes]: German/Equatorial Mount with GoTo
Optical design: Achromatic Refractor
Product Family [Telescopes]: Refractor telescope
Transportability: good
Type of coating: Multi coated
Type of tripod thread: T2 / M42x0.75

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Explore hidden worlds through your own eyes – with the BRESSER Pollux-I telescope starter set for budding amateur astronomers, you can go on your own journey of discovery in outer space. Everything you need is already included: the astronomical reflector telescope with 150 mm aperture and 750 mm focal length, the equatorial mount, the tripod and a wide range of accessories for astronomical observations. Perfect for getting started quickly: the system is very easy to use. In addition, the entry-level telescope impresses with its versatility: you can observe the Moon and planets as well as star clusters, gas nebulae and even galaxies through the high-quality optics. Due to the parabolic primary mirror the image delights with impressive sharpness and high contrast. In addition, the 2-inch focuser allows for the use of high-quality eyepieces. Perfect conditions for fascinating sights of the night sky! Time-proven optics for your first astro-steps – the telescope By choosing the Pollux-I, you’ll start your journey to the stars with a classic Newtonian reflector telescope. Beginners are often surprised by the fact that with telescopes of this type you don't look in at the back of the tube, but at the front and laterally. This gives you the advantage of always being able to look into the telescope in a comfortable posture, even when it's pointed vertically upwards at the sky. In addition, these reflector telescopes offer optics that are absolutely free of chromatic aberrations and thus provide good imaging properties. The large aperture of 150 mm collects a lot of light from the celestial objects. In addition, 150 mm aperture and 750 mm focal length result in a short focal ratio (ratio of aperture to focal length) of 1 to 5 (F/5). On the one hand, this makes the telescope fast and provide a bright image. On the other hand, high magnifications can be achieved. This combination makes the entry-level telescope so versatile. In addition, the Pollux-I is equipped with a parabolic primary mirror. The remarkable effect of this special mirror shape: you enjoy excellent imaging properties at all magnification levels. So you can look forward to the complete range of celestial highlights. At low to medium magnification, you can admire deep-sky objects such as open star clusters, globular clusters, gas nebulae and even galaxies such as the pair of galaxies M65 and M66 in the constellation Leo. And at high magnifications, observing the planets or details on the Moon is an absolute pleasure. You can get really close to your favourite objects: The aperture of 150 mm achieves a resolving power that allows magnifications of up to about 300x with sharp images. Technically, even higher magnifications are possible, theoretically up to 562.5x using the included accessories. However, with increasing magnification, the sharpness of the image can slowly decrease. In addition, the prevailing conditions always make a difference: How highly you can magnify always depends not only on the power of the telescope but also on the air turbulence in the atmosphere (seeing conditions). The telescope also impresses with its flexibility in terms of eyepiece compatibility: it comes with a 2-inch focuser (focuser extension) and an adapter from 2 inch to 1.25 inch. This enables you to use eyepieces with 1.25-inch sockets (about 31.7 mm) as well as eyepieces with the larger 2-inch sockets (about 50.8 mm) with large fields of view. Note for nature lovers: If you choose a Newtonian telescope like the Pollux-I reflector telescope, you can look forward to a specialist in astronomical observation. However, the image is always displayed laterally reversed as well as upside down, which makes no difference when observing the sky. However, this type of telescope is less suitable for nature and landscape observation during the day. Would you like to use your new telescope for exciting nature discoveries as well? Then we recommend that you choose one of the BRESSER refractor telescopes. Perfect foundation for fascinating discoveries – mount and tripod Your beginner's telescope is securely held by the height-adjustable aluminium tripod with equatorial mount. The special feature of this mount, also known as a parallactic mount: in contrast to azimuthal models, the movement of the celestial bodies is only compensated for on one axis instead of two. For this purpose, you simply align one axis parallel to the Earth's axis by pointing it approximately at Polaris. For precise and comfortable alignment and tracking of the entry-level telescope, the Pollux-I comes equipped with two flexible shafts with fine adjustment. And to ensure that the interchangeable eyepieces, barlow lens etc. always remain within reach, they can be stored on the tray between the tripod legs.Keep track of things automatically: For this telescope’s equatorial EQ-3 mount, the tracking motor with item number 4951400 is available as an optional accessory. This eliminates the need to manually track a celestial object set in the telescope. When this motor is installed at the mount, it automatically tracks the celestial object, keeping it in the field of view of the eyepiece. This makes observing the night sky even more comfortable! Well equipped for the ideal start – the accessories Your entry-level telescope comes with a wide range of astronomy accessories so that you can start to be amazed right away. For example, the LED viewfinder helps you align the telescope and find celestial objects. Installed in parallel on the telescope, this direction finder shows you a red dot when you look through it. It appears to hover in front of the sky and thereby shows you where the telescope is pointing. Varying view of the sky: With the two eyepieces with 1.25-inch sockets (31.7 mm), you can admire your astronomical discoveries at different magnifications. The 3x barlow lens already included in the set triples the magnification of the eyepiece you are using. Enjoy safe observations of our Sun with the included solar filter. This way you can easily take a closer look at sunspots and granulation on our own star. CAUTION: Never point the telescope at the Sun without the solar filter! Astrophotography for beginners: with the smartphone adapter, you can use your mobile phone as a camera on the telescope. This way you will quickly impress friends and relatives with your own first snapshots e. g. of the Moon or the Sun. FEATURES Reflector telescope with 150 mm aperture and 750 mm focal length Reflector type Newton with parabolic primary mirror Very well suited for observing the Sun, Moon and planets as well as star clusters, gas nebulae and galaxies Height-adjustable tripod with equatorial EQ3 mount Precise movement through flexible shafts and fine adjustment in both axes Easy to use, very good for beginners Focal ratio F/5, thus very suitable for many celestial objects 2-inch (50.8 mm) focuser with adapter to 1.25-inch (31.7 mm) Two eyepieces and one barlow lens with 1.25-inch (31.7 mm) sockets for different magnifications Safe solar observation with the included solar filter First steps in astrophotography with smartphone camera adapter SCOPE OF DELIVERY Telescope Aluminium tripod Equatorial EQ3 mount Adapter from 2 inch to 1.25 inch Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25-inch sockets) Barlow lens 3x (1.25-inch socket) LED illuminated dot finder Solar filter Smartphone camera adapter Accessory tray Astronomy software as download Instruction manual

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