Vixen SX2WL Equatorial GoTo Mount with Wifi Module

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High-precision Vixen SX2WL EQ GoTo mount with Wifi module for control via smartphone or tablet - Made in Japan.

  • SX2WL equatorial GoTo mount with Wifi module
  • Easy to control via smartphone or tablet
  • Convenient GoTo slewing by tapping the display
  • Photographic load capacity of up to 12 kg possible
  • Only 7.0 kg, lightweight and therefore very portable
  • Large worm gears with 180 teeth each and 72 mm worms
  • Free STAR BOOK Wireless app with star chart application
  • Object database with Messier objects, NGC objects, IC objects, sun, moon, planets, comets
  • Database with up to 259,000 celestial objects depending on map settings

£1,682.00*

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Product number: X025049
GTIN/EAN: 4955295250493
Product information "Vixen SX2WL Equatorial GoTo Mount with Wifi Module"
Vixen has developed a new generation of SX mounts for demanding observers and astrophotographers. 
The SX2WL mount is simply operated via a Wifi module with a smartphone or tablet. By controlling the mount with your smartphone using the free STAR BOOK Wireless app, you can easily use sky navigation functions such as automatic GoTo panning of celestial objects via your smartphone or tablet. By eliminating the power consumption of the conventional LCD (STAR BOOK TEN), the power consumption on the mount is reduced by up to 20%, thus enabling longer astronomical observation and astrophotography. 

When the desired celestial object is selected from a list, it is automatically panned into the telescope's field of view and tracking begins.
An existing STAR BOOK TEN 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 SXD2WL 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 weighs just 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs) making it ideal for mobile observations.
In addition, the motors mounted in the lower part of the mount also serve as a counterweight, so the mount requires fewer weights for balancing. 

The SX2 mount in detail 

Precision stepper motors and micro-step motion control system
At the heart of the SXD2 are the precision stepper motors, which offer better performance and response than previous models. The micro-step motion control system offers powerful and yet very smooth drive characteristics, which are given both in fine movements and in 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 edges of the two worms and worm wheels are particularly smooth, enabling very precise tracking. 

Declination axis as counterweight
The solid motor units are installed in the lower part of the declination axis so that the center of gravity of the SXD2 is below the intersection point of the RA and DEC axes. This means you need fewer additional counterweights. 

Latitude setting 
The latitude is adjustable between 0 and 70 degrees (divided into 3 zones and adjustable +/- 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 app turns 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 controller
The STAR BOOK Wireless app has a similar structure to the STAR BOOK TEN controller. 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. By aligning the mount 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 your telescope's field of view. 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 control unit, the app offers various individual settings, such as gear backlash compensation, night mode in red, autoguider and variable GoTo speed and LED brightness. You can also set the timing of the reversal of the objective tube (meridian flip) as desired. Even if the object moves to the south during tracking, you can prevent the telescope tube from reversing. 

Important note: Cannot be used on old SX mounts with the old blue Star Book! 

Technical information about the Wifi module: CPU with 32-bit CISC processor 120 MHz 
The unit is connected to the mount via a D-SUB 9PIN connector as with the STAR BOOK TEN. It has a 6-pin 6-wire modular plug 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

  • RA sprocket: 180 teeth 
  • DEC sprocket: 180 teeth 
  • Shaft material and diameter: Carbon steel / Decl. 35 mm, RA 40 mm thickness 
  • Fine height adjustment: 0° to 70°, (fine adjustment +/- 15°, height) 
  • Backsight rod: 20 mm diameter 
  • Azimuth adjustment: worm fine 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: 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs), without counterweight 
  • 32-bit CISC processor 120 MHz 
  • Operating system: Android 6 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higher 
  • Connection: D-SUB 9PIN connector 
  • Autoguider input: ST4 
  • Power consumption SX2WL+Wireless unit: DC12V / 0.3-2.0 A (load 8 kg), 0.4-2.2 A (load 12 kg) 

SCOPE OF DELIVERY

  • SX2WL EQ mount 
  • Wireless unit 
  • Counterweight: 1.9 kg (1pc)
  • Mounting tools
  • Cigarette lighter cable
Colour: white
Material: Aluminium, Steel
Mount Type [Telescopes]: German/Equatorial Mount with GoTo

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The ASTRO R-LITE red light flashlight is the ideal companion at night to read star charts or make adjustments to the equipment without losing the dark adaptation of the eyes. The ASTRO R-LITE offers 3 functions: Continuous light bright / Continuous light dark / Flashing. The large diffusing lens results in a very large and evenly illuminated light cone, which can also be adjusted by a sliding mechanism. By using a power-saving LED lamp, the battery life (1 x AA-LR6) is up to 100 hours. Of course, the robust lamp housing made of aluminium is splash-proof according to IPX4 and therefore particularly well suited for outdoor applications. The side cutouts on the front of the ASTRO R-LITE provide a 360° signal function. The 50 cm long carrying strap with quick coupling and an extra belt clip included in the scope of delivery ensure that the flashlight is always quickly at hand. The ASTRO R-LITE should not be missing in any equipment. FEATURES ASTRO R-LITE Red Light Flashlight Reading star maps at night Dark adaptation of the eyes is retained Continuous light bright / Continuous light dark / Flashing 360° signal function Large diffusing lens produces a uniformly illuminated light cone Carrying strap and belt clip included Battery life up to 100 hours - Battery (1 x AA-LR6) Splash-proof according to IPX4Robust lamp housing made of aluminiumSCOPE OF DELIVERYASTRO R-LITE Red Light Flashlight Carrying strap Belt clip Battery (1 x AA-LR6)

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BRESSER T2 Ring Nikon
Connect your BRESSER Microscope or Telescope with a Nikon SLR camera and take images or videos of your observed object!The BRESSER T-Mount is the connecting piece between the camera adapter and SLR camera. To find out what T2-ring you need, look into the instruction manual of your camera.FEATURESConnecting piece between the camera adapter and Nikon SLR cameraHigh-quality and precise workmanship made of metalA corresponding camera adapter is neededSCOPE OF DELIVERYT2 Ring Nikon

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BRESSER Viewfinder Holder 6x30 for Messier Telescope
BRESSER Viewfinder Holder 6x30 for Messier Telescopes Category: Spare Part for Messier Telescope Series Description: The sturdy Viewfinder Holder 6x30 made of plastic ensures stable hold and precise alignment of the viewfinder for Messier Telescopes. Easy mounting and adjustment make it an essential accessory. With an integrated aiming hole for easier finding of the sun (solar filter for finder and telescope optics required!). Compatible with the BRESSER Messier Telescope series (not compatible with AR90/500 & AR 90/900).

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 82° Ar Eyepiece 11mm (1,25")
Explore Scientific 82° Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics. The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82° apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view. The 82° Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope. To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves. All 82° Series eyepieces are fully multi-coated and edge-blackened to produce maximum contrast.

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BRESSER Computer Cable for Remote Control of MCX Goto Telescopes and EXOS-II EQ Goto Mounts
For remote control of a BRESSER MCX 102/127 Goto Telescope or a BRESSER EXOS-II EQ Goto Mount via computer cable. Navigate your telescope comfortably with navigation software and Windows 10 computer. One click on the star map on the computer and the telescope is positioned on the desired object. NOTES(This list is exemplary and not exhaustive)To control a BRESSER MCX Goto telescope, no software update of the Computer Handbox is required. A direct use is therefore possible. To control a BRESSER EXOS-II EQ Goto mount, the Computer Handbox must be updated to software version v2.3 with the help of this computer cable set. This cable set is not suitable for the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC EXOS-2 with PMC-Eight Goto. This set does not include navigation software and computer. DOWNLOAD NAVIGATION SOFTWARE (alternatively)Sky Map Pro Demo: https://nextcloud.bresser.de/s/PnQr9gyigxp9A6zSky Map Pro ASCOM PLUG-in: http://download.ascom-standards.org/plugins/SkyMapProPlugin.zip Carte Du Ciel: https://www.ap-i.net/skychart//en/startStellarium: https://stellarium.org/de FEATURESConnects a BRESSER MCX102/127 Goto to a PC Connects a BRESSER EXOS-II Goto to a PC Comfortable control by computer USB to serial adapter included Required firmware update for EXOS-II included Compatible with WIN 10 + 11SCOPE OF DELIVERYRS-232 computer cable USB 2.0 to RS-232 adapter + driver CD-Rom Firmware v2.3 for EXOS-II Goto Handbox Flash Utility Software for Handbox Update ASCOM driver for BRESSER MCX/EXOS-II Goto Operating instructions

£42.00*
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" CLS Nebula Filter
Besides air turbulence, the brightening of the night sky is the biggest obstacle to observing faint objects beyond the solar system. Street lamps and other artificial lighting mean that the sky in human settlements is no longer really black. This affects the contrast and thus the perception of deep-sky objects. Depending on the type of celestial object, however, part of disturbing artificial light can be filtered out, making it easier to observe fainter targets.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC CITY LIGHT SUPRESSION - or CLS - filter uses the fact that the artificial lighting is not evenly distributed over the entire spectrum. These colours - in the case of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC CLS nebula filter, above all the typical colours of mercury and high-pressure lamps, used in street lighting - are suppressed, but the emissions of deep-sky objects are allowed through. With a slightly brightened sky, some relatively bright deep-sky objects are practically invisible with a telescope, for example the large galaxy M101. Using this filter makes observation much easier. A must have for any visual amateur astronomer.  The CLS can also be used as a useful photographic filter - helping to improve the quality of your telescopic deep sky photos.The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC nebula filters are delivered with an individual test report - so you can be sure of receiving high-quality filters.SPECIFICATIONS:eliminates disturbing light - e.g. from street lightingenables observation of faint deep sky objectsWHAT'S INCLUDED:1x nebula filter

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BRESSER 10mm Plössl eyepiece 31,7mm/1,25"
BRESSER 10mm Plössl Eyepiece 1,25" (31,7mm) Since years a well known and approved Plössl eyepiece. Ideal to improve the performance of your telescopes for a low budget price. All the BRESSER Plössl eyepieces provide sharp and high-contrast images because of the 4-lens design. All lenses have fully-multicoated surfaces which prevents reflections efficiently. Every eyepiece is equipped with a foldable rubber eyecup to avoid straylight from the sides and the inner eyepiece shaft is carefully blackened as well. Housing and eyepiece shaft are completely made from metal - no plastic is used. Filter thread for use with colour- and nebular filters is also available. All these Plössl eyepieces offer a much better image quality than all the very simple made Kellner and Huygens eyepieces. FEATURES Focal length: 10 mm Field of view: 50° Lens-Design: 4 lenses in 2 groups , fully-multicoated Housing material: completely made from metal Rubber eyecup: YES, foldable Filter thread: YES Storage: Twist-pack SCOPE OF DELIVERY BRESSER Plössl eyepiece with rubber eyecup Twist-pack

£29.00*
Explore Scientific ReflexSight LED Finder
A new take on a classic design, superior to the usual red dot finder - which will fit many telescopes and larger binoculars.Explore Scientific ReflexSight™ LED projection viewfinder, uses proven functionality with versatility, while having enhanced performance features.Looking through this viewfinder shows multiple deep red target circles projected against the night sky.  Both eyes can be used for quick and easy star hopping, in order to target objects in your telescope. The big advantage is that you can see the entire night sky without magnification and not just a small section of the sky, as you would through a magnified finderscope.  This makes Goto aligning quick and easy and speeds up acquisition of targets.New "Multi-Dot" target circle pattern (in standard circle diameters of 4.0 degrees, 2.0 degrees and 0.5 degrees), prevents blocking of stars within the field of view.  Using the widths of the projected circles as reference points allows those users with non-goto telescopes to easily work out the location of non-visible targets, with reference to more easily visible stars.  The projection screen size is a generous 55 x 35 mm.Multiple mounting options. The Explore Scientific ReflexSight™ LED projection viewfinder's base fits standard "Vixen-style dovetail" finder bases, allowing the user to attach this finder to a wife array of commercially-available telescopes, without modifying the telescope itself. A ¼ inch x 20G threaded adapter (photo tripod thread) is built into the finder base, allowing the finder to be attached to a variety of telescopes, via piggyback camera adapters with a photo tripod threaded hole.Functional design and intuitive use: the smooth housing, with no sharp corners, prevents snagging. Easily accessible battery compartment, taking 2x standard AAA alkaline batteries (not included), which power the frugal LED illuminator. The low power consumption of the LED lighting ensures a long operating time. Large, continuously adjustable brightness control with knurled knob head can be easily operated with gloves. Click the rotary switch to turn off completely. Rear-facing, tool-free three-point parallax knurled collimation knobs, again, easy to operate even with gloved hands, ensure you are well locked-on to the main optical axis of your telescope. The projection screen is coated, to minimise annoying reflections and allow you to concentrate on the finder's target and the night sky behind it.  Comes complete with screen and optics cover. The extremely compact design allows mounting even on small, lightweight telescopes - truly a finder for all!FEATURESReflexSight LED projection finder with deep red target circles Standard circle diameters 4.0 degrees, 2.0 degrees and 0.5 degreesProjection screen size: 55 x 35 mmFits standard Vixen-style dovetail finder shoes There is also a ¼ inch x 20G female photo tripod thread in the base Can be mounted via piggyback camera adapters etc. Operates on standard AAA batteries (not included) Smooth housing with no sharp corners, prevents snagging Comes complete with optics and screen cover Compact design and easily accessible battery compartment Large, continuously adjustable brightness control with knurled knob Click switch to turn off completely Tool-free three-point collimation parallax adjustment with easily accessible knurled knobs Can also be mounted on small and light telescopes WHAT'S INCLUDEDReflexSight LED projection finder 

£65.00*
BRESSER Extension Tube 37,5 mm for 2.5" HEXAFOC
Are you having trouble focusing your eyepiece or camera? Then use this 37.5 mm extension sleeve to increase the distance between the 2.5 inch HEXAFOC eyepiece extension and the eyepiece or camera. The extension sleeve has an M68x0.75 mm internal and external thread and can therefore be screwed directly onto the HEXAFOC draw tube. SPECIFICATIONSIncreases the distance to the eyepiece/cameraSuitable for 2.5 inch HEXAFOCOptical length: 37,5 mmInternal and external thread: M68x0,75 mmInside black matt coatedMaterial: aluminium, black anodizedSCOPE OF DELIVERYExtension sleeve 37,5 mm (1 piece)

£19.90*

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Vixen has developed a new generation of SX mounts for demanding observers and astrophotographers. The SXD2WL mount is simply operated via a Wifi module with a smartphone or tablet. By controlling the mount with your smartphone using the free STAR BOOK Wireless app, you can easily use sky navigation functions such as automatic GoTo panning of celestial objects via your smartphone or tablet. By eliminating the power consumption of the conventional LCD (STAR BOOK TEN), the power consumption on the mount is reduced by up to 20%, thus enabling longer astronomical observation and astrophotography. When the desired celestial object is selected from a list, it is automatically panned into the telescope's field of view and tracking begins. An existing STAR BOOK TEN 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 SXD2WL brings a new standard of performance and precision to the Vixen mount family. With a photographic load capacity of 15 kg, the axis cross of the mount weighs just 9.2 kg making it ideal for mobile observations. In addition, the motors mounted in the lower part of the mount also serve as a counterweight, so the mount requires fewer weights for balancing. The SXD2 mount in detail Precision stepper motors and micro-step motion control system At the heart of the SXD2 are the precision stepper motors, which offer better performance and response than previous models. The micro-step motion control system offers powerful and yet very smooth drive characteristics, which are given both in fine movements and in 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. 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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Telescope Case ED-APO & AR 127s/152s
Your telescope is much more than an observation aid. It is your personal pathway to the stars, and protecting it while it is in storage or transit should be a priority. Designed specifically for the ED127, ED127CF, AR127s and AR152s, this soft-sided carrying case offers that ideal combination of protection and portability. Inside, the light gray colored nylon features multiple adjustable velcro compartments designed to carefully cradle and easily organize your scope, eyepieces and accessories. The padded polyester outer shell has reinforced back and sides, a shoulder strap with Explore Scientific embroidered logo pad and hand straps for grab-and-go convenience. The case's interior measurements are 110 x 29 x 20 cm. Weight is 1,8 kg.FEATURESSoft-sided carrying caseProtection and organization of your scope and accessoriesIdeal combination of protection and portabilityMultiple adjustable velcro compartmentsShoulder strap with Explore Scientific embroidered logo padNo shifting between compartmentsReinforced back and sidesKeeps the contents safe Interior measurements are 110 x 29 x 20 cm, Weight is 1,8 kgExterior measurements are 115 x 34 x 24 cm SCOPE OF DELIVERYaccessory soft case with protective dividers

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Biolux Student Microscope-Set
National Geographic Microscope 40x-800x - the microscope for big and small! Thanks to the new, innovative Smartphone holder you can also observe and save motifs with a smartphone by taking photos. The microscope not only convinces with its cool design, but also with a lot of accessories, which allows you to get started in microscopy. These include preparations such as yeast and shrimp eggs, as well as cover glasses and microscope slides.The motifs can be enlarged from 40x to a maximum of 800x. In addition, the microscope has an adjustable LED illumination for reflected light and transmitted light microscopy.FEATURESBeginner's microscopeMagnification: 40x-800xObjectives: 4x/10x/40xRed light and transmitted light microscopyIncludes experiment kit for breeding brine shrimp (Artemia) SCOPE OF DELIVERY MicroscopeSmartphone Mount2 Wide Field Eyepieces: WF20x/ WF10xColour filter discBox with specimensStorage containerExperiment kit (magnifier box, brine shrimp eggs, yeast)Preparation setManual

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BRESSER Messier EXOS-2 EQ GoTo Mount
BRESSER EXOS-2 GoTo Equatorial Mount. Mount, tripod and hand box with computer. This German mount has tracking motors in both axes that follow celestial objects very precisely.The handbox with GoTo works reliable and controls the mount in every situation. Precise ball bearings in both axes ensures minimal backlash at all nine possible tracking speeds.The battery pack (12 V) is conveniently fastened to the tripod shelf and takes eight size "D" batteries.The mount rests on a very tough and rigid stainless steel tripod and can take optical tubes of up to 13 kg. GOTO - Stargazing at the push of a button! The Startracker GoTo System enables beginners to start astronomical observations in just a few minutes, and guides you to objects that are hard to localize through a standard finder scope.Just push the button and the GoTo System will find planets, nebulae or galaxies for you and position your telescope automatically and precise.The GoTo System database includes thousands of astronomical objects.The Messier mount with GoTo System allows you to observe without tedious searching, or image faint objects that are hard to find in a standard finder scope.The BRESSER StarTracker GoTo systems uses servo motors for both axes and features an ST-4 compatible autoguiding input. Guiding aggressivity can be set on the mount itself. The menu navigation of the Startracker Handbox is also multilingual and offers the settings of German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.CHARACTERISTICS MOUNT Stable parallactic mount with fine drive in both axes Ball bearings in both axes for more precise movements Stable height adjustable stainless steel tripod ( Min. 69cm / Max. 109,5cm ) Load capacity up to 13 kg payload Circular bubble for easy horizontal alignment GoTo Mount with motors and hand box controller, for easy finding and guiding moon, planets, stars and much more ST-4 compatible autoguider interface Pole height scale for setting the latitude Scaled graduated circular rings to facilitate finding objects using a star atlas or planetarium software Pole finder scope with optional illumination ( item no. 4964212 ) Tripod weight: 4.7 kg Mount weight: 6.7 kg (without counterweight) Total weight incl. counterweight: 15.9 kg Batteries: not included SCOPE OF DELIVERY Equatorial EXOS 2 GOTO mount with stainless steel tripod and Startracker handcontroller Adjustable polar finder scope with optional illumination Stainless steel tube field tripod with accessory tray 1 x 4.5 kg counterweight

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Simple force of friction keeps the telescope in place. Easily direct the telescope to your desired celestial object without loosening a screw. The friction automatically holds the telescope in position. The AP mount provides a secure, stable support for your telescope. Thanks to the slip clutch mechanism, the mount can be quickly adjusted to the target object. There is a wide range of optional accessories. FEATURES Azimuthal telescope mount with manual fine adjustment Easy to use and quick to install Designed for telescopes up to 8 kg WHAT'S INCLUDED Mount Wheel for fine adjustment

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Vixen SXP2-SD115S-S-PFL Telescope Complete Set
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It also ensures a quicker reaction when corrections are required.16 bearingsThe mechanical parts contain a total of 16 bearings.The SXP2 mount uses a set of tapered roller bearings for the RA axis in order to provide additional stability for more precise tracking.Stable polar alignment wedgeThe SXP2 mount uses the same fork as the heavy AXJ mount. This new construction enables a quick and stable configuration of the latitude setting.Simple and precise polar alignment via reference starThe 6x20 polar finder scope is pre-installed. This allows the user to configure the polar alignment (for both the northern and southern hemispheres). The polar finder scope has a variable illuminated reticle with an automatic power-off function. 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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC TELRAD Projection Finder Scope with base
The TELRAD viewfinder is a projection finder that can be installed on any telescope and makes it child's play to align the telescope with the starry sky.The TELRAD viewfinder is a practical alternative to classic optical viewfinders and illuminated red dot viewfinders. You can see the complete starry sky without magnification, and not just a small section as with a normal optical viewfinder. Against this background of the starry sky, three red luminous concentric rings are projected, with apparent diameters of 4 degrees, 2° and 0.5° in the sky. Move the telescope so that the object you are looking for is in the inner ring, and the telescope points in the right direction. Because the object you are looking for is inside the ring, it will not be irradiated like a normal illuminated red dot finder.The base of the TELRAD viewfinder is self-adhesive and can be mounted on all telescopic tubes from about 10cm diameter. The length of the base is about 18cm. This base remains on the telescopic tube, the TELRAD viewfinder itself can be removed or attached at any time by means of the attached quick coupling. The TELRAD is powered by two normal AA batteries (not included).There are star atlases, like the "Deep Sky Travel Atlas" from Oculum-Verlag, and planetarium programs for the PC, like the program "Stellarium", where the three rings of the TELRAD are already drawn or can be displayed around the interesting celestial objects. This makes finding these celestial objects a real walk.FEATURESTELRAD projection finderIlluminated rings of 4 degrees, 2° and 0.5° in the skySee the complete starry sky without magnificationEasy installation and useCan be installed on nearly every telescopesBase with quick release coupling included Powered by two AA batteries (not included) Very long battery life because of LED technologySCOPE OF DELIVERYTELRAD viewfinder with projector and battery compartment TELRAD base with quick-release coupling for the viewfinder Adhesive tape for attachment to telescope

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