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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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*
BRESSER Universal Smartphone Adapter Deluxe
Take pictures with your smartphone through the telescope or microskope? With the Smartphone camera adapter this is now child's play! Simply screw the adapter to the eyepiece and use your smartphone as a camera with a super-telephoto / super-macrophoto lens. It lets you take pictures of distant objects or very small objects as if you were very close.The Deluxe version offers an even more comfortable and secure attachment to the eyepiece. By a rotary movement of the clamping ring 3 clamping jaws are evenly applied to the eyepiece housing and the Smartphone adapter sits firmly and centrically on the eyepiece. The fine adjustment of the height of the smartphone support allows a quick and precise adjustment of the viewing height of the smartphone camera above the eyepiece lens. Good image results are thus guaranteed.  FEATURES Take photos through the telescope Smartphone camera with super telephoto lens Fine Height adjustment of phone support Wide adjustment range for eyepiece housing diameter Fits 31.7mm (1.25") eyepieces For eyepiece housing diameters from 22-38mm SCOPE OF DELIVERY Smartphone holder deluxeLocking ring for the smartphone

£14.00*
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Explore Scientific ASTRO R-LITE red light Flashlight
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)

£13.00* £16.00* (18.75% saved)
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

£24.99*
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).

£7.00*
BRESSER Dovetail rail 200mm for Messier (Vixen/GP)
This dovetail rail is suitable for mounting on BRESSER MESSIER 6 , 8 and 10 inch Dobson telescopes. The dovetail rail is manufactured according to the GP standard and therefore these Dobson telescope tubes can be used on any telescope mounting with the appropriate carrying capacity. The prism rail is 200mm long and therefore offers sufficient clearance for secure mounting on the telescope mount. In combination with the optionally available carrying handle Art. No. 4940150, these Dobson telescope tubes can also be easily transported because the carrying handle is mounted in the centre of gravity of the telescope. This dovetail rail is also suitable as spare part for all other MESSIER telescopes with 200mm dovetail rail. FEATURESdovetail rail (GP) for 6, 8 and 10 inch MESSIER Dobson telescopeswhen using these telescope tubes on EQ mountsthe assembly is carried out on the original tube ringsalso suitable as spare part for MESSIER telescopes with 200mm prism railassembly material and tools includedlength: 200mm; width: 45 mm; height: 16 mmbore spacing: 160 mm; Bore diameter: 6.5 mm SCOPE OF DELIVERYdovetail rail (GP)mounting screws (2 pieces; 1/4 inch)hex wrench tool (3/16 inch)

£27.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 68° Ar Eyepiece 16mm (1,25")
With the introduction of the 68° Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body. Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68° Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing. All 68° Series eyepieces are fully EMD (Enhanced Multi-Layer Deposition) coated and edge-blackened to produce superior contrast.

£136.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 52° LER Eyepiece 3mm Ar
A new focal length joins the Explore Scientific line of inert gas-purged Waterproof Eyepieces with the 3mm 52° LER Series Eyepiece. A logical companion for the grab-and-go ED APO 80mm f/6 Air-Spaced Triplet, this eyepiece produces 160X which will perform very well with good seeing conditions on planetary objects, and to split double stars. On the ED APO 152 at f/8, 405X is achieved without the use of a Focal Extender or Barlow for those nights of near perfect seeing, with a very comfortable 15mm of eye relief. Comfort, Quality, Value. The Explore Scientific 52° LER Series Most short focal length eyepieces are excellent flat-field multi-element oculars that can transform your visual astronomy experience. With an apparent field of view of 52 degrees, these eyepieces offer incredible value in a very nice eyepiece. Expect exceptional quality and value versus a comparably priced Plossl.  These eyepieces are the choice for observers wearing glasses - with excellent performance and durability. The rubber inlet and the foldable eyecups make handling and using in the field easy. The patented EMD-coating produces high contrast images and prevents reflexes and ghosting. The argon purging effectively prevents internal fogging, and you don´t have to deal with dirt, fungus or cleansing fluids getting between the lenses. The eyepieces are sealed - this makes sure you will be able to enjoy these eyepieces for many years to come.SPECIFICATIONSLarge eye distance, large field and great image sharpnessExcellent viewing position for people with glassesExcellent field sharpness even with fast optics52° apparent field of viewArgon-purging prevents internal fogging, the sealing facilitates cleaningPatented EMD-coating to maximize contrastBlackened lens edges to avoid reflexesAll eyepieces of this series are parfocalStainless steel barrel with conical security cutoffDust covers and protective bag includedSCOPE OF DELIVERY52° EyepieceDust coversProtective bag

£83.00*
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" Variable Polarizing Filter
Universally usable variable polarizing filter with a  2" filter thread.This variable polarizing filter allows for a continuous adjustment of the image brightness. This is very helpful to level strong differences in contrast of different observation objects individually. Particularly for lunar and planetary observations but also for solar observations this filter prevents an outshining of details.Solar observations ONLY together with an adequate solar filter !!! Particularly when a Herschel wedge is used and with large objective lens apertures the use of the variable polarizing filter can reduce the brightness of the observation object to a confortable level. The large adjustment range of 40% to 1% light transmission and the neutral grey filter effect create a comfortable and unadulterated image.The handling is very simple. The desired filtering level is set by turning the two sides of the housing against each other.A 2.0" filter thread on both sides (female/male) allow for the simultaneous use of additional colour filters.FEATURESvariable polarizing filterindividually adjustable image brightnessmade from high-quality optical glassblack anodized aluminium housing2.0" filter thread on both sidesSCOPE OF DELIVERYpolarizing filterprotective box

£57.00* £74.00* (22.97% saved)

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Vixen AP-Z azimuthal Mount with Slip Clutch
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 SX2WL A105M II Telescope Set
SX2WL A105M II complete telescope set with mount, tripod and eyepieces This high-quality refractor telescope set impresses with its 105 mm achromatic optics. You will be amazed when you use it to observe the surface of the moon with its craters or Saturn with its ring system. The long focal ratio of F9.5 ensures only slight colour shifts and good contrast. The telescope is manufactured in Japan and impresses with its excellent workmanship. The optics are therefore highly recommended for beginners and advanced users who value high quality and do not want plastic in the processing, because the telescope is made entirely of metal. The large focuser, which is also used on the large SD refractors, allows even heavy cameras to be attached without tilting. The supplied flip mirror allows convenient observation even in unfavourable viewing situations and also offers a T2 thread for connecting a DSLR camera. You will be amazed at what you can see in the sky with an aperture of 105 mm. For example, you can observe the rings of the planet Saturn wonderfully with it. On a good night, the two bright cloud bands and many smaller details, such as the large red spot on the planet, are also visible on Jupiter. On moonless nights, you can observe the Andromeda Nebula, Orion Nebula, Eagle Nebula, Lagoon Nebula and many other interesting objects. Furthermore, fainter celestial objects also become visible with this aperture. Depending on the darkness of the sky, the globular star cluster M13 can even be resolved into individual stars. The sturdy metal tripod allows the telescope and mount to be mounted without vibration, 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 detailPrecision stepper motors and micro-step motion control systemAt 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 bearingsThe 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 gearsHigh-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 counterweightThe 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 adjustmentThe 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 detailThe 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 monitorThe power consumption of the mount is reduced by up to 20%, allowing longer observations than with conventionalwired controllers such as the STAR BOOK TEN.Operation similar to the STAR BOOK TEN control unitThe 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 retainedConvenient operationWhen 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 includedIn 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 alignmentBy 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 optionsAs 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 bookTechnical informationCPU with 32-bit CISC processor 120 MHzThe unit is connected to the mount via a D-SUB 9PIN connector as with the Starbook 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・FEATURESTelescope A80MfObjective lenses: 105 mm, achromat, coatedFocal length: 1000 mm (f/9.5)Resolution and limiting magnitude: 1.1 arc seconds; 11.9Light gathering capacity: 225xDimensions and weight: (OD) 115 mm x (L) 1110 mm; 4.8 kgViewfinder telescope: 6x24 mmAdapter and connections: 60 mm thread; 31.7 mm connectionSupplied accessories: 31.7 mm star diagonal, NPL20 mm and NPL6.0 mm eyepiecesPhotography: primary focus and eyepiece projectionSturdy metal focuserSX2WL mountRA Gear rim: 180 teethDEC gear rim: 180 teethBearing: Carbon steel / Decl. 35 mm, RA 40 mm thicknessFine height adjustment: 0° to 70°, (fine adjustment +/- 15°, height)Counterweight rod: 20 mm diameterAzimuth adjustment: Fine worm adjustmentPower supply: DC12 V; 0.4~1.7 AMaximum load: 12 kg, photographic, without counterweightCounterweight: 1x 1.9 kgTripod connection: 45 mm spigotDimensions: 36 cm (H) x 12 cm (W) x 36 cm (L)Weight: 7 kg, without counterweight32-bit CISC processor 120 MHzOperating system: Android 6 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higherConnection: D-SUB 9PIN plugAutoguider input ST4Power consumption SXD2WL+Wireless unit: DC12V / 0.3-2.0 A (load 10 kg), 0.4-2.2 A (load 15 kg)SCOPE OF DELIVERYSX2WL mountWireless UnitCounterweight: 1.9 kgMounting toolCigarette lighter cableA105M II refracting telescope31.7 mm zenith prism2 eyepieces: NPL20mm and NPL6.0mmTube ringsDovetail mount6x24 mm finder scopeSXG aluminum tripodSXG pier extension

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