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Vixen SX2-R200SS Newtonian Reflector Telescope

$5,049.95

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ÔĽŅPlease note, this is a special order item. Vixen R200SS The remarkably fast 200mm (8") f/4 parabolic primary mirror of the Vixen R200SS Newtonian reflector gives extremely sharp images with no chromatic... Read more

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ÔĽŅPlease note, this is a special order item.

Vixen R200SS

The remarkably fast 200mm (8") f/4 parabolic primary mirror of the Vixen R200SS Newtonian reflector gives extremely sharp images with no chromatic aberration. The use of state-of-the-art coating technology yields the ideal surface for its f/4 primary mirror. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument.

The telescope's large aperture and compact body make it ideally suited for astrophotography of nebulae, star clusters and comets.

 

Aluminium vacuum coating system:

Vixen has developed a unique aluminium vacuum coating system which creates extremely precise mirror surfaces. This revolutionary system allows the controlled coating of the primary mirror and so achieves a very high degree of accuracy. This coating is used with both the VC200L, as well as the R200SS.

 

The SX2 mount continues the tradition of the legendary Vixen Sphinx range of mounts: it can be combined with various optics, is expandable according to your needs, and has an ergonomic design for easy handling.Additionally the SX2 Sphinx mount can be set up in just a few minutes and can also be easily transported. This makes them interesting for beginners and experienced amateur astronomers alike.

At the heart of the SX2 are the precision stepper motors, ensuring better performance and response than the previous versions. The micro-step motion control system has powerful and yet very quiet drive properties for both tracking and high-speed pans. Smooth running is taken care of by four ball bearings in the worm shafts of the right ascension and declination axes, along with the needle bearing in the the declination clamp unit. While other mounts in this class reminds you of a circular saw, the SX2 purrs like a cat.

The motor units are mounted on the opposite side to the telescope optics and thereby act as counterweights. You will be surprised how little counterweight you have to drag through the countryside in order to to balance the mount. For transportation, you can easily slide the counterweight shaft into the body of the mount.

The mount is supplied with a cigarette lighter connection, so you can drive the mount directly with your car battery, a power tank or a mains adapter with the appropriate plug.

The SX2 is certainly not the cheapest mount in its class, but with the SX2 you get excellent mechanics of very high quality from the Japanese manufacturer Vixen. You will get years of enjoyment from it!

 

The Star Book One is a versatile yet easy-to-use control, which allows tracking in the R.A. and Dec axes with variable speeds. Among the tracking options available are not only the important sidereal tracking, but also speeds for time-lapse recordings and lunar and solar observations. In addition, the control system offers many useful functions, such as backlash compensation, autoguider port, PEC, and a built-in red LED light.

The Star Book One control is intended for, among others, the Vixen Advanced Polaris and SX2 mounts, and is an integral part of the Advanced Polaris R.A. motor module. Please note: if the Advanced Polaris mount is also to be motorised on the declination axis, then the declination motor module is additionally required. In contrast, all motors are already already installed in the SX2 mount.

The motorisation of the right ascension axis is sufficient for tracking the mount during observations or photography. The tracking of the right ascension axis ensures that the movement of the celestial sphere is compensated for.

  • Dimension of the Star Book One: 13.7 x 6.5 x 2.1cm
  • Weight: 110g
  • CPU: 32-bit CISC Processor.

Most important features at a glance:

  • The four arrow buttons on the Star Book One directly control the motors.
  • The two-line LCD display has an adjustable red background for night-time observation, so that you will not be dazzled and lose your eyes‚Äô dark adaption.
  • The menu language is English.
  • A variety of tracking speeds are available, in particular the direction of rotation can be changed depending on the hemisphere.
  • In order to home in on celestial objects there are four different speeds for you to choose from.
  • The backlash compensation ensures that the control is more responsive if the motion direction is changed. This is very welcome when trying to center a celestial object in the eyepiece at high magnification.
  • The Star Book One can be used for autoguiding.
  • PEC Control: The tracking compensates for the inevitable errors that inevitably occur in each gear. This periodic error correction is important for images requiring long exposure times.

Vixen: Vixen warranties its products to be free from initial defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period based on part type:

Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty  

Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited Two Year Warranty  

These warranties do not cover defects caused by owner negligence. If a product has a qualifying defect, Vixen will repair or replace such product or part thereof that upon inspection by Vixen or an authorized representative is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Vixen to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned together with proof‚Äźof‚Äźpurchase and product registration satisfactory to Vixen.

Warranty

At Stargazing Telescopes we are dedicated to making sure our customers receive the highest quality products. If for any reason you would like your purchase repaired or replaced, all you have to do is call us at 540 253 3466 or email us at info@stargazingtelescopes.com and we will advise you on how to proceed.

Warranties will not be valid for products that have been misused or tampered with by the customer, and each manufacturer retains the right to inspect the product to determine whether it is covered by their warranty. If an item needs to be repaired or replaced, the customer is responsible for shipping costs unless otherwise stated.

Please note, you must have proof of purchase (copy of your receipt) in order for the warranty to be valid.

Vixen: Please contact info@stargazingtelescopes.com for delivery times. Please note that import duties may be applied for special order items.

We provide free shipping on all orders over $150 within continental USA!

Order Confirmation:

You will receive an e-mail to confirm that your order has been placed. At this point your chosen payment method has been pre-authorized for your purchase.

We will confirm with the supplier that your item(s) are in stock and available for shipment. If your item(s) are in stock we will process payment and ship your order within five business days.

If your order is on back-order we will provide an estimated lead time. If you are happy to wait for the item, we will process payment to secure your order and ship your order as soon as it is available. If you do not wish to wait, we will void the pre-authorization and cancel your order.

If your item is out of stock or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. 

Order Shipment & Delivery:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your pre-authorized payment method, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order unless otherwise stated.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at orders@stargazingtelescopes.com. 

Delivery times will vary based on your location and shipping method that our vendors use. Within mainland USA, Economy shipping generally takes five to eight business days to arrive, and Standard shipping takes approximately three to four business days. 

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery.  If your item(s) do arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@stargazingtelescopes.com and we will contact the manufacturer on your behalf.

Vixen: 30 Day Return Policy. Vixen Special-Order Items have a no-return policy for ANY reason, other than warranty repair or replacement. A warranty claim will not be refunded.

We aim to make returns as easy as possible at Stargazing Telescopes. You may return your purchase within the allotted time frame that each manufacturer allows.

You will be responsible for the return shipping charges as well as a 20% restocking fee (20% of the price of product).

To request a return please email returns@stargazingtelescopes.com and include your name, order number and date of purchase. We will also require proof of purchase, which is a copy of the receipt.

Returns must be authorized before being sent. We will contact the manufacturer on your behalf and issue you a RMA number which is mandatory for returns.

To be eligible for a return, your item must:

  • be unused and in the same condition that you received it.
  • be undamaged and in the original packaging.

Products not eligible for return:

  • Products that have been used or tampered with
  • Products not in resalable condition
  • Custom orders
  • Products not in original packaging
  • Products that do not have an RMA number

The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and must use the shipping method as specified by Stargazing Telescopes to ensure the item is not damaged in transit and is tracked and sent safely. Refunds will be processed within 14 working days from the point we have received your return.

Before your refund is approved, the manufacturer will inspect and process the items which can take up to seven business days. Return shipping charges and re-stocking fees are non-refundable. Shipping charges and factory re-stocking fees will be deducted from the total refund amount. You will receive a confirmation email when your return has been processed. Refunds will be credited to the original payment method and can take up to 72 hours to reflect on your statement.

Cancellations:

You may cancel your order any time before your item(s) have shipped. If your items are in-stock / back-ordered there is a $20 cancellation fee applicable before your items have shipped.

If your order has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for return shipping charges (see Return Policy above for detail). Refunds will only be issued to the original payment method that was used when placing your order.

Damages:

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when it arrives, if you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@stargazingtelescopes.com and we will contact the manufacturer on your behalf.

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Vixen SX2-R200SS Newtonian Reflector Telescope

$5,049.95