About the VX Mount
The computerised Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. Youll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.
Optical Design Refractor
Aperture (mm) 150 mm (5.91 in)
Focal Length (mm) 1200 mm (47 in)
Focal Ratio 8
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification 1 60 x
Optical Tube Aluminum
Fastar Compatible No
Tripod Adjustable, Stainless Steel
Tripod Legs 2"
Weight (lbs) 71 lbs (32 kg)
Power Supply Car battery adapter
Highest Useful Magnification 354 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 21 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Resolution (Dawes) 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 459 x
EQ Mount Weight 17 lbs (7.71 kg)
Counterweights 2 x 11 lbs
Motor Drive Low cog DC Servo motors with encoders, both axes
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds, 4 deg/sec maximum
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures 2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Communication Ports 2x AUX ports, Autoguider port, RS-232 port (on hand control)
Computer Hand Control Double line, 16 character Liquid Crystal Display; 19 fiber optic backlit LED buttons
Database 40,000+ objects, 100 user defined programmable objects. Enhanced information on over 200 objects
Power Requirements 12V DC 3.5A (tip positive)
Internal Clock Yes
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory
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