[ EQUATORIAL MOUNTS ]



The following four types of the equatorial mount are available from Vixen Optical

"GP-E" Type

The price of this type is lowered by eliminating the polar axis scope, R.A. and Decl. graduation rings. But, the simple polar alignment can be made with the altitude graduation and polar axis hole. It comes standard with R.A. and Decl. slow-motion control knobs. Optional encoders and "Stellar Guide" are usable.

"GP" Type

This is a real equatorial mount equipped with a polar axis scope which makes it easy to achieve the polar alignment. By using an optional motor drive on this mount, you can track celestial objects automatically. It is most suitable for a long time observation or photography. Optional encoders and "Stellar Guide" are usable.

"GP-DX" Type

This is a real equatorial mount designed solidly for maniacs. It is most suitable for photography. Optional encoders and "Stellar Guide" are usable.

"NEW ATLUX" Type

This is a heavy-duty equatorial mount designed to load large aperture telescopes, such as Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain 280mm optical tube. It has the buit-in R.A. and Decl. motors, and is controlled by the computerized controller SKYSENSOR 2000-PC.

TYPE OF MOUNT GP-E GP GP-DX NEW ATLUX
R. A.
MICRO-MOVEMENT AXIS
Whole Circle Movement
144-Tooth Worm Gears
Whole Circle Movement
144-Tooth Worm Gears
Whole Circle Movement
144-Tooth Worm Gears
Whole Circle Movement
180-Tooth Worm Gears
DECL.
MICRO-MOVEMENT AXIS
Whole Circle Movement
144-Tooth Worm Gears
Whole Circle Movement
144-Tooth Worm Gears
Whole Circle Movement
144-Tooth Worm Gears
Whole Circle Movement
180-Tooth Worm Gears
R. A. & DECL.
GRADUATIONS
Optional Supplied - R. A. Graduation: 10'
increment, Decl. graduation: 2
increment
Supplied - R. A. Graduation: 10'
increment, Decl. graduation: 2
increment
R.A. display : 1' increment
Decl. display : 0.1 increment
POLAR ALIGNMENT
GRADUATIONS
Optional Supplied Supplied Supplied
POLAR AXIS SCOPE
(USABLE IN NORTHERN
AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES)
Optional Supplied -6x20mm 8 detachable,
with illuminator, 3' polar alighment
accuracy possible
Supplied -6x20mm 8 detachable,
with illuminator, 3' polar alignment
accuracy possible
Supplied -6x20mm 8
,with illuminator
AZIMUTH FINE ADJUSTMENT Adjustment Knobs Adjustment Knobs Adjustment Knobs Adjustment Knobs
POLAR AXIS ALTITUDE
ADJUSTMENT
0 to 62
Adjustament Knobs
0 to 62
Adjustament Knobs
0 to 62
Adjustament Knobs
0 to 70
Adjustament Knobs
MOTOR DRIVE Optional (R. A. & Decl.
motors usable)
Optional (R. A. & Decl.
motors usable)
Optional (R. A. & Decl.
motors usable)
Supplied - R. A. & Decl.. built-in
DC motors, Skysensor 2000-PC
controller
BUBBLE LEVEL Supplied Supplied Supplied Supplied
MAXIMUM
LOADING WEIGHT
Approx. 7kg Approx. 7kg Approx. 10kg Approx. 22kg
SKYSENSOR Optional Optional Optional Supplied - Skysensor 2000-PC
ENCORDERS & STELLAR GUIDE Optional Optional Optional Not usable

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[ ATLUX equatorial mount ]


"NEW ATLUX" Equatorial Mount, provided with SKYSENSOR 2000-PC, has greatly useful functions and is extremely helpful for your astronomical observation and astrophotography!

13,942 celestial objects are stored in the memory.

By the newest precision casting technique, it is made lighter in weight than the old Atlux mount by 15% without reducing its strength.

Right ascension and declination are displayed digitally.

A new rotary-contact internal wiring system is adopted to simplify external cord connection.

Celestial objects can be located automatically at the speed of 500~ sidereal rate.

PEC(periodic error correction) function is availiable to improve the tracking accuracy.

Being designed for portability, it is easy to handle and store.

Polar Axis scope---6~20mm, 8,with a reticle for the northern and southern hemispheres, and an adjustable illuminator.


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MODEL
3666
NEW ATLUX 120S-MC
with TRIPOD
3669
NEW ATLUX 120S-MC-P
with PILLAR
3667
NEW ATLUX SC280L-MC

with TRIPOD
3669
NEW ATLUX SC280L-MC-P
with PILLAR

OPTICAL

TUBE

OBJECTIVE/
PRIMARY MIRROR
D=120mm F=800mm(F6.7)
2-Group 4-Element Achromatic
Fully-coated
D=280mm F=2800mm(F10) Schmidt-Cassegrain
RESOLVING POWER
MAX. VISIBLE MAGNITUDE
0.97"
12.2
0.4 "
14.5
LIGHT GATHERING POWER 294x 1600x
SIZES
WEIGHT
(L)1102mmx (OD)140mm
5.3kg
(L)597mm x (OD)318mm
12.3kg
FINDERSCOPE 7x50mm(6.8) 7x50mm(5.3),with illuminator
VISUAL BACK 31.7mm, 36.4mm, 43mm, 31.7mm, 36.4mm, 43mm, 50.8mm
MOUNT NEW ATLUX Equatorial Mount with SKYSENSOR 2000-PC NEW ATLUX Equatorial Mount with SKYSENSOR 2000-PC
EYEPIECE LV20mm(40x 75 ')-31.7mm LV25mm(112x, 26.7 ')-31.7mm
COUNTERWEIGHT 5.6kg x 2pieces 5.6kg x 2pieces
TRIPOD Duralumin Tripod JP-A100
(adjustable 70cm to 90cm long
)
Pillar 64cm long Duralumin Tripod JP-A100
(adjustable 70cm to 90cm long
)
Pillar 64cm long
OTHER ACCESSORIES Diagonal Mirror (31.7mm) Diagonal Mirror (31.7mm)
PHOTOGRAPHY Telescopic and Direct Telescopic and Direct
TOTAL WEIGHT 43kg 45kg 50kg 52kg

[ optional accessories ]


This is to install guiding scopes, tube rings of SP or GP telescopes, etc. on the NEW ATLUX


 For attaching the tube rings of SP or GP telescopes onto the NEW ATLUX mount.

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