Vixen AXD2 Goto mount with AX103S apochromat and pier

Product code: X000113
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Product information

  • AXD2 Goto mount with AX103S apochromatic telescope
  • Professional telescope kit with pier
  • Mount with 30 kg load capacity (photographic)
  • Modern STARBOOK TEN controller with autoguider input
  • More than 270,000 pre-installed celestial objects
  • AX103S full apochromat for full-frame photography, with flattener
  • Illuminated polar finder with direct star alignment
  • Large P85DX observatory pier
  • Tracking accuracy of +/- 2.8 arc seconds
  • Total weight: 64.6 kg

AXD2 GoTo mount with AX103S telescope set

The AXD2 mount comes with the new STARBOOK TEN controller and the PFL polar viewfinder, which allows you to configure the mount quickly and easily via reference stars.

This telescope set has everything that you need for hobby astronomy.
It includes a telescope, a mount with automatic tracking and a sturdy tripod.
Featuring the STARBOOK TEN control system, the telescope locates celestial objects automatically so that you don't need to search for them manually.
Even if you're not an expert, you can still give your friends
an exciting tour through the night sky!

  • The AXD2 mount in detail:
  • Robust construction and lightweight housing with 30 kg load capacity (photographic)

The A7075 superalloy, the strongest aluminium alloy, is used for the R.A. and DEC axes. The stability of the A7075 superalloy is stronger than titanium, which is known for its strength as a lightweight material. Its thickness is 38% less than titanium. Using the A7075 superalloy for the axes ensures that the AXD mount is both lightweight and stable.

  • 21 bearings

The rotating parts of the AXD mount have a total of 21 bearings. These ensure uniform motion in order to swivel the telescope and track objects.

  • Stepper motors

Vixen uses precise stepper motors for the mount in order to ensure optimal performance. The motors are controlled via a micro-step motion control system, which eliminates the disadvantage of stepper motors with large steps. The system generates 400 impulses per second at a high speed. This results in very quiet scanning with no vibrations. The stepper motors on the AXD mount have sufficient torques. This is most significant when working at high magnifications and photographing with a CCD camera with small pixel sizes.

  • Worm gears

The sizes of the worm gears were increased in the latest Atlux version. The AXD mount has 270 teeth in the R.A. axis and 216 teeth in the DC axis. Both axes are 50 mm in diameter. This ensures that the mount operates with precision and stability.

  • Low backlash

The Vixen micro-step motion control system ensures that the stepper motors run uniformly at low and high speeds. This eliminates the need for reduction gears in the motor and therefore reduces the backlash in the gears.

  • Elegant design

The flat sides of the mount were designed based on previous generations of the New Atlux range. The white and silver housing provides a modern and elegant exterior with high functionality.
The AXD is the flagship model in the Vixen mount range.

  • Original motor layout

The solid R.A. and DEC motor units are arranged in the lower part of the mount. This means that they automatically act as a counterweight. As a result, you require far fewer weights on the counterweight bar. On small devices, no counterweight is required. The counterweight bar can be slid fully into the housing.

  • Polar finder scope

The AXD mount is equipped with a 6x20 polar finder as standard. The polar finder features an integrated scale, which provides a quick and easy way to polar align the telescope in the northern hemisphere.
For observations in southern latitudes, the polar finder features an image of the Octans constellation, which can be aligned with the night sky.

  • VPEC periodic error correction

Periodic errors on mounts are usually measured and corrected by the user. Unlike the old StarBook controller, the STAR BOOK TEN controller saves these errors permanently. The periodic error of the mount is measured in the factory and corrected before delivery. This is known as VPEC and functions automatically as soon as you use the mount.
It delivers an accuracy of +/- 2.8 arc seconds. You can increase the tracking accuracy further by saving your own recorded periodic errors.

  • The AX 103S in detail:


The AX103S is a top-of-the-range ED apochromat in the refractor series.

It was developed for photography, including full-frame cameras, and illuminates a 44 mm frame.

It features a triplet ED lens and a rear-mounted field flattener lens.
The f8.0 refractor contains a central ED lens in the objective and reduces chromatic aberration to an absolute minimum.
An optional focal reducer can reduce the aperture ratio to 1:5.6 in order to provide quicker results for astrophotographers.
The built-in field flattener lens provides a sharp image across the entire field of view - an essential requirements in astrophotography.
The 60 mm ring on the focuser allows you to attach a 2'' eyepiece and a camera adapter.
The AX103S is specially designed for photography, but also offers stunning visual performance, especially for observing the moon and the planets.
This telescope is guaranteed to provide a lifetime of outstanding performance!

FEATURES

  • AXD2 GoTo mount with AX103S telescope
  • Professional telescope kit
  • Tracking accuracy of +/- 2.8 arc seconds
  • Mount with 30 kg load capacity (photographic)
  • Modern STARBOOK TEN controller with autoguider input
  • AXD 103S apochromat for full frame photography
  • Illuminated polar finder with direct star alignment
  • Sturdy, vibration-resistant P85DX observatory pier
  • Total weight: 64.6 kg

DELIVERY CONTENT

  • TR102 tripod
  • AX103S apochromat
  • AXD2 GoTo mount
  • AXG half-pier
  • 2 counterweights (1.5 kg and 7.0 kg)
  • 7x50 finder scope
  • Folding mirror
  • Carry handle

Technical Data

FIELD OF APPLICATION
Field of application
  • Deep Sky Observation
  • Deep Sky Photography
  • Lunar observation
  • Planetary observation
  • Lunar photography
  • Planetary photography
FOCUS GROUP
Focus Group
  • Advanced Amateurs
  • Specialists and Research
  • Visual enthusiasts
PRODUCT FAMILY
Product Family Refractor telescope
OPTICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ED glass
Primary mirror diam. 103 mm
Focal length 890 mm
Aperture ratio 8
Angular resolution 1.13 arc seconds
Visual limiting magnitude (approx., mag) 11.8
Colour of coating blue
GENERAL TECHNICAL DATA
Polefinder scope as standard; illuminated
Fine movements Electric (RA and DEC)
Material tripod3 Steel

Product Info

PREORDER 2 weeks
Brand Vixen
Product Code X000113
Delivery Weight Package
68kg