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Finally world-class Vixen mount is in India.  

 

Modern Telescopes is the largest astronomical store in India, proud to introduce Vixen AXJ equatorial goto mount in India. Modern Telescopes is the authorized distributor of Vixen and is proud to announce made in Japan Vixen AXJ equatorial mount. 

 

The AXJ Mount features superior performance and ease of use while achieving sturdiness. This mount is the dream of every astrophotographer as a comfortable and secure imaging platform. 

 

Ultimate Periodic Error Correction - VPEC offers +/- 4 arc seconds tracking accuracy. 

 

Belt drive method eliminates backlash and makes the motor noise quieter.

 

14 Bearings for smooth motion.

 

Fork arms style R.A. body pedestal combined with sturdiness and lightweight.

 

Polar alignment scope with ease of use.

 

Versatile mount head for attaching a different optical tube.

 

Loading capacity of 22 Kg.

 

STAR BOOK TEN star chart go-to navigation controller.

 

A fusion of superior performance and ease of use

 

Advanced motor layout to eliminate excess weight.

 

Retractable counterweight bar.

 

  • Ultimate Periodic Error Correction - VPEC offers +/- 4 arc seconds tracking accuracy.

    The VPEC stands for Vixen's Permanent Periodic Error Correction. The periodic motion of each mount measured and corrected are stored in the nonvolatile memory inside the Mount at Vixen's factory before shipment. In the AXJ Mount, the periodic motions at 12 points are checked on the worm wheel at an angle of 30 degrees intervals by using a high resolution periodic motion measuring tool. The most effective correction has been calculated based on this inspection. The VPEC works automatically as you use the AXJ Mount. It provides precise tracking as accurate as +/- 4 arc seconds or less.

 

In the conventional drive system of the Vixen equatorial mounts, motion power of the motor was conveyed to the worm gear by the gear trains. The gear trains require a minimum amount of play to move the gears and the amount of play increases as the number of gears increase. To avoid this, transmission of the motion power has been changed from the gears to a belt system. As a result, backlash originated from the gear train has been eliminated and the gear noise has been reduced dramatically. Quiet and stable motion with reliable response has been achieved.

 

The rotational parts of the AXJ Mount have 15 pieces of bearings in total. This provides extremely smooth motion for tracking and slewing to the target objects.

 

The R.A. body of the AXJ Mount is installed on the pedestal with two fork arms. Its design is lightweight while keeping the sturdiness

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Polar alignment scope with ease of use.

 

The Polar Scope is used to accurately align the AXJ Mount to the north or south celestial pole. The polar alignment is easy, as you simply bring Polaris and two other stars into the polar scope's field of view so that each can be matched with the designated position on the scale on the polar scope's reticle (in the northern hemisphere). The brightness adjustment dial of the polar scope will illuminate the reticle in red when turned on. The brightness can be adjusted in 8 steps. The red light becomes gradually dimmer after a certain interval of time and turns off automatically.

 

  • Loading capacity of 22 Kg.

    The use of two pairs of the bearings at both ends of the R.A. axis and the distance of the both ends is wide in breadth. This helps to increase loading capacity while maintaining the lightweight mount. The AXJ Mount carries a maximum loading weight of 22Kg.

 

STAR BOOK TEN star chart go-to navigation controller.

 

  • The AXJ Mount comes with the STAR BOOK TEN which features an intuitive ‘Star-Chart Go-To’ system with a high definition color LCD display. The position of the telescope, the target and other useful information are displayed on the screen in detail. The night vision mode illuminates the whole screen in red, if applied, and will limit the brightness to the observer’s eyes.

  • A fusion of superior performance and ease of use.

    Not only avid amateur astronomers who are keen on astrophotography but also novices will appreciate the high performance of the AXJ Mount thanks to the versatile and user-friendly STAR BOOK TEN controller.

 

Advanced motor layout to eliminate excess weight.

 

Not only avid amateur astronomers who are keen on astrophotography but also novices will appreciate the high performance of the AXJ Mount thanks to the versatile and user-friendly STAR BOOK TEN controller.

 

 

Vixen AXJ equatorial mount

₹423,000.00Price
Sales Tax Included
  • AXJ equatorial mount

    • R.A slow motion

      Worm and wheel gears with 225-tooth whole circle micro movement, 114.5mm in diameter, made of brass

    • Dec slow motion

      Worm and wheel gears with 192-tooth whole circle micro movement, 98mm in diameter, made of brass

    • Worm shaft gerar

      15.5mm in diameter, made of brass

    • R.A axis

      40mm in diameter, made of carbon steel

    • Dec. axis

      40mm in diameter, made of carbon steel

    • Number of bearings

      14 pieces

    • Counterweight bar

      25mm in diameter, retractable

    • Polar axis scope

      Built-in 6X20mm finder scope, 8 degrees field of view, automatic turn off reticle illuminator, 3 arc minutes or less setting accuracy, Brightness adjustable in 8 steps, Battery: CR2032 (supplied for checking purpose), 3 stars alignment (Polaris, delta UMI and 51 Cep in the northern hemisphere, Octantis stars in the southern hemisphere) with precession correction until the year 2040.

    • Azimuth adjustment

      Fine adjustment with two tangent screws about 1.7 degree per rotation, Fine adjustable range about +/- 5 degrees

    • Altitude adjustment

      Latitude adjustable between 0 degree and 70 degrees (devided in 3 zones for high, middle and low latitude and adjustable +/- 15 degrees per zone), altitude scale in 5 degrees increments, Fine adjustment with two T-bar screw bolts about 0.7 degrees per rotation

    • Motor drive

      Pulse motors (Belt drive system), Micro-step motion control (300 pps)

    • Automatic slewing/tracking

      Automatic go-to slewing and high precision tracking with STAR BOOK TEN, 800× of sidereal rate at maximum slewing speed

    • Photographic loading weight

      22 kg (Maximum torque load: 550 kg/cm at a point of 25cm from the place where the R.A and Dec axes cross.

    • Controller port

      D-sub9pin male connector

    • Power port, Electricity consumption

      DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Calss4 (center plus), Electricity consumption between 0.45A and 2.5A

    • Dimensions

      420mm x 466mm x 138mm

    • Weight

      17.4 kg, without counterweights

    • Optional accessories sold separately

      AXD-TR102 aluminum tripod, AXD half pillar, AXD-P85DX metal pillar

    Star Book TEN controller

    • CPU

      32 bit RISC processor 324MHz SH7764

    • Display

      5-inch TFT color LCD, WVGA(800x480=384,000 pixels), 65,536 colors, with adjustable backlighting

    • Power port

      DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class 4, Center plus

    • Autoguider port

      6-pole 6-wired modular jack

    • LAN connecting port

      10BASE-T

    • Mount port

      D-sub9pin male connector

    • Expansion slot

      For Advance Unit sold separately

    • On-sreen R.A./Dec. display

      1 arc second / 1 minute

    • Power source

      DC12V (supplied from the mount side)

    • Battery for backup memory

      CR2032

    • Electricity consumption

      12V 0.5A(stand-alone use)

    • Working temperature

      0 degree to 40 degrees Centigrade

    • Dimensions

      169mm x 154mm x 30mm

    • Weight

      380g (without battery and without cable)

    • Celestial object database

      272,342 (SAO:258,997, NGC:7,840, IC:5,386, Messier:109*, 7 planets, q quasi-planet, the Moon and the Sun) *In the database, M91 and M102 are listed as NGC4548 and NGC5866 respectively.

    • Menus and major functions

      Automatic Go-To slewing, Sidereal tracking and different tracking speeds for the Sun, the Moon, planets comets and artificial satellites, Moon map, Backlash compensation, V-PEC, P-PEC, Extrnal autoguider connection, Vight vision mode, Available in 6 languages (Japanese/English/French/German/Italy/Spanish), Screen brightness control, Hibernate mode, LAN connecting update and more.