Vixen Skypod GoTo Altazimuth Telescope Mount with Tripod


* Sturdy altazimuth telescope GoTo mount from Vixen
* Includes integrated Starbook S controller which can be removed for cabled remote control
* Telescope connects via narrow Vixen-style dovetail saddle plate
* Mount motion linked to Starbook S controller
* Capable of supportign telescopes up to 15 lbs.

The Skypod is a unique portable altazimuth computer controlled GoTo mount that evolved from the very successful Vixen Sphinx mount. The Skypod incorporates a compact computer controlled Alt-Az system that automatically slews the telescope from one object to another. This new and portable GoTo travel mount uses the modified Star Book S hand controller that offers the same practical user concept of the Sphinx controller. A display shows you a map of the sky so that you always know where you are. Navigate by object name or use the starchart to plan your observing session. The 22,000 plus object, upgradeable data base, provides an endless variety of objects to view. The controller is integrated into the mount. You can take it off for remote control, but you can always put it back for safe storage and transport. This means that for transport you can avoid all the separate small parts that are otherwise easily lost. Because the Skypod is based on Vixen's flexible mounting system, a wide variety of telescopes will easily and quickly attach to this mount. kypod provides good portability combined with ease of use and versatility.
This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 22 May, 2011.

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