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VIXEN STAR BOOK TEN Controller Telescope Computer Controller

VIXEN STAR BOOK TEN Controller Telescope Computer Controller

$1,575.00
stock due: 25/03/2024 ETA: 25/03/2024
(from time of order)
stock due: 25/03/2024 ETA: 25/03/2024
(from time of order)
stock due: 25/03/2024 ETA: 25/03/2024
(from time of order)
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STAR BOOK TEN controller is available for the SX2, SXD2, SXP and AXD Mounts. Various functions and renewed interface, this is the revolutionary star chart go-to navigation controller.

Brand: Vixen   |    Code: VX36954
APN: 4955295369546   |    Supplier Code: 36954 Supplier Description: STAR BOOK TEN Controller

High Definition Color LCD

The side 5-inch TFT color LCD of the STAR BOOK TEN displays stars and constellations of the night sky similar to those seen in a planetarium.Its high definition screen (High resolution of 800 x 480 dots, Multicolor display panel of approximately 65,000 colors) shows you vivid images of stars.The night vision feature illuminates the whole screen in red, if applied, and will limit the brightness to the observer's eyes.

Expansion slot

STAR BOOK TEN includes an expansion slot. It allows you to retrofit an optional Advance Unit which functions as an autoguider. The Advance Unit allows you to capture a guide star on the screen by using an optional Vixen CCD video camera (or other cimmersially available CCD video cameras of similar specifications). You will be able to display the guide star and the star chart side by side on the screen.* Existing external auto guider can be used without the Advance Unit.

Accurate tracking

In machines with complicated gear combinations like the equatorial drive, it is inevitable that backlash occurs. STAR BOOK TEN corrects and suppresses backlash by precise control.In addition, Periodic error corrections you have done to improve tracking accuracy of the mount are saved and retained if you turn off the power. The P-PEC data can be called up next time you use the mount for astrophotography. It is available for SXP and AXD only.

Equipped with LAN connection port which can be connected to PC

STAR BOOK TEN is equipped with a LAN connecting port for external device connection and can be connected with a PC running Windows OS. With this, it is possible to upgrade the program version or add comet data.

Convenient numeric keys

STAR BOOK TEN assigns frequently used commands to numeric keys, so you can select the desired menu with one push. Furthermore, it is also possible to select the Bayer designation of a star belonging to a constellation.

Celestial Objects Database

The STAR BOOK TEN contains more than 272,000 celestial objects including approximately 260,000 stars from the SAO catalogue, 109 Messier objects, 7,840 NGC objects and 5,380 IC objects as well as the sun, moon, and planets.

Possible to limit the type of the stars displayed

You can set what is displayed on the star chart. It is possible to customize the display by limiting the type, name and magnitude of the deep sky objects to be displayed. This allows you to limit the number of stars displayed on the star chart so that you can prevent the screen from being full of luminous stars.

Display auto guide screen and star chart at the same time

You can display the star image captured by the auto guide camera simultaneously with the star chart. ※ Option such as advance unit, sold separately is required.

CPU 32bit RISC Processor 324MHz SH7764
Display 5-inch TFT, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 65,536 colors, with backlight
Power Connecting Port DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4
Autoguider Port 6-pole 6-wired modular jack(For external Autoguider)
Controller Cable Connection Port D-SUB9PIN male plug
LAN Port 10BASE-T
Power Supply DC12V(Supplied from the mount side.)
Built-in Clock Battery CR2032 x 1
Electricity Consumption 12V 0.5A (Stand alone use)
Dimensions 169mmL x 154mmW x 30mmH
Weight 380g (13.4 oz) (Excluding the built-in battery, cable and optional Advance Unit.)
Usable mount SX2, SXD2, SXP and AXD Mount
Other specifications LAN connecting update, Operating temperature 0 to 40 degrees
Applicable OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8*Not applicable to MacOS, Linux and Unix
Controller compatibility STAR BOOK ONE and STAR BOOK TEN are not compatible with STAR BOOK and STAR BOOK Type-S.
If STAR BOOK ONE or STAR BOOK TEN is connected to the equatorial mount corresponding to STAR BOOK or STAR BOOK Type-S, and vice versa, the product may be damaged, so please stop it.

FEATURES

High Definition Color LCD

The side 5-inch TFT color LCD of the STAR BOOK TEN displays stars and constellations of the night sky similar to those seen in a planetarium.Its high definition screen (High resolution of 800 x 480 dots, Multicolor display panel of approximately 65,000 colors) shows you vivid images of stars.The night vision feature illuminates the whole screen in red, if applied, and will limit the brightness to the observer's eyes.

Expansion slot

STAR BOOK TEN includes an expansion slot. It allows you to retrofit an optional Advance Unit which functions as an autoguider. The Advance Unit allows you to capture a guide star on the screen by using an optional Vixen CCD video camera (or other cimmersially available CCD video cameras of similar specifications). You will be able to display the guide star and the star chart side by side on the screen.* Existing external auto guider can be used without the Advance Unit.

Accurate tracking

In machines with complicated gear combinations like the equatorial drive, it is inevitable that backlash occurs. STAR BOOK TEN corrects and suppresses backlash by precise control.In addition, Periodic error corrections you have done to improve tracking accuracy of the mount are saved and retained if you turn off the power. The P-PEC data can be called up next time you use the mount for astrophotography. It is available for SXP and AXD only.

Equipped with LAN connection port which can be connected to PC

STAR BOOK TEN is equipped with a LAN connecting port for external device connection and can be connected with a PC running Windows OS. With this, it is possible to upgrade the program version or add comet data.

Convenient numeric keys

STAR BOOK TEN assigns frequently used commands to numeric keys, so you can select the desired menu with one push. Furthermore, it is also possible to select the Bayer designation of a star belonging to a constellation.

Celestial Objects Database

The STAR BOOK TEN contains more than 272,000 celestial objects including approximately 260,000 stars from the SAO catalogue, 109 Messier objects, 7,840 NGC objects and 5,380 IC objects as well as the sun, moon, and planets.

Possible to limit the type of the stars displayed

You can set what is displayed on the star chart. It is possible to customize the display by limiting the type, name and magnitude of the deep sky objects to be displayed. This allows you to limit the number of stars displayed on the star chart so that you can prevent the screen from being full of luminous stars.

Display auto guide screen and star chart at the same time

You can display the star image captured by the auto guide camera simultaneously with the star chart. ※ Option such as advance unit, sold separately is required.

SPECIFICATIONS

CPU 32bit RISC Processor 324MHz SH7764
Display 5-inch TFT, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 65,536 colors, with backlight
Power Connecting Port DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Class4
Autoguider Port 6-pole 6-wired modular jack(For external Autoguider)
Controller Cable Connection Port D-SUB9PIN male plug
LAN Port 10BASE-T
Power Supply DC12V(Supplied from the mount side.)
Built-in Clock Battery CR2032 x 1
Electricity Consumption 12V 0.5A (Stand alone use)
Dimensions 169mmL x 154mmW x 30mmH
Weight 380g (13.4 oz) (Excluding the built-in battery, cable and optional Advance Unit.)
Usable mount SX2, SXD2, SXP and AXD Mount
Other specifications LAN connecting update, Operating temperature 0 to 40 degrees
Applicable OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8*Not applicable to MacOS, Linux and Unix
Controller compatibility STAR BOOK ONE and STAR BOOK TEN are not compatible with STAR BOOK and STAR BOOK Type-S.
If STAR BOOK ONE or STAR BOOK TEN is connected to the equatorial mount corresponding to STAR BOOK or STAR BOOK Type-S, and vice versa, the product may be damaged, so please stop it.
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