NEW VIXEN MOUNT
Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:23 PM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:03 PM
I can't understand why Vixen lobotomised their hand controllers when they had cutting edge achieved almost two decades ago?
It's a mystery. It must be enrolled in the Book of Mysteries along with why AP and Tak haven't seen fit to include in their paddles the mount-modeling capability that Losmandy & Celestron have been offering for a decade.
I think they think that serious users of those kinds of fucntions will have laptops and the laptop software can do all the complicated stuff.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:48 AM
Well initial pricing is out $9,999 for the mount alone, tripod is another $1,699.
And I'm sure everybody will want one of these instead of an AP1200. Hell, when you add on extras like counterweights, it'll probably be more than a 1200...sheesh!
Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:34 AM
an MI-250 at UNDER $8K - complete is far more competent in every way.
And, as others have pointed out, if you want (can!) spend that kind of money, just get an AP1200 and be done with it.
The Sphinx is priced a *bit* high, but this is just NUTS.
(from a former Sphinx owner/used)...
The Vixen mounts are well made... but the price is way out of line; and we know it is NOT currency conversion issues.
Just my 2 pennies
Clear enough skies