VIXEN SPHINX SXW
Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:10 AM
Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:49 PM
This is more than enough mount for your NP101is.
I think both visual and imaging.
It has excellent fit and finish as all Vixen products.
The starbook is not so friendly for imagers as its geared more to us visual folks. You get a realtime star chart on the controller and move to the objects rather punch numbers into a box. The sky moves as the mount does and zooms in or out. Some imagers hate it. YMMV
I have the heavier duty SXD but your mount is essentially indentical other than the weight capacity. Mine holds a TEC140 almost rock solid for visual.
I believe the lighter mount is rated at about 23 lbs which is fine for a NP101.
Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:08 PM
Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:58 PM
Edit: the mount is rated up to 12Kg or around 25 lbs (for imaging)