The Sphinx is here
Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:53 PM
This computer seems to be virus ridden so I will post a pic from my laptop. Do not ever allow a rouge program named "Win 7 Total Defence" to talk you into buying it. It gradually eats all your exe files so you become a zombie. At least the off switch still works.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:41 PM
Good luck and enjoy the mount. I will keep mine for a portable visual rig regardless of what I upgrade to for AP. While useable for AP I want a mount that has more capacity and less "personality." Drop me a PM if you need help figuring out the polar scope settings - it is a very accurate device.
Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:06 PM
While useable for AP I want a mount that has more capacity and less "personality."
My sentiments exactly. I think I could pier mount the sphinx for more capacity, but that sort of defeats the charm of the mount. I've been half-heartedly trying to sell mine, but I may keep 'er for a portable and/or wide field if the right offer doesn't come along.
Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:07 AM
I use an apple extreme base station sometimes to drive the mount off of my iPhone 4 or iPad running sky safari. Many people are looking at the nexsxd board which replaces the vixen control board and allows use of a Celestron HC which has much better promise for AP as well as dumping the quirky star book and keeping the great vixen mount you bought.