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Orion Telescopes
Vixen Skypod GoTo Altazimuth Telescope Mount with Tripod
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  • 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.

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Item #  07992
Mfg Model #  27522AL130

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.

  • Weight rating
    15 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Alignment procedure
  • Motor speeds
    8 speeds total, 900x sidereal rate max
  • Bearing material
    Sealed ball bearings
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries or 12-volt DC
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232, autoguider, LAN
  • Tripod material
  • Weight, fully assembled
    6.0 lbs.
  • Warranty
    Five year
Vixen Skypod GoTo Altazimuth Mount with Tripod
Star Book - S Hand Controller
Instruction Manual
Serial Number Stickers

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock item the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
3 Day Delivery: $56.00
2 Day Delivery: $56.00
Next Day Delivery: $65.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states, APO/DPO/FPO addresses and US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to Canada.

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