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GPD2 Equatorial Mount
Product No.3991-09

GPD2 Equatorial Mount is produced as a result of the remarkable improvement in “precision, intensity, durability, and stability” by changing the material and improving the design of GP2 Equatorial Mount without losing its ease of use. Able to hold the maximum weight of 10kg, it is provided with a built-in polar axis scope and offers a full range of specs for serious astronomical observation.
The flexible design allows you to upgrade the version in the future. It is a recommended model for the people considering astronomy as a lifetime hobby.
SBS series attached to the controller with celestial navigation function, "STAR BOOK-TypeS,"are also new releases.


Features of GPD2 Equatorial Mount

Photo:North Celestial Pole Go-To Scale
1. North Celestial Pole Go-To Scale Attached

North Star can be pointed at by matching the date and time on the scale.
The precision of the setting within 3 min. angle can be obtained by using the polar axis scope.


Photo:Polar Axis Scope for North/South
2. Polar Axis Scope for North/South as a Standard Attachment

6x20mm, Field of View 8 degrees, the scale for polar axis adjustment and the ring to adjust magnification attached. An illuminating equipment attached. It lets you see the scales clearly in the dark. The polar axis can be easily adjusted on the equatorial mount. Can be used for the Southern Hemisphere.


image Built-In Illumination for Brightening Around the Polar Axis
3. The Built-In Illumination for Brightening Around the Polar Axis

The scales are highlighted by the illumination.



Photo:GP2 Equatorial Mount SBS

GPD2 Equatorial Mount・SBS
Product No.39913-0


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STAR BOOK-TypeS

GP2 Equatorial Mount Celestial Navigation System Built-in

The celestial navigation system STAR BOOK -TypeS is available as an attachment to GPD2- ED81S-SBS. STAR BOOK-TypeS controls the equatorial mount by a simple button operation. Automatic go-to system is available just by selecting a celestial object on the LCD screen. Many additional navigation functions such as celestial auto guiding and constellation commentary system are also available.

※STAR BOOK-TypeS can be installed on a GP2 equatorial mount as a separately sold optional part.
Tools are required for the installment. If you would like to request Vixen to perform the installation (with a fee), please contact Vixen for details,

1. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen

2.6-inch monochromatic liquid crystal. 160×160 dots.

2. Easy Button Operation

Operate the buttons as if playing a game. The function of each button will be displayed on the LCD screen.

3. Telescope Operation Linked to the Screen

In the mode for changing the telescope’s direction, zooming function in and out of the star map controlled by the left button will be linked to the motor speed of equatorial mount.

4. Built-in Speakers

The completion of go-to system will be notified by sound.

5. External Connection Terminal

An upgrade to the latest version through the network is always available by using the LAN connection terminal.

6. Availability for Use as a Standalone Unit

You can use it as a standalone unit with batteries. Also can be used as a handy planisphere.

7. Available in 6 Languages

Displays in Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish are available.


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GPD2 Equatorial Mount Set Series

"GP2-****(N)" series which contains GP2 equatorial mount, optical tube, tripod, two-element eyepiece lens, and "GP2-****SBS" series which contains the controller with celestial navigation function, STAR BOOK-TypeS are available. The variety of optical tube types included in GP2 Equatorial Mount Set Series are the followings:


ED Apochromatic Refractor Set

Photo:GPD2-ED81S(N)

Picture shows GPD2-ED81S(N.)

GPD2-ED81S(N)

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + ED81S Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces

  • The set includes a high-performance ED81S optical tube with broad application from eye observing to photography.

Product No.39782-2
Objective Lens Effective Diameter : 81mm
Optical Tube Length : 600mm
Finderscope : XY Spot finder (Equal size)
Attached Eyepieces : LV20mm、LV5mm

GPD2-ED81S・SBS

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + ED81S Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces + STAR BOOK-TypeS

  • GPD2-ED81S(N) is provided with STAR BOOK-TypeS as the attached controller.

Product No.39783-9
※The other specs are the same as the specs of GPD2-ED81S(N).


Photo:GPD2-ED103S(N)

Picture shows GPD2-ED103S(N).

GPD2-ED103S(N)

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + ED103S Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces

  • The 103-mm ED lens obtains distinctly clear images of stars and thus verifies its superior performance in astro-photography.

Product No.39792-1
Objective Lens Effective Diameter : 103mm
Optical Tube Length : 820mm
Finderscope :Dark Field of View7x50mm
Attached Eyepieces : LV20mm、LV5mm

GPD2-ED103S・SBS

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + ED103S Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces + STAR BOOK-TypeS

  • GPD2-ED103S(N) is provided with STAR BOOK-TypeS as the attached controller.

Product No.39793-8
※The other specs are the same as the specs of GPD2-ED103S(N).


Newtonian Reflector Set

Photo:GPD2-R200SS(N)

Picture shows GPD2-R200SS(N).

GPD2-R200SS(N)

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + R200SS Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces

  • Provided with the leading model among the reflectors,200SS.
  • Recommended for the people who would like to enjoy both watching and photographing thoroughly.

Product No.39842-3
Objective Lens Effective Diameter : 200mm
Optical Tube Length : 700mm
Finderscope :Dark Field of View7x50mm
Attached Eyepieces : LV20mm、LV5mm

GPD2-R200SS・SBS

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + R200SS Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces + STAR BOOK-TypeS

  • GPD2-R200SS(N) is provided with STAR BOOK-TypeS as the attached controller.

Product No.39843-0
※The other specs are the same as the specs of GPD2-R200SS(N).


Catadioptric-type Set

Photo:GPD2-VC200L(N)

Picture shows GPD2-VC200L(N)

GPD2-VC200L(N)

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + VC200L Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces

  • VC200L with a dual-purpose design for primary focus photography is installed. ,
  • Enables you to enjoy serious astro-photography by adding a motor.

Product No.39852-2
Objective Lens Effective Diameter : 200mm
Optical Tube Length : 620mm
Finderscope :Dark Field of View7x50mm
Attached Eyepieces : LV20mm、LV9mm

GPD2-VC200L・SBS

 GPD2 Equatorial Mount + VC200L Optical Tube

  + SXG-HAL130 tripod + Eyepieces + STAR BOOK-TypeS

  • GPD2-VC200L(N) is provided with STAR BOOK-TypeS as the attached controller.

Product No.39853-9
※The other specs are the same as the specs of GPD2-VC200L(N).


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Optional Parts

optional parts which can be used with GPD2 Equatorial Mount series

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GP Aluminum Case

There are other optional parts that help you enjoy astronomical observation further. See the Optional Parts for Astronomical Telescopes for more detail.