We are proud to introduce The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker for Astrophotography. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scapes and star images with ease.
Set up is simple. The Polarie attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 3.5lbs. Using the included compass on the Polarie, orient the mount to face north. The Polarie features a North Star alignment window that you point at Polaris. The Polarie can also use a polar scope for alignment. Once set, the Polarie tracks with the motion of the stars to eliminate star trailing on your images resulting in sharp images of the Universe. The Polarie uses very accurate stepping motors and operates on 2 AA batteries.
Polarie is designed to not only be functional, but also to be compact and attractive. The Polarie has a smooth, good looking design. The unit has no visible screws and although, not waterproof, it is designed to function in most weather conditions.
Polarie Body Only(Item 35505)
Type Star Tracker
Tracking Mode Celestial tracking rate1/2 of celestial tracking rate. Solar tracking rate Mean solar time Lunar tracking rate Mean lunar time Usable in both northern and southern hemispheres
Wheel Gear 57.6mm diameter aluminum alloy axis with full-circle 144-tooth
Worm gear 9mm diameter high tension brass
Bearings 2 pieces
Drive Pulse Motor (Stepper Motor)
Maximum Loading weight 3.4lbs
Polar sight hole About 8.9ﾰ field of view
Standard accessory Compass
Working voltage 2 x AA-size batteriesDC2.4^3.0V
External power supplyDC4.4^5.25V
Electricity consumption DCￏVￏA (At a loading weight of 1.5kg 3.3 lbs)
Duration of operation About 4hours:At 20 C (68 F) degrees temperature, a 1.5kg (3.3 lbs) loading weight with use of Alkaline batteries
Dimensions 95ￗ137ￗ58mm (3.7x5.9x2.3 inches)
Weight 1.4 lbs (without batteries)
Optional accessory: A dedicated polar axis scope for Polarie, is available for $275
Polarie with Tripod (Item 35505P1)
Tripod for Polarie (if purchased as a package)
Legs 4 section
Minimum Tripod Length 555mm (22")
Working Height Adjustable from 540mm to 1,780mm (21.2 to 70 inches)
Elevator pole extension Geared part200mm (7.9), Friction up and down part Center column 290mm (11.4)
Camera thread size UNC1/4 inch
Maximum loading weight About 3.0kg (6.6 lbs)
Weight Tripod1.98kgwithout pan head (4.3 lbs)
QHD-33 Ball head130g (4.5oz)
QHD-43 Ball head:158g (5.5 oz
Suggested accessory QHD-43 Ball head Pre-installed on the tripod head QHD-33
Tripod in pics is not included and is optional.
PS Richard Fienberg did an excellent review of this product in the March 2012, Sky and Telescope Magazine.
Be sure to check it out!
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