About the Vixen Polaire Star Tracker w/ Sturdier Tripod...
We are proud to introduce the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker for Astrophotography. This compact mount platform allows you to capture nightscapes 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 3.5 lb. Using the included compass on the Polarie, orient the mount to face north. The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker 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.
The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker 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.
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker w/ Sturdier Tripod Features...
- This compact mount platform allows you to capture nightscapes and star images with ease
- Attaches to included sturdy tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 3.5 lb.
- Uses very accurate stepping motors and operates on 2 AA batteries
- Polaris is viewed through Polarie's Polar viewer
- Unit has no visible screws and although, not waterproof, it is designed to function in most weather conditions
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker w/ Sturdier Tripod Specifications...
Equipment Type: Astrophotography Camera Tracking Unit
Tracking Mode: Celestial tracking rate - 1/2 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 8.9 deg field of view
Standard accessory Compass
Working voltage: 2 x AA-size batteries - DC2.4^3.0V
External power supply: DC4.4^5.25V
Electricity consumption DCV: (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 lb) loading weight with use of Alkaline batteries
Dimensions: 95x137x58mm (3.7x5.9x2.3 inches)
Weight: 1.4 lb (without batteries)
Polar Meter Specs...
Compass Type: Oil Fluid compass
Azimuth Scale: 1 deg increments
Point of Direction: Marked with luminous paint
Altitude Scale: 5 deg increments (within +/- 70 deg)
Level: Built in bubble level
Applicable: Any instrument with a camera accessory shoe. (Note: The camera accessory shoe must be aligned parallel to the optical axis of the camera lens.)Vixen Optics Product Number: 35517