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Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker

$399.00
SKU 9445
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Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

Share Your Universe with The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker for Astrophotography. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scapes and star images with elegance and ease. David Snay writes in Astronomy Technology Today "If you are looking for an ultra-light, portable platform to use for wide field astrophotography, the Polarie definitely deserves serious consideration" .

Set up is simple and fast! The Polarie attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 7 lbs. Using the included compass on the Polarie star tracker mount, orient the mount to face north. This easy to use mount 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 photos resulting in sharp images of the Universe. The Polarie uses very accurate stepping motors and operates on any 2 “AA” batteries.

The Polarie is designed to not only be functional, but also to be compact and attractive, with its sleek design. The unit has no visible screws and although, not waterproof, it is designed to function in most weather conditions. In the March 2012 edition of Skyand Telescope Magazine Richard Tresch Fienberg wrote "Vixen definitely has a winner here. Polarie makes long exposure constellation phtography easier than ever". You can also purchase your Polarie with our Smart Phone Adapter. See Polarie in Action with Starry People. Package includes Polarie Star Tracker, Tripod and 2 Ball Heads.

Glazer's SKU 9445
Manufacturer VIXEN OPTICS
MFG SKU VIXEN 35505
Product Specs

Usable in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Drive Gears: Worm gear and 57.6mm dia 144 wheel gear
Polar Axis: 40mm dia made of aluminum alloy
Bearings: 2 pieces
Drive Motor: Pulse Motor
Polar Sight Hole: About 8.9 deg field of view
Tilt Indicator: Angles between 0 deg and 70 deg (5 deg increments)
Compass: Detachable. supplied as standard accessory
Working voltage: 2 AA Batteries - DC2.4V to 3.0V, Max 0.6A
2.0kg loading capacity: External Power supply
External Power Supply: USB-miniB
Duration of Operation: About 2 hours at 68 Deg temperature and a 4.4 lb loading with use of alkaline batteries
Operating Temperature: 0 deg to 40 deg C
Size: 3.7 x 5.9x 2.3 inches
Weight: 26 oz (without batteries)
Optional Accessories: Polarie Polar Scope PF-L, Polar Meter, Time Lapse adapter, Step up Kit