Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

Nebula by Alan Dang - Canon 100 Macro
18 x 3 minute exposures, ISO1600
Polarie captures the Comet Panstarrs Sagittarius by Folch ©Meteor Crashing over Halema'uma'u Crater - Hawaii
by John Mowbray
Polarie Image by Alan Dang Polarie Photos of PanStars Sagittarius by Martin Folch
There are too many amazing Polarie images to show. Check out the Polarie Gallery Here.

View the POLARIE VIDEOS and see just how easy astrophotography can be! Amazing images with the NEW Time Lapse Adapter!

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 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" Read the whole article Here.

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.

This image was taken by Josh Knutson. He states "this is an astounding product.  This is the most portable imaging platform I have seen.  It is so compact that it makes a Netbook look cumbersome.  The precision is spot on.  The Polarie is a serious contender.  For the price, it should be a no-brainer decision for the casual or serious astrophotographer who is looking for a lightweight platform to travel with."   The image was captured with a full spectrum modified Canon T1i, 50mm EF Lens@f/3.5,30 minutes total integration time in collaboration with Salvatore Grasso. Click on the image for a larger view.
  Orion Nebula
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Polarie (Item 35505)
$399

Vixen Porta Mount
Milky Way by Manel Martin Folch

Milky Way over Priorat, Catalonia with Nickon D700, ISP800 70 second exposure
by Manel Martin Folch
NGC3372 by Lluís Romero

Luís Romero in the Southern Hemisphere. Image of NGC3372. Click on the image for a larger view.
Dave Wells


Dave Wells image of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
with the Milky Way

Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Item 35505P1: Polarie with Tripod (Camera sold separately)
$599

Vixen Porta Mount

Polarie Specifications
Type
Star Tracker
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
7 lbs
Polar sight hole
About 8.9° field of view
Standard accessory
Compass
Working voltage
2 x AA-size batteries:DC2.4~3.0V
External power supply:DC4.4~5.25V
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
95×137×58mm (3.7x5.9x2.3 inches)
Weight
1.4 lbs (without batteries)
Optional accessory
Dedicated polar axis scope for Polarie
Suggested accessory QHD-43 Ball head、QHD-33
Item 35517: Polarie with Heftier Tripod $629
Vixen Porta Mount
Vixen Polarie Astrophotography Mount
Why is Polarie so Good?
Check out the craftmanship, metal components and compact design.
Polarie Accessories
Item #35507 - Tripod for Polarie (can be purchased as a package with Polarie Item 35505P1)
Model
M-178V
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 part:200mm (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
Tripod:1.98kg(without pan head) (4.3 lbs)
QHD-33 Ball head:130g (4.5oz)
QHD-43 Ball head:158g (5.5 oz
$249
Vixen Porta Mount
Vixen Polarie Polar Scope Vixen Polarie Ball Head Vixen Polarie Polar Meter Vixen Polarie Smart Phone Adapter
Item #35508
Polarie Polar Scope- For more precise polar alignment and longer 5 -6 minute exposures with a short telephoto lens.
Item #35509
Polarie Ball Head QHD-33 Velbon
Item #35511
Polarie Polar Meter (More Info)
Item#39198
Polarie Smart Phone Adapter
Item#35518
PolarieTime Lapse Adapter
$129
Vixen Porta Mount
$69.95
Vixen Porta Mount
$59.95
Vixen Porta Mount
$19.95
Vixen Porta Mount
$99.95
Vixen Porta Mount
Item 35505P2: Polarie with Ball Head
and Smart Phone Adapte
r $439
Vixen Porta Mount
Rho by Knutson
Rho by Knutson
 

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