Item #35505- Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
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No camera needed! Anyone can be an Astrophotographer with the Polarie Star Tracker Mount. Capture amazing images of the Milky Way. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scopes, star images, and solar events with ease. Set up is simple. 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, 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 or Polar Meter 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.
The Polarie has various tracking modes: Celestial tracking rate;1/2 of celestial tracking rate;Solar tracking rate; and Lunar tracking rate. Usable in both northern and southern hemispheres. Check out Benjamin Eberhardt's images from the South Pole
Maximum Loading weight 7lbs
Polar sight hole About 8.9x field of view
Standard accessory: Compass Dimensions 95x137x58mm (3.7x5.9x2.3 inches) Weight 1.4 lbs (without batteries)
Optional accessory: A dedicated polar axis scope for Polarie, Polar Meter for Polarie and the Time Lapse Adapter.
Polarie Manual Here
. Want to see Polarie in action. View the instructional videos
Polarie Photo of the Month from Jon Talbot. This image of Rho Ophichius region was taken at TSP 2017 by Jon Talbot with Polarie, Canon 60Da and 35mm Rokinon f1.4 lens. 15- 3 minute exposures.
Basic Polarie Setup
Polarie Instructional Video
Night Sky Images with the Polarie Star Tracker
Celestial Tracking, 1/2 celestial tracking, solar tracking, lunar tracking
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, Tripod, Ball Head
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