Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

Regular Price: $399.00

Special Price $349.00

Item # VX-35505
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  • The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker tracks with the motion of the stars to eliminate star trailing on your images.
  • Uses very accurate stepping motors and operates on 2 AA batteries.
  • The Vixen Polarie Star Tracker is designed to function in most weather conditions.
  • Attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 4.4 lbs.
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Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

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 4.4 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 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.

Vixen Polarie Features

  • 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° 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 - DC.V. A (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 - 95×137×58mm (3.7x5.9x2.3 inches)
  • Weight - 1.4 lbs (without batteries)
  • Optional accessory - A dedicated polar axis scope for Polarie
Vixen Product Number: 35505
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-35505
Head Design Tracker
Tripod or Pier Included? No
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Motorized - Single Drive
Manufacturer Vixen
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 0
Weight of Counterweights N/A
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database N/A
Saddle Width Universal - Will adapt to most plates
Weight Capacity 4.4 lbs.
Leg Length N/A
Material N/A
Power Supply Included None - Requires AA Batteries
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth, EQ North, EQ South
Latitude Range N/A
Weight of Tripod/Monopod N/A
Weight of Head 1.4 lbs.
Reviews

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Best tracker ever
I never thought this product would be as good as advertised. I was wrong. I'm getting rock solid tracking and super wide field images with a Nikon DSLR
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by AstroJohn / (Posted on 5/14/2013)
Do we need another tracker?
Apparently we do! I already own an astrotrac and a skymemo portable trackers and they each have their pros and cons. I'm always looking for a great portable solution. The Polarie (along with the excellent polar scope is the most precise and portable tracker I've seen. It cannot carry a lot of weight, but if you are looking for a DSLR wide field solution, this mount needs your attention. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it does. With a 105mm lens I could easily get 5 min subs with perfect stars. I love it, and that GREAT polar scope.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Neutronman / (Posted on 4/19/2012)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
  • Compass
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