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Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker with Tripod

B&H # VIPSTT Mfr # 35505P1
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You Pay: $589.00
Product Highlights
  • Compact Astrophotography Mount
  • Four Section Tripod
  • Two Ball Heads
  • Accepts Cameras Up To 4.4 lbs
  • Tracks with Star Motion
  • Eliminates Star Trails
  • Uses Two AA Batteries

The Polarie Star Tracker from Vixen Optics is an incredibly compact, motorized, tracking mount. The smooth and sleek, visually attractive Polarie attaches to the included extendable tripod with either of two included ball heads on one side of the tracker and a DSLR or smaller camera up to 4.4 lbs on the other side. Point the Polarie north with the integrated compass, use the alignment window by pointing it at Polaris, the North Star, or use an optional polar scope. Star trails and false fuzzies are eliminated in the time exposures of the attached camera as the Polarie tracks the motion of the stars across the celestial dome. Two user-supplied AA batteries can power the unit for ~4 hours or an optional external power supply (not included) can be used. Although, not waterproof, the Polarie is designed to function in most weather conditions. It weighs in at less than an incredible 1½ lbs and is about the size of a paperback book. This is one cool astrophotography star tracker.

Can carry a camera of up to 4.4 lbs
Usable in both northern and southern hemispheres
Lightweight, compact with ~4 hours of tracking on 2 AA batteries, user supplied
Simple polar alignment options allow camera movement in sync with the night sky
Two ball heads for attaching the Polarie to the tripod; one QHD-33 ball head and one QHD-43 ball head
Adjustable height, 4 section, tripod with a working height from 21.2" to 70" and a minimum fold up length of 22". Thread size of the tripod to accept the Polarie is UNC 1/4". The maximum load weight is 6.6 lbs / 3 kg
Tracking modes; Celestial tracking rate, 1/2 of the celestial tracking rate, Solar tracking rate (mean solar time) or Lunar tracking rate (mean lunar time)
The stepping pulse motor of the Polarie has an exceptionally precise movement utilizing a wheel gear of 57.6mm diameter aluminum alloy axis with a full-circle of 144-teeth. The worm gear has a 9mm diameter made from high tension brass. It has 2 piece bearings
Maximum Load 4.4 lbs
Power Source 2x user-supplied AA batteries:DC2.4~3.0V
Optional external power supply:DC4.4~5.25V
Runtime ~4hours at 68°F/20°C with a 3.3 lbs/1.5kg load using alkaline batteries
Dimensions Polarie: 5.4 x 3.7 x 2.3" / 137 x 95 × 58 mm
Tripod: 22-70" / 555-1,780 mm
Elevator pole extension, geared: 7.9" / 200 mm
Elevator pole extension, friction up and down: 11.4" / 290 mm
Weight Polarie: 1.4 lbs / 635 g without batteries
Tripod: 4.3 lbs / 1.98 kg
QHD-33 Ball head: 4.5oz / 130 g
QHD-43 Ball head: 5.5 oz / 158 g
Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker with Tripod
  • Polarie Tripod
  • 2 x Ball Heads
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Batteries & Power Supply

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    Required item: Unit powered by AA batteries.

    General Brand -  AA 1.5V Alkaline Battery (2 Pack)
    • You Pay: $0.59
    Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
    • You Pay: $14.50

    System Extensions

    Vixen Optics -  Polarie Polar Scope
    • You Pay: $129.00
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