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Vixen Optics' Advanced Polaris-M Mount with R130SF Reflector Telescope is a complete astronomy platform that is ideal for making detailed observations both within the solar system and far beyond it into deep space. Using the reflector configuration with a large parabolic mirror provides the necessary aperture for resolving celestial objects that are impossible for smaller refractors to achieve. To help get users observing faster, Vixen includes two eyepieces, and a 6x30 finderscope.
The mount's right ascension micro-stepper motor has full-circle brass wheel gear that allows the mount to track over extremely long periods with little error for long-exposure astrophotography or prolonged observation of a single celestial object. While this mount configuration does not have full Go-To capabilities, once you Polar align the mount and manually navigate to your subject, the Star Book One controller will track it across the right ascension all night. This version of the AP-M includes Vixen's TL130 adjustable-height tripod.
Use the included Star Book One hand controller to move the scope for navigating and to track celestial objects. Since near and deep sky objects appear to move at different speeds, the controller features celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate tracking speeds, in addition to slew speeds from 0.05x to 1000x. An integrated autoguider port adds to the mount's usability.
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Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris-M Mount with R130SF Reflector Telescope