Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker Solar Kit

Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker Solar Kit

Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker Solar Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Compact Astrophotography Mount
  • Supports Camera Up To 7 lb
  • Solar, Lunar, Sidereal Tracking Rates
  • Polarie Polar Meter
  • Attaches to the Accessory Shoe
  • Oil Fluid Compass and Bubble Level
  • Azimuth Scale in 1° Increments
  • Altitude Scale in 5° Increments
  • Polarie Ball Head for DSLR Body
  • Runs on Two AA Batteries
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  • 1Description

Assembled to help during daytime alignment to view the sun and eclipses, the Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker Solar Kit includes the tracker mount, a ball head to attach and aim your DSLR on the tracker, and the Polar Meter.

  • Polarie Star Tracker

    The Polarie Star Tracker from Vixen Optics is an incredibly compact, motorized, tracking mount. The smooth and sleek, visually attractive Polarie attaches to a standard camera tripod with a ball head on one side and a DSLR or smaller camera on the other up to 7 pounds. 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 support equipment weighing up to 7 lb (3.2kg)
    Usable in both Northern and Southern hemispheres
    Lightweight, compact with ~4 hours of tracking on 2 AA batteries (not included)
    Simple polar alignment options allow camera movement in sync with the night sky
    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 and has 2-piece bearings.
    UPC: 811971015715
  • Polarie Polar Meter

    The Polarie Polar Meter from Vixen makes setting up aligning the Polarie Star Tracker faster and easier. It features a large, easy-to-read compass to orientate you correctly, a bubble-level to set up the tripod, and azimuth and altitude scales for proper and precise polar alignment. The Polar Meter attaches to the Polarie's accessory shoe. The Alt scale shows in 1° increments, and the Az scales is in 5° increments.

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  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • QHD-33 Polarie Ball Head
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Polarie Star Tracker
    Payload Capacity 7 lb (3.2 kg)
    Power Source 2 x AA batteries:DC2.4~3.0 V
    Optional external power supply:DC4.4~5.25 V
    Runtime ~4 hours at 68°F/20°C with a 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg load using alkaline batteries
    Dimensions 5.4 x 3.7 x 2.3" / 137 x 95 x 58 mm
    Weight 22.4 oz / 635.0 g without batteries
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 6.4 x 3.0"
  • Polarie Polar Meter
    Dimensions 3 x 2 x 2" (7.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)
    Weight 3.5 oz (99 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 4.6 x 3.3"
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