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Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
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Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
£385.00
Ex Tax: £320.83
  • Stock: Ask About Stock
  • Model: 35505
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20kg
  • SKU: 35505
  • GTIN: 4955295355051
  • MPN: 35505
  • Location: F5B3

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The Vixen Polarie is a specialist photographic accessory that allows you to take pin-sharp photos of stars and constellations. It is designed to follow the apparent motion of the stars caused by the earth’s rotation, eliminating star trails.

Using the Polarie to take wide field images of constellations, shooting stars as well the Milky Way is surprisingly straightforward.

Polarie also enables you to photograph “starscapes” by adding a darkened landscape or silhouetted figure in the foreground of your frame.

Product features

The Polarie can be set up in a few minutes even by those not familiar with the exact position of the celestial pole. Simply turn the Polarie in the direction of the pole star using the supplied compass as a guide, then use the built-in latitude meter and polar sight hole to align the mount.

The Polarie is designed to work with camera lenses that take wide-angle images.

The Polarie can operate for more than 2 hours on two AA-size batteries.

It’s compact size and minimal weight means you can take the Polarie anywhere to photograph the night sky.

Click here to see photos taken using the Polarie Star Tracker

 

Youtube Tutorial for Vixen Polarie - Full Version

2. Basic Set Up - Vixen Polarie Star Tracker Tutorial Video

3. Camera Set Up - Vixen Polarie Star Tracker Tutorial Video

SpecificationsPolarie Star Tracker
Tracking modeCelestial 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 gear57.6mm dia. aluminium alloy axis with full-circle 144-tooth
Worm gear9mm dia. high tension brass
Power source2 AA-size alkaline batteries (2.4~3.0V)
External power supplyUSB mini-B connection (4.4~5.25V)
Tilt meterAngles between 0˚ and 70˚ (5˚ increments)
CompassA margin of error is subject to magnetic declination at your location
Polar sight holeAbout 8.9˚ field of view
DrivePulse motor (Stepper motor)
Tracking mode selectorSidereal, 1/2 sidereal (star-scape), solar and lunar, usable in both hemispheres
Tripod socket1/4" -20
Maximum payload capacity2kg (4.4lb)
Operating temperature0˚ to 40˚ C (104F)
Electricity consumptionDC3V.0.4A at loading weight of 2.0kg (4.4lb)
Duration of operationAbout 2 hours at 20˚C (68F), a 2.0kg (4.4lb) loading weight using Alkaline batteries
Optional accessoryDedicated polar axis scope
Dimensions137 x 95 x 58mm
Weight740g (26.1oz) without batteries

 

Optional Accessories

Polar Meter
75511 Quick Polaris Locator Compass
This accessory provides a compass with a bubble level and an altitude scale which can be used to help to locate Polaris. This can be beneficial for solar imaging or imaging at night when Polaris cannot be seen (for example from a south-facing balcony or garden). The unit attaches to the accessory shoe on the Polarie Star Tracker or any instrument equipped with a camera accessory shoe.
Polarie Polar Axsi Scope
75521 Polarie PF-L Illuminated Polar Axis Scope
Allows for precise polar alignment for long exposure astrophotography.
Ball & Socket Panhead
40316 Ball & Socket Panhead
Universal 1/4" thread fitting.
Polarie Cradle
75512 Polarie Cradle
Custom cradle to hold the Polarie Star Tracker on the Mini Porta or Porta II Mount.
Polar Fine Adjustment Unit75519 Polar Fine Adjustment Unit
The Polar Fine Adjustment Unit sits between a photographic tripod and a star tracking mount such as the Polarie. It allows fine adjustment in both horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes to aid polar alignment when using a polar axis scope.
Polarie Dovetail Mounting Block75522 Polarie Dovetail Mounting Block  
Replaces the original mounting block supplied with the Polarie. Increases payload capacity to approx. 6.5kg and allows polar scope to be installed during tracking.
Dovetail Slide Bar75525 Dovetail Slide Bar DD  
For use with 75525 Dovetail Mounting Block to mount heavier camera equipment such as full-format DSLR with telephoto lens. Can be used with Supplementary Counterweight Bar (75826) and Counterweight (75801).
Quick Release Angle Plate75526 Quick Release Angle Plate  
For use with Quick Release Panorama Clamp 75527. Allows for easy framing in both vertical and horizontal directions. Long section can be used independently to mount a camera or OTA with 1/4" screw thread on a Vixen-style dovetail clamp.
Quick Release Panorama Clamp75527 Quick Release Panorama Clamp  
Rotating clamp unit for Vixen-style dovetail attachments. Uses a quick release mechanism to allow easy adjustment. Can be used with 75526 Quick Release Angle Plate.
Quick Release Clamp Set75528 Quick Release Clamp Set  
Consists of:
75527 Quick Release Panorama Clamp
75526 Quick Release Angle Plate
General Information
Weight in Kg1.2

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