Vixen 35505 Polarie Star Tracker, Astrophotography Compact Mount.

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About Vixen

The Vixen 35505 Polarie Star Tracker is designed for Astrophotography. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scapes and star images with ease. The Polarie attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 3.5lbs. 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 Specifications

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)
Polar sight hole
About 8.9 Deg. field of view
Working voltage
2 x AA-size batteries: DC2.4 - 3.0V
External power supply: DC4.4 - 5.25V
Duration of operation
About 4 hours: At 20 C (68 F) degrees temperature, a 1.5kg (3.3 lbs) loading weight with use of Alkaline batteries
Maximum Loading weight
3.4 lbs / 1.54 kg
Dimensions
95 x 137 x 58 mm (3.7 x 5.9 x 2.3")
Weight
Without Batteries: 1.4 lbs / 0.63 kg
Mfr #
35505
SKU
VXPOLAIEBODY

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
5.0

Great product

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from Sacramento  -  Casual/ Recreational

The Polarie came well packed with instructions and I just had to add 2 "AA" batteries. I used the simple polar alignment and set up my camera to try different areas of the sky. Using the wide angle lens on my camera I got some amazing images of the Milky Way. Each exposure was around 60 to 90 seconds. I varied the ISO on the camera and found that the best image was at ISO 1200. I have to say the Polarie is very well built. It is a solid device unlike some China made copies on the market that I've played with.

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