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Vixen 35505P1 Polarie Star Tracker with Tripod, 8.9 Deg. Field of View

SKU: VXPPWVST MFR: 35505P1
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About the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

The Vixen 35505P1 Polarie Star Tracker with Tripod 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 Polarie Star Tracker Includes

  • Polarie Tripod
  • 2 Ball Heads
  • Vixen 5 Year Limited Warranty

Vixen Polarie Star Tracker 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
Legs 4 section
Minimum Tripod Length 555 mm (22")
Working Height Adjustable from 540 mm to 1778 mm (21.2 to 70 inches)
Elevator pole extension Geared part: 200 mm (7.9"), Friction up and down part (Center column): 290mm (11.4")
Maximum loading weight Polarie Star Tracker: 3.4 lbs / 1.54 kg
Tripod: About 3.0 kg (6.6 lbs)
Camera thread size UNC 1/4 inch
Dimensions 95 x 137 x 58 mm (3.7 x 5.9 x 2.3")
Weight Without Batteries: 1.4 lbs / 0.63 kg
Without Pan Head: 1.98 kg (4.3 lbs)
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