Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Features of POLARIE STAR TRACKER:
- Can support equipment weighing up to 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.
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 800g and is about the size of a paperback book.
This is one cool astrophotography star tracker.
The standard Polarie Star Tracker that we're now offering with an aluminum Equatorial Adapter (limited special offer). This is essentially usefully for latitude proximity to 0 degree. The following diagram illustrates the purposes of having the Adapter installed.
Package will only include:
- Vixen Polarie Star Tracker x1
- Aluminum Equatorial Adapter (with steel screws) x1
The aluminum equatorial adapter is available from time to time, and costs at RM150 each.
Tripod, Polar Meter, camera, ballhead and deluxe AZ platform shown in the diagram below are sold separately.