VIXEN OPTICS is proud to introduce The Polarie Star Tracker for Astrophotography. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scapes and star images with elegance and ease. View the POLARIE VIDEOS below and see just how easy astrophotography can be!
Set up is simple and fast! The Polarie attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 7 lbs. Using the included compass on the Polarie, orient the mount to face north. This easy to use mount 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 photos resulting in sharp images of the Universe. The Polarie uses very accurate stepping motors and operates on any 2 “AA” batteries.
Polarie is designed to not only be functional, but also to be compact and attractive, with its sleek design. The unit has no visible screws and although, not waterproof, it is designed to function in most weather conditions. In the March 2012 edition of Sky and Telescope Magazine Richard Tresch Fienberg wrote "Vixen definitely has a winner her. Polarie makes long exposure constellation phtography easier than ever".
Of images taken by Josh Knutson. He states "this is an astounding product. This is the most portable imaging platform I have ever seen. It is so compact that it makes a Netbook look cumbersome. The precision is spot on. The Polarie is a serious contender. For the price, it should be a no-brainer decision for the casual or serious astrophotographer who is looking for a lightweight platform to travel with." Deep sky images are captured with a full spectrum modified Canon T1i, 50mm EF Lens@f/3.5, with varying total integration time in collaboration with Salvatore Grasso.
- 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)
- Maximum Loading weight - 3.4lbs
Milky Way using Polarie by Kouji Ohnish
Instruction Videos - Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
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