Vixen POLARIE Star Tracker Camera Mount for Astrophotography

by Vixen
$ 475.95
SKU ES35505
BARCODE 4955295355051

Features

  • Travel camera mount for star photography
  • Very compact and light, optimized for air travel
  • Different tracking speeds
  • Designed for time-lapse photography
  • Very precise tracking (high-precision stepper motor)
  • Built-in compass (removable)
  • Can be upgraded for up to 6 kg bearing capacity (optional accessory)

Description

The Vixen POLARIE is a new camera accessory, that enables you to capture sharp, point-like images of the stars. It has been developed to track the stars and to compensate for the movement of the earth. POLARIE enables you to take atmospheric shots of landscapes and the night sky and can also capture these in sharp images. Extremely simple and compact design for use in every location on earth.

If you have ever viewed a romantic, starry sky, you will surely have felt the desire to capture it on film. But if you have tried to do this, you will know that it’s really not all that easy. This is because you need to have multiple exposures of several minutes if you want to photograph the stars. As our earth is always turning on its axis, the stars keep moving as time passes and become long strokes on photographs. Today’s digital technology gives us the option of obtaining shorter exposure times by increasing the sensitivity of the sensor, but, unfortunately, this dramatically increases picture noise and the picture becomes very noisy and ugly. This makes it impossible to take beautiful images of the night sky. For this reason, the Vixen company has developed the Polarie Star Tracker, which eliminates the problem of star migration. When you attach your camera to the Polarie, the device will track in the opposite direction of earth’s rotation and this allows for sharp, point-like images of the starry sky even when using long exposure times.

POLARIE is a new and unique camera accessory for photographing the night sky, with perfectly point-like stars being tracked. Using the simplest solution, it makes the experience of photographing the night sky more accessible for everyone. The multi-functional mode dial is adjustable for sky- and landscape-, moon-, sun- and star-tracking. Polar altimeter for a fast focus. Also included: USB connection for external power supply and a built-in compass for quick orientation. Available as optional extra accessories are a polar finder telescope for exact alignment with the celestial pole for long-exposure photography including into the telephoto range, and a tripod.

Specs

Tracking mode Celestial tracking rate, 1/2 celestial tracking rate, solar tracking rate, lunar tracking rate. Compatible in northern and southern hemisphere
Wheel gear 57.6mm dia. Aluminum alloy axis with full-circle 144-tooth.
Worm gear 9mm dia. high tension brass
Polar axis 40mm dia. aluminum alloy
Bearings 2 pieces
Drive Pulse motor (stepper motor)
Loading capacity Approx. 2.0kg (4.4 lbs)
Polar sight hole 8.9°field of view
Tiltmeter Angles between 0°and 70°(5°increments)
Standard accessory Built-in compass
Power supply 2x AA battery (Alkaline, Ni-MH, Ni-Cd), external power supply (USB miniB)
Working voltage DC2.4-3.0V, Max. 0.6A (AA Battery), DC4.4-5.25V, Max. 0.3A (External power)
Operating duration Approx. 2 hours (20°C, 2kg loaded, Alkaline)
Operating temperature 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 95x137x58mm
Weight 740g without batteries

Warranty

Vixen warranties its products to be free from initial defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period based on part type:

Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty

Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited Two Year Warranty

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