Vixen Polarie Star Tracker Camera Mount for Astrophotography

The Vixen POLARIE Star Tracker allows you to take sharp and precise photographs of stars and the night sky, and is perfect for air travel thanks to its lightweight design

  • Travel camera mount for star photography
  • Very compact and light, optimised 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)
  • Dimensions 95 x 137 x 58 mm / Weight 740 g

€299.00*

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Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: X002453
GTIN/EAN: 4955295355051
Product information "Vixen Polarie Star Tracker Camera Mount for Astrophotography"
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.

FEATURES
  • Tracking speed: Sidereal, 0.5x sidereal, sun, moon
  • Fine adjustment: F57, 6mm worm wheel with 144 teeth
  • Polar axis: F 40mm, aluminium alloy
  • Drive: High-precision stepper motor:
  • Bearing capacity: approx. 2kg incl. ball head
  • Orientation aperture: Field of vision 8.9° vInclinometer: 0° to 70°
  • Miscellaneous: Built-in compass (removable)
  • Power supply: 2x AA batteries (compatible with alkaline, Ni-MH, Ni-CD batteries) or external power supply
  • compatible with USB mini-B
  • Drive voltage: AA batteries: DC2,4-3.0V, Max. 0.6A
  • External power supply: DC4,4-5,25V, max. 0.3A
  • Operating time: approx. 2 hours with alkaline batteries
  • Approx. 20 hours with external power supply at 20°C with 2 kg load
  • Operating temperature: 0° to 40°
  • Dimensions: 95mm x 137mm x 58mm
  • Weight: 740g without batteries
  • Optional accessories available: Polar finder telescope, M-155 tripod, QPL compass, ball head

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • 1x camera mount
Body material: Aluminium
Colour: white
Field of application [Photography]: Photography, SLR
Material: Aluminium
Product Family [Telescopes Accessories]: Star Tracker

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Vixen polar meter QPL Compass for Polar Star Alignment
This accessory includes a compass with a spirit level and a height scale. The compass helps you to quickly locate the polar star when it is hidden behind trees or a mountain. The compass attaches to the accessory shoe on the Polarie Star Tracker or a device with a camera accessory shoe. FEATURES Compass Oil-filled compass Azimuth dimensions: 1° steps Height adjustment: 5° steps (max. +/- 70°) Markings: marked with luminous paint Spirit level: Built-in spirit level DELIVERY CONTENTS QPL compass

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Vixen Polar Fine Adjustment Unit
The Polar fine adjustment unit is an accessory designed for installation of star tracking mounts such as POLARIE and the AP Star Tracker System with attachment between the photo stand and the star tracking mount. This device enables fine horizontal and vertical adjustment with installation of a polar axis target. The swivel head, which is designed exclusively for use on the base of star trackers, can be secured or removed with a single screw. The twin screw system for inclination and azimuth adjustment ensures fine movement and rigid locking. The adjustable inclination angle of 0゚~85゚ enables use in a range of positions and situations. The fine adjustment range can be adjusted in three steps of low (0-30 degrees), medium (30-60 degrees) and high (60-85 degrees). FEATURES Fine adjustment unit for precise pole alignment For use on the AP and Polarie Star Tracker Adjustment range from 0° to 85° Photo stand connection (for 1/4'' and 3/8'' screws) Weight: 300 g WHAT’S INCLUDED Fine adjustment unit Allen key Adapter for 3/8'' screw

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Vixen POLARIE Multi Mounting Block
The Vixen POLARIE Multi Mounting Block was developed to fit Vixen profile dovetail rails, such as the Vixen Dovetail Slide Bar DD, to the Polarie Star Tracker. In this way you can increase the load capacity of the tracker up to 6.5 kg! By releasing the clamping lever on the multiple assembly block, you can move the dovetail freely and clamp it again, making balancing of your camera or telescope rig an easy task. The hole in the middle of the multiple mounting block enables the photographer to carry out the polar alignment without removing the POLARIE polar finder PFL with the dovetail rail DD or the dovetail rail PG. Using one of these combinations, you can easily put deep sky photography into practice with a telephoto lens, or compact telescope. PROPERTIES Allows the inclusion of dovetail rails The Star Tracker can hold up to 6.5 kg in weight Allows the use of telephoto lenses Polar alignment possible without removing the polar finder Weight: 440g WHAT'S INCLUDED POLARIE multiple assembly block Assembly tool

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Vixen M-155MA Tripod with POLARIE Fine Adjustment Unit
M 155 MA tripod with polar fine adjustment and additional ball head for the Polarie Star Tracker.This lightweight, sturdy tripod was developed specially for the Polarie Star Tracker in collaboration with Velborn.Weighing just 1.7 kg, it is great for travelling and highly portable.The fine adjustment function enables precise polar alignment. FEATURESBall head with 1/4-inch threadExtendable in 3 sectionsWeight: 1.7 kgDELIVERY CONTENTM-155-MA tripod1x Ball head1x Fine adjustment unit

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Vixen Dovetail Slide Bar DD for POLARIE Star Tracker Astrophotography Mount
The DD dovetail mount was developed for the POLARIE multi-mounting block to attach camera equipment - from DSLR cameras, to telephoto lenses or even compact telescopes. Using this accessory, the load capacity of the POLARIE Star Tracker is increased to up to 6 kg. To make it easier to find the Pole Star, there is a wide slot in the dovetail for the polar finder. In addition to the regular accessories, two cameras can also be balanced on both sides of the existing photo thread (1/4 inch) with optional ball heads. PROPERTIES Accessories for the POLARIE multi-mounting block Allows you to balance the camera Increases the load capacity of the POLARIE Star Tracker to 6 kg Allows a counterweight to be attached Hole bores 1x 1/4 inch, 1x 1/4 inch external thread, 2xM6 internal thread on the plate WHAT'S INCLUDED Dovetail rail DD

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Vixen Quick Release Panorama Plate
Attachment plates, such as the ARCA SWISS are compatible with this quick-release panorama plate. (Note: angle plate is not included in # 35527). The base of the Vixen Quick Release Panorama Clamp can be rotated 360 degrees so that the position of the mounted camera system can be adjusted simply by loosening the clamping lever. In addition to the recommended Vixen dovetail bar DD and top plate, the camera mount is also compatible with other devices with 1/4 ", 3/8" inch screws. The recommended accessory is the X000096 Angle L Bracket for portrait and landscape photography. PROPERTIES Can be rotated 360 degrees ARCA SWISS compatible Weight: 320g WHAT'S INCLUDED Quick-release panorama plate Screws and tools

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Vixen Counterweight 1.0kg
For balancing the Polarie Star Tracker in connection with the counterweight bar. The counterweight of 1.0 kg is also compatible with GP, SX mounts and mounts with 20 mm counterweight bar PROPERTIES Suitable for Polarie Star Tracker, GP, SX and AP mount For counterweight rods with a diameter of 20 mm Weight: 1.0 kg WHAT'S INCLUDED Weight: 1.0 kg Locking Bolt

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Vixen AP Photo Guider Shaft
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Vixen POLARIE PF-L II Polar Finder with Light
In the northern hemisphere*, simply position the polar star and two additional stars in the finder’s field of view so that each star is aligned with the corresponding positions in the finder reticle. This enables you to easily configure the equatorial mount with an accuracy of 3 arc minutes or less. The new design of the polar scope eyepiece improves the visibility of stars and makes the scale easier to read. *Three stars for polar orientation in the southern hemisphere are located in Octans. What is the polar alignment scope? The polar alignment scope is a small telescope that is installed parallel to the R.A. axis of an equatorial mount such that it matches the R.A. axis to be parallel in the direction of the diurnal motion of stars. The polar alignment scope utilizes 3 stars (Polaris, Delta UMi and 51 Cep) near the north celestial pole. To locate the north celestial pole, simply align the positions on the reticle in the polar alignment scope with the 3 designated stars. In addition, the patterns of the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia are engraved on the polar alignment reticle for use as a guide for the north celestial pole. The polar alignment scope can align the polar axis of the equatorial mount as accurately as 3 arc minutes or less. The marks and patterns on the built-in reticle provide everything that you need for polar alignment The necessary information for polar alignment is integrated into the reticle, which is designed for locating the north (or south) celestial pole. It is not necessary to configure an hour angle setting in the dark. This makes polar alignment easier, as you can look through the eyepiece of the polar alignment scope. A free app is available to download via the following link. https://www.vixen.co.jp/app/ Dark field illumination (with automatic power off function) The switch on the polar alignment scope’s brightness adjustment dial illuminates the reticle in red when activated. Compared with bright field illumination, this prevents less bright stars from disappearing from the scope's field of view. The brightness can be adjusted in 8 levels by turning the brightness adjustment dial. The red light dims gradually after a certain period of time and turns off automatically. Easy to set up Remove the mounting block on the front side and the cap on the rear side of the POLARIE. Then insert the POLARIE PF-L finder scope into the POLARIE to complete the installation. The telescope is ready for use in no time! FEATURES Easy alignment via reference stars Dimmable red light No date or time settings required Light switches off automatically Free app from https://www.vixen.co.jp/app/ DELIVERY CONTENT 1x PF-L II polar finder 1x CR2032 battery

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​For precise polar alignment of the POLARIE U Star Tracker.With this fine adjustment unit DX you can make sensitive movements in all directions in order to achieve an exact polar alignment.There is a quick-release fastener at the head of the fine-adjustment, which is compatible with the Vixen quick-change angle plate, or the Arca Swisssystem. You can attach or remove your Star Tracker quickly. An optional dovetail plate mounting block is available for versatile use.Thanks to the two M8 threaded holes at a distance of 35 mm on the head, the quick release can be exchanged for the separately available dovetail mounting block.This enables the straightforward mounting of telescopes or heavy telephoto lenses, like the Vixen FL55SS telescope.The fine adjustment DX is equipped with a 1/4 "or 3/8" thread and can therefore be used on all common photo tripods.This tripod adapter can be exchanged for a Vixen tripod adapter in order to be able to connect the fine adjustment unit to the heavier duty Vixen telescopic tripods too.The fine adjustment DX enables a large adjustment range from -30 degrees to 90 degrees and 360 degrees in azimuth.The mounted camera can be tilted freely from 0 degrees (horizontal) to 90 degrees (vertical) by loosening the clamping lever. The fine adjustments can be adjusted in a range of +/- 7.5 degrees.PROPERTIES1/4 "or 3/8" thread for photo tripods-30 degrees to 90 degrees and 360 degrees adjustable in azimuthFine adjustments in the range of +/- 7.5 degrees adjustable2 degrees adjustment per turn of the screwArca Swiss System compatibleAdaptable to Vixen telescopic tripodsAssembly of telescopes or heavy telephoto lensesOver 8 kg payload possibleWHAT'S INCLUDEDPole fine adjustment unit DXQuick release clampAngle plate L adapter for Vixen telescopic tripods with 45mm connectionTechnical specifications

€235.90*
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High-performance, top-of-the-range fluorite apochromat for mobile astrophotography and observers. Thanks to its small size and lightweight design, this high-quality fluorite refractor is ideal for excursions and air travel. It displays razor sharp and bright stars across the entire field of view of the full-frame image sensor (95% illumination with 44 mm image circle). The FL55SSS turns into a fast F/4.3 astrograph with the optional flattener and focal reducer. It allows you to use extremely short exposure times and a provides a large field of view for large nebulae or comets. Despite the small aperture, the FL55SS features a high-resolution HR eyepiece that produces stunningly clear images of the moon and the bright planets. When used for astrophotography, it delivers razor-sharp images of stars that are guaranteed to impress. FEATURES Objective lenses: 55 mm fluorite Focal length: 300 mm F5.5 Resolution and limiting magnitude: 2.11, 10.5 Light-gathering power: 62x Dimensions and weight: 80 x 282 mm; 1.5 kg Adapter and connections: 31.7 mm receptacle, 60 mm thread WHAT’S INCLUDED 55 mm optical tube with fluorite APO Dovetail adapter Extension Tube 60 mmDew cap Dust covers

€1,119.00*
Vixen QHD-33 Ball Head
Vixen QHD-33 ball head with 1/4 inch connection thread. Connects the POLARIE Star Tracker to your camera. The ball head can also be mounted on almost all photo tripods with standard 1/4 inch mounting screw. FEATURESLightweight ball head for the POLARIE Star Tracker 1/4 inch photo connection thread Also suitable for photo tripods with standard 1/4 inch screw SCOPE OF DELIVERYQHD-33 ball head (1pc)

€59.00*

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The main goal is to capture as much light as possible in a short time.DOWNLOAD latest camera software and drivers see download folder "Manuals" or here: http://www.touptek.com/download/showdownload.php?lang=en&id=2 Sample photos made by Lóránd Fényes in Hungary: https://fenyeslorand.hu/asztrofotok/Field of view for different focal lengths in arc minutes and degrees: 400 mm - 151´x 114´ (2.5 x 1.9 degrees) 500 mm - 121´x 91´ (2.0 x 1.5 degrees) 600 mm - 101´x 76´ (1.7 x 1.3 degrees) 700 mm - 86´x 65´ (1.4 x 1.1 degrees) 800 mm - 76´x 57´ (1.3 x 0.9 degrees) 900 mm - 67´x 51´ (1.1 x 1.9 degrees) 1000 mm - 61´x 46´ (1.0 x 0.8 degrees) 1250 mm - 48´x 37´ (0.8 x 0.6 degrees) 1500 mm - 40´x 30´ (0.7 x 0.5 degrees) 1750 mm - 35´x 26´ (0.6 x 0.4 degrees) 2000 mm - 30´x 23´ (0.5 x 0.4 degrees) FEATUREScamera type: ASTRO Camera 16.0MP ATR3CMOS16000KPA data output: single pictures and video image Sensor: Panasonic NM34230PLI CMOS Color Sensor adjustable resolution: 4648x3506 / 2304x1750 / 1536x1168 adjustable binning: 1x1 / 2x2 / 3x3 frame rate per second (FBS): 22.5 / 43 / 48 physical sensor size in pixels: 4648 x 3506 megapixel: 16 MP sensor size: 17.6 x 13.3 mm (4/3 inch) pixel size: 3.8 µm x 3.8 µm bit depth: 12 Bit backfocus: 17,5 mm  shutter Type: rolling shutterinternal camera memory: DDR 3 RAMthermoelectric cooling with fan: yes, up to 40°C below ambient temperature adjustable exposure times: 150µs to 60min operating temperature: -10 to +50°C (30-80% RLH) cable length USB 3.0: 150cm DC cable length power supply: 200cm CNC machined aluminium housing camera diameter: 80mm; length: 102mm camera weight: 0,53 kg camera connection diameter: 2.0 inch ( 50.8mm) camera connection thread: T2 (M42x0,75mm) filter thread: Yes, 2.0 inch in receptacle camera connection to PC: USB 3.0 built-in USB hub with 2 x USB 2.0 ports power supply: Power supply 12 Volt 3,0 Ampere included software: EXPLORE Capture included camera driver and ASCOM driver includedoperating system: WINDOWS 10 + 11 PC requirements: CPU Intel Core2 2.8Ghz or higher / 2 GB Ram / USB 3.0 SCOPE OF DELIVERYDEEP SKY ASTRO Camera 16.0MP telescope adapter T2 thread to 2.0" (50,8mm) USB 3.0 connection cable 150cm power supply 230V/12V3,0A dust cap software CD hard case instruction manual

€1,099.00*
Vixen 60 mm extension tube
This extension tube extends back focus depth to an additional 66 mm, for Vixen 60mm diameter focusers. It is suitable for extending compatible focuser drawtubes for use visually without a Star Diagonal but most commonly extends focus travel for astrophotography in a prime focus position, or for straight-through use with Barlow lenses and other accessories. FEATURES Compatibility: all Vixen OTAs with 60mm diameter drawtubes Weight: 115g SCOPE OF DELIVERY Extension tube 60 mm

€33.00*
Trigger cable N10 for Nikon, Fujifilm
The shutter cable was designed for time-lapse recording with the POLARIE U Star Tracker and a digital camera. When used in conjunction with a special app for the POLARIE U, you can control the shutter via SMS and your smartphone. REQUIREMENTS: POLARIE U Star Tracker, smartphone, POLARIE U control app and shutter release cable for your camera FEATURES Connection to the POLARIE U: 2.5 mm stereo mini plug Connection to the camera: 10-pin remote terminal plug For Nikon, Fujifilm camera connection Spiral cable length: 20 cm to 50 cm Weight: 29 g DELIVERY CONTENT N10 shutter release cable

€23.80*
Vixen focal adapter for Canon EOS
The Vixen focal adapter can be used to connect your DSLR camera to your telescope via a 60-mm thread. The large internal diameter of the adapter prevents shadows at the edges of the image when using a full-frame DSLR camera. The focal adapter can also be rotated to rotate the field of view selection. Three locking screws are provided for clamping.Note: Vixen T2 ring also required for your Canon. In this case, the inner ring is removed from the T2 adapter and clamped using three small grub screws.FEATURES60-mm connection thread for OAZWeight: 56 gT-ring for Canon EOS also requiredPACKAGE CONTENTSVixen focal adapter for Canon EOS

€54.00*
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BRESSER Camera-Adapter M35/T2 for MC/MCX100/127
Camera-Adapter M35/T2 for Bresser MC/MCX-100 and MC/MCX-127 Maksutov telescopes The BRESSER Camera-Adapter M35/T2 for MC/MCX100/127 is principally designed to connect a DSLR camera (with appropriate manufacturer-specific T2 T-ring, available separately) to the Bresser MC-100 and MC-127 Maksutov telescopes which have a built-in M35 connecting thread. You can also use wider-bodied astronomical cameras (non-c-mount), which have T2 threads built into their bodies, as standard with this camera adapter. This adapter can be separated into two different lengths of 30mm and 80mm (which both truncate in a T2/M42 thread). The use of these different lengths of extension tube allows the user to vary the projection of image on to a camera chip and get the best framing for the size of object being imaged. Please note: an extra camera specific T2-adapter ring (Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc.) is necessary to connect a DSLR.  Many of these are available from us and you are welcome to contact us for advice if unsure which of these to pick.WHAT'S INCLUDED Camera-Adapter with M35x1,0mm to M42x0.75mm (T2) thread

€44.10* €49.00* (10% saved)

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BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100
Do you already own a photo camera and would like to create impressive pictures of the night sky with the help of the long exposure or even make time-lapse pictures with little effort ? The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical PhotoMount PM-100 is the ideal base. Not only for beginners in astrophotography, this mount is particularly well suited, but also the experts swear by a compact and easy-to-use mount to automatically compensate for the natural rotation of the earth. The built-in tracking motor rotates the saddle-mounted camera precisely against the earth's rotation and thus the stars remain in pinpoint shape even with long exposures. If you already own a sturdy photo tripod with a video tilt head you can use the photo mount's head directly with the 1/4 inch & 3/8 inch photo thread holes. The pole height (latitude) is then adjusted by the video tilt head. The photo-mount with tripod with carry-case and polar wedge are also available as a bundle - Product No.: 4964120 Which cameras are basically suitable for use with the BRESSER photo mount ? All cameras with ¼ inch (6.3mm) tripod connection thread and bulb length" B "for long exposure are suitable. The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100 is designed for a camera with lens of max. 2.0 kg total weight to carry and track in polar mode. In Azimut mode also a camera weight up to 5.0kg is possible.  Large aperture, wide-angle lenses are ideal for the beginning, because the requirements for tracking accuracy accumulate with increasing focal length and exposure time. Thus, a shot with wide-angle lens can be exposed for up to several minutes and the stars remain punctiform without problems. For example, with a 200mm telephoto lens the polar alignment of the photo mount must be exactly right. But thanks to the integrated pole finder tunnel, this is done quickly. After setting up the light and compact StarTracker Photo Mount, simply set the approximate latitude (pole height) and aim Polaris through the integrated pole finder tunnel. Then mount the camera with the photo lens using the quick-release plate on the supplied ball head. With the ball head, the camera can be aligned and determined at any time on any section of the sky. As soon as the tracking motor is switched on, long-time exposure can be started immediately. This does not even take 5 minutes ... The tracking is carried out by a precise stepper motor, which can be controlled by an easy digital setup on LCD screen. Low power consumption allows up to 20 hours of operation with just one battery charge or simply use the micro USB port for an unlimited power supply. FEATURES Equatorial StarTracker Photo-Mount Automatic siderial tracking against the Earth rotation  Different tracking speed setting possible Suitable for northern and southern henisphere Time lapse: from 15 minutes to 48 hours Ballhead with quick release saddle plate and 1/4" Photo thread for Kamera mountingPhoto-Mount with 1/4" threaded bolt for ballhead mounting Additional quick release coupling for ball head removal High precision stepper motor with helical gear for accurate tracking Clear LCD screen and easy setup menu Battery operation 4 x AA batteries or mico USB (optional acc.)  Battery life: up to 20 hours Weight Photo-Mont: 0.63kg Load capacity of Photo-Mount: up to 2.0kg/5.0kg (EQ/AZ) Optional Acc: Polar-wedge, Tripod and carry-case, optical pole finder scope with illumination unit SCOPE OF DELIVERY StarTracker astronomical Photo-Mount head Ballhead with quick release saddle plate User manual

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BRESSER Messier EXOS 1/EQ-4 Mount
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