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Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker Astrophotography Mount # 35505

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Brand Vixen Optics
Part Number 35505
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Vixen Optics is proud to introduce the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker for astrophotography. This compact mount platform allows you to capture night scapes and star images with ease.

Set up is simple. The Polarie attaches to a standard camera tripod and can accept any digital camera weighing up to 4.4 lbs. 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.

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5.0 (Based on 1 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by JordiBusque of Barcelona.
      1342310400
      Jul 14, 2012

      5.0 Great even with telephoto

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Compact,Accurate

      Cons:

      Not rechargable battery,Dificult precise aligment

      Comments:

      In my first day trying this product I've got perfectly tracked stars for a couple of minutes with a 150mm telephoto at 12 MPx seen at 100%.

      It looks that with a little more practise those results can be easily improved with longer exposures or longer focal lengths. The polar accessory for precise alignment might be necessary for long telephotos or very long time exposures.

      Would buy it again. I strongly recommend it.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

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